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Project spotlight

World First DPM monitoring project deployed on HS2 TBM

ALIGN JV made up of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick have become the first of the 4 major principal contractors at HS2 to undertake the diesel particulate monitoring. In doing so they achieved a world first- that being the world’s first tunnel construction project to implement a whole of environment DPM monitoring program. ALIGN were also the world’s first principal contractor to deploy continuous DPM monitoring directly on the TBM’s. 

Congratulations and recognition must also go to HS2 and ALIGN for identifying the innovative value of the Pinssar system and making the progressive leap to ensure the health and safety of their workforce.  

“I am pleased to say we are seeing immediate benefits and are ensuring the project teams are working in a healthy and safe environment. This technology represents the most practical way to understand our DPM levels and trends in continuous real-time, allowing us to adjust controls and minimise risk, which perfectly supports the ALIGN ‘AIM HIGH’ culture”. says Ralph Ashwood, Deputy Director Health, Safety and Wellbeing at ALIGN JV

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News from our members:

COWI - Water is at the core of sustainable urban development

Sir Robert McAlpine - Changing the face of construction at The Forge

RSSB - Climate change - preparing rail to weather the storm

Northumbrian Water - NWG - Second stage of innovate East ready to launch

Southern Water - Invasive Non-Native Species: What they are and how we're tracking them

Aston University - Energy and Bioproducts Research institute

Cardiff University - Gas turbine testing

Imperial College London - UN Deputy Secretary-General launches new Global Development Hub at Imperial

Northumbria University -  Sustainable Materials for Construction and Repair

University of Birmingham - Rail decarbonisation

University of Bristol - Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering

University of Edinburgh - Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

University of Reading - Earth Observation and Space

University of Southampton - Carbon Management Research Group

Binnies - Bridges the gap between green investment and nature recovery projects

UKGBC - Net zero carbon buildings: new guidance for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting

Costain - Next phase of project to decarbonise industry in South Wales receives funding

Atkins - Shweta Kishor Dhansinghani, Digital Asset Management Consultant shortlisted for Rising Star category, 2021 Construction Technology Awards

Golder - How Can We ‘Close the Loop’ on Construction Waste?

Stantec recognized among the World’s Best Employers by Forbes

Sir Robert McAlpine receives Chartered Building Company status

RSSB - RED wins "highly commended" in Rail Business Awards

Polypipe Group Race Around the World Challenge!

Environment Agency - Better regulation needed to protect environment and boost economy, says Environment Agency Chief Executive

ABG Geosynthetics switches to 100% renewable energy

Ichebeck Titan - Welcomes John Thomson to the Ichebeck Titan GE team

Marshalls - Strengthens commitment to gender equality

Curtins - Welcomes new Director in Scotland

Mistras - Integrated structural inspection 

Golder to Undertake Rock Tunnel Inspections to Support Stockholm’s Metro Extension

RSSB - Asset integrity - Lets keep listening

Sir Robert McAlpine - Key considerations for digital construction

Curtins - UXO guide shortlisted for Brownfield Awards 2020

Topcon - Digital Transformation and Construction Post-Covid

Polypipe Middle East - Creating Healthier Living Spaces feature

Costain - The Times top 50 employers for women 2020

Balfour Beatty - Appoints new Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Arup - A pathway to rail resilience

Aecom - Launches virtual public consultation tool

Kier - Supports NHS Scotland to convert SEC in to temporary hospital

Maccaferri - Covid-19 and Maccaferri's preparedness 

Polypipe Middle East Managing Director featured in Sustainabilist ME

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions - Progressing BAT III

WSP - Coastal flooding lets start planning for the long term

Aecom - 2020 Ireland review

ICE - Enabling better infrastructure

Marshalls revisit future spaces

Zero Waste Scotland sponsors first Circular Economy built environment design award in UK

Curtins - Introduces new Director of Transport planning

Marshalls - Future Spaces  - Cities of Green

COWI - Innovation for construction for sustainable cities

Ischebeck Titan - A greener footprint - zero waste to landfill

Darcy group - Combined CCTV, GPS and topography modelling

Autodesk appoints Dr. Ayanna Howard to Board of Directors

Geobrugg develops cost effective solution to Landslide monitoring

Sir Robert McAlpine - CEO Paul Hamer shortlisted for Chief Executive of the Year

Polypipe Middle East appoints new Managing Director and Sales Director

COWI - Four projects shortlisted in the Structural Awards

Arcadis mental health and wellbeing blog

Barratt plc enhancing habitats and improving outcomes for species

COWI strengthens international presence to meet demand for renewable energy solutions

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