NRMM Emissions Testing 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery
Mace have continued their work with Kings College London (KCL), attempting to tackle emissions and air quality issues within the UK. Having previously worked with KCL at the Television Centre site, Mace have progressed their work at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development. Mace arranged for KCL to attend site and test Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) emissions to see whether...

NRMM Quality Assurance Template

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery
The team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development (Mace) have devised an Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Quality Assurance (QA) document to ensure compliance is achieved. The project has planning conditions that stipulate all plant on site should adhere to a certain standard with relation to the EU Emission Stage for plant engines. To ensure the site was compliant with...

Sustainability Best Practice Template

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Monitoring Promoting achievements
Mace have created a Sustainability Best Practice Template to aid with CCS visits as well as their own internal league tables. This targets sharing good, best and innovative practice in order to drive environmental performance and raise standards. Submitted Best Practice proposals are then reviewed by two independent experts before being accepted in the monthly environmental league tables. These case...

Christmas Card Photography Competition

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesCharities/organisations Colleges Community liaison
During the festive season, the Mace team at the Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside development have set up a Christmas card appeal to raise funds for the local ecology park. Ravensbourne College students were invited to take part in Mace’s Christmas card competition during which students entered photos which represented the theme of construction as well as Christmas. The winning designs...

Using Digital Reports to Plan Daily Works

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesMeeting agenda Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors
The Mace team at the Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside development have introduced DataTouch Report during their DABs meeting to inform all operatives of daily works taking place on site and their implications on each subcontractor. Using DataScope, we have designed a new product that generates a report of all the hotspots, number of operatives, duration of works and progress in...

Water Recycling Wheel Wash

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDebris Minimised fuel use Mud Reduce Surrounding roads/pavements Water saving measures
Mace at new stadium development procured a water recycling road sweep (from JM Clark) specifically to reduce water use as well as work related road risk and CO2 emissions from site. This system filters the water it uses and feeds a percentage of this back in to the system for re-use. Estimated water reduction is between 30-50%, although more likely...

Internal Awards on CCS Monitor Visits

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesWorkforce
Mace have an internal monthly and quarterly awards for the highest scoring Mace projects for CCS visits. The CCS visit are downloaded and analysed monthly by the Mace appointed CCS lead. The results are then summarised and sent out for communication within each business unit. The highest scoring site visit score per month is then communicated via an internal website,...

Increasing the Standards of the Working Environment

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesCanteen Recreation Rest Worker fatigue
The Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside welfare facilities have been designed to improve the standards and working environment on construction sites. Mace directors analysed a number of studies which show a correlation between the influence of working environment and staff productivity. This included examples from Google and Microsoft offices. This allowed the Mace team to identify measures that could be implemented...

‘Double Knock’ Fire Alarm Warning System

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team has developed a fire alarm scheme in conjunction with WES Wireless Fire Alarm Systems. The new fire alarm system includes a double knock two stage alert system which gives Mace site managers a 10 minutes warning before activating the site wide alarm. This allows the management team to investigate the cause of the fire...

Recycled Rubber Underfloor Cradles

Published 18 December 2017 | No comments
Written by Daniel Billington
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle
Mace have worked with a company called Instacoustic to produce cradles from recycled rubber. Instacoustic also produces the base packers (used in conjunction with the cradles) from the same recycled rubber. Instacoustic have recycled over 6,000 truck tyres to date at Greenwich Peninsula on Phase One (two buildings) and will continue to carry this out for Phase Two where a...

Stress Break Rota 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 18 December 2017 | One comment
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesRest Stress Worker fatigue
The project team at the Grosvenor Crescent site were under a lot of pressure to deliver a difficult project on time, budget and to a very high standard. This resulted in a few colleagues noting they may be showing signs of stress. As a result of this, the project team devised a Stress Break Rota. This entailed members of the...

System for Separating Paint Solids from Water

Published 18 December 2017 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Re-use
The use of the Envirowash station stemmed out of a requirement on site to dispose of residual paints and washout of paint brushes in a responsible way. The Envirowash System is efficient and fast – separating paint solids from 120 litres of water in only 1 hour. This system works in line with site operations; once the treatment unit is...

BIOGEL Adhesive

Published 18 December 2017 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesSustainable solutions
BIOGEL adhesive uses the Eco 5 Rating system which is a 5 point system adding environmental benefits to the product. This is certified by SGS, who champion the improvement of the environmental performance of building materials. This is a multi-purpose adhesive-gel for bonding all types of material, on all substrates, and for use in all conditions. The Eco 5 system...

Living wall on a building redevelopment

Published 7 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesAir quality Building maintenance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Planting
To improve and enhance the standard and sustainability of our immediate environment on the LSE CBR project, a living wall was installed to the external face of the welfare cabins facing the LSE library and seating area of the John Watkins Plaza. This was installed by fixing timber battens into the cabins and then hanging the planter boxes with plants...

Follow Me Printing

Published 7 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions
Mace use Follow Me/WaveID printing technology to significantly reduce paper consumption and cost of buying and wasting paper in our project offices, as well as helping reduce clutter from unwanted or forgotten print outs, improving data security and productivity. The technology enables users to print to a shared print queue and then be able to print from any printer using...