Wheel Wash System with Re-usable Water from Settlement Tank

Published 7 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesMud Surrounding roads/pavements Water saving measures
Mace/Getjar constructed a wheel wash system that directs all jet wash water into a settlement tank. We then re-use this water to fill each jet wash tank to continue with the wash without using mains water supply. We are filtering all used water over and over again to reduce water consumption from the LSE project. Location for the wheel wash...

Riser Strategy Cover Caps

Published 7 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesProcedures Working methods
In line with Mace current safe riser strategy, the London School of Economics team working on the Building Centre Redevelopment project have introduced a new safety project. Mace engaged with Hole Solution to produce a design which looks into smaller holes with a construction project that will contain RWP vertical cables that are between 75mm and 300mm, are water tight...

Pedestrian Segregation Visual Flashing Beacon Unit for Visually Impaired People

Published 6 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesLocal and special needs Sensitivity to neighbours Visual/hearing impaired
In conjunction with WSS, the Mace team working at the London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment project implemented a bespoke visual warning unit to supplement the segregation of students and public from site delivery traffic. The unit was specifically designed to aid persons with visual disability. The concertina gates are supplemented with a flashing beacon which acts as a...

Re-used scaffold standing tables encouraging flexible healthy working and re-use of materials

Published 9 October 2017 | No comments
Written by Dominic Ward
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Re-use Recycle Reduce
The Mace Greenwich Peninsula project team created standing tables from old scaffold timber planks and scaffold tubes. One table is used for a flexible meeting space/lunch space in the kitchen and the other is used for standing hot-desking in the centre of the office. This both reduces construction waste and promotes flexible working, encouraging people to get up and move...

Ecospot Boards 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 9 October 2017 | No comments
Written by Dawn Smith
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue
During bricklaying activities, there is a high risk of musculoskeletal injuries, due to the repetitive bending required to retrieve mortar from the mortar boards. The Ecospot is a bracket and mortar board that attaches to any standard scaffolding. It can be adjusted to suit any height that is comfortable for each individual bricklayer. These are currently in use on Mace’s...

Pool commissioning water recycling

Published 26 September 2017 | No comments
Written by Daniel Billington
CategoriesWater saving measures
During a commissioning meeting with our specialist pool trade contractor to discuss water management, a water recycling system was devised and staggered leak test programme. Due to the proximity and similar size of townhouse swimming pools, it was decided that for the initial leak test, water would be pumped from one pool to the next to save water. As a...

Oak Tree Initiative

Published 26 September 2017 | No comments
Written by Daniel Billington
CategoriesLegacy Planting Trees
Mace’s Chelsea Barracks team have had a long and close relationship with Royal Hospital Chelsea (home of the Chelsea Pensioners) since the project started. The most recent initiative that Mace have partnered with the hospital for is the ‘Tree of Friendship’ scheme. Mace have purchased 20 Boscobel Oak tree saplings to symbolise the Chelsea Hospital’s relationship with the former Chelsea...

A mechanical and engineering taster day for young women at Mace

Published 18 September 2017 | No comments
Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Diversity
Mace has found a lack of women applying to their apprenticeship programmes in the mechanical and electrical engineering (MEP) sector. To address this, Mace’s MEP directors have worked alongside the community engagement and emerging talent teams to explore the causes and solutions to the issue. A trend noticed by community engagement managers at Mace is that young women who enter...

Peri-Up Temporary Access Structure

Published 24 July 2017 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesInitiatives Protected and controlled access
On their quest to minimise lags, the team at Greenwich Peninsula sourced and tailored a solution to reduce the entire temporary access structure down to a compact four-storey plug-in that only needs to be built once which both improves their programme as well as significantly reducing work from height risks. The ‘Peri-Up’ is a four storey-high access system that climbs...

Feedback Circle for Community Members

Published 26 May 2017 | No comments
Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCharities/organisations Feedback/questionnaires Sensitivity to neighbours
The Mace site at 145 City Road, London created an online version of the CCS community feedback form. They promoted it by giving £1 to the local charity for every response. Once all forms had been submitted, the responses were reviewed and the team wrote an article in the next community newsletter based on the ‘You said, We did’ format....

Hollow Drill Bits

Published 19 May 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesDust prevention Occupational health risks
Several drill manufacturers including Dewalt, Hilti and Milwaukee now provide hollow drill bits which allow the dust created when drilling holes to be extracted via the bit when drilling. The drill bits have an on-board dust extractor port that can be connected to a vacuum hose. Since dust is extracted as the hole is drilled, there is less risk if...

Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Published 19 May 2017 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesAir quality
Mace are trialling Foobot Air Quality Monitors. Currently we have one installed at our head office in Moorgate and on several temporary offices in some of our London construction projects. Foobot monitors air quality parameters including CO2, VOCs and particulate matter, showing a glowing light to give a visual indication of overall air quality. Data can be viewed in an...

UK Modern Slavery Act e-learning

Published 12 May 2017 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesE-learning Illegal workers Intranet Modern slavery Supply chain Training
The UK’s Modern Slavery Act requires companies to demonstrate the actions being taken to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within the supply chain. Every year they must produce a statement that quantifies the activities we have undertaken to help meet this objective. At Mace we have developed our policies in response to this legislation and begun taking positive...

Swap-Shop SharePoint site

Published 12 May 2017 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesManagement policy Recycle
The Mace Sustainability team responded to a challenge faced on site. At all stages of projects, materials and equipment, which were not at the end of their life, were being disposed of. To meet this challenge, Mace set up the Swap-Shop SharePoint Site. This was a site moderated by the sustainability team but broadcast across the whole business. Every Mace...

Newton Waterproof Membrane Recycling Service 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 12 May 2017 | No comments
Written by Daniel Billington
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle
By returning HDPE membrane off-cuts from site to Newton headquarters in Tonbridge via backloads, the material is then initially processed in-house. Working closely with the UK’s largest non-profit recycling organisation RECOUP in order to set up the necessary relationships with both a plastics reprocessor and an end-manufacturer who will use the recycled material. Newton is the first waterproofing materials supplier...