Director of the Mace Business School Brian Moone, provides his quarterly update as published in the latest issue of Building magazine: spotlight on cladding.
With demand at a low ebb because of the recession, the downward trend for lead times across cladding systems is no surprise. Brian comments: "The lead time for cladding has fallen more than any other trade package this quarter and is at ...
Mace Group's Spainish office team has received a 'Project 2009' award from CESINE, a leading publishing group within the Spanish Real Estate market. Mace was presented with the award for its overall contribution to project management in Spain.
The award judges were largely united with five out of seven voting for Mace on the basis of the company's quality, procedures and high client ...
Mace Group has won a project management appointment on a luxury residential development for client Guia Hill (Macau) Investments Limited, a joint venture between Macquarie Real Estate and VC Group. This follows an appointment to carry out a due diligence report of the project site and demonstrates Mace Group's continued work in the region.
The US$32m scheme comprises 30 luxury apartments over ...
Mace Group has been appointed as project manager and client representative on the £36m Basildon sporting village by clients Basildon District Council and Essex County Council.
Basildon sporting village is intended to be the best sports facility in the East of England, providing premium, affordable and accessible sports, leisure and education facilities. Situated in the heart of Basildon, the ...
Macro is pleased to announce the introduction of a new senior team in North America as a result of winning a seven-year deal with a financial services organisation to deliver facilities management services across its North American office portfolio.
James McMullian will be the North American account manager, responsible for leading the strategic, operational and financial activities of the ...
Mace Group has once again been ranked within the top 50 firms in The Good Employer Guide 2009, published by Building magazine. The top ranked companies were chosen from all firms within the British construction industry willing to take part and the winners were selected according to how their employees rated them in a questionnaire.
Employees were asked to grade their firms in six areas: ...
Mace's science and technology team has won a Sword of Honour award from the British Safety Council (BSC) for health and safety works at the Nationwide site in Newbury.
Mace's health and safety services director, John Hanley said: "The Sword of Honour is considered the major achievement in terms of worldwide health and safety awards and the commitment of the technology team in upholding Mace's ...
Mark Castle, managing director for Mace Plus, will present at the forthcoming Education Construction conference in London on 19th November.
The conference will provide contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers with vital insights into the future of the education construction market.
Mark will host a seminar on 'lessons from delivering academy buildings', drawn from Mace Plus' ...
Mace Group has been appointed by Prasa-Bogaris as project and construction manager for the RATC Urbanisation in Constanta, an approximately 100,000 sqm plot intended for a mixed commercial, retail, hotel and residential development.
This is an ambitious project, being run by a joint venture between Prasa and Bogaris, two Spanish developers established in Romania, as part of their eastward ...
The directors of Mace Plus paid a visit to Sandy Lane Primary School in Bracknell to help the children as part of the Mace Group's volunteer day programme.
The programme encourages staff to take a day out of work and give something back to the community. Mace Plus managing director Mark Castle did just this by taking part in a day of environmental projects with the local school children, ...
Mace Group has completed two student accommodation facilities for JG Land and Estates in East London.
Mace were appointed as project managers and employers agents on both schemes in 2006, working closely with award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to deliver Hive Apartments and Broadway Malyan to deliver the Hive Studios.
The two residences have achieved a sustainable design to ...
Mace Group has been appointed as project manager on the $323m Kianda Towers project in Luanda, Angola by client Panservice S.A.
The project incorporates two 25-storey commercial office towers and two 27-storey residential towers with retail elements and basement car parking.
This project is one of several projects the group has won out of its Portuguese office. The development is scheduled for ...
In mid 2008, the Mace Plus board challenged senior managers to improve the company's safety protocol and a little over a year on, MUST cards and an associated training initiative have been introduced with impressive results.
A task group comprising six project-based team members was established with a remit to prepare a proposal for improving safety. The group came up with areas for ...
Mace Plus is delighted to have secured Richard Gillies, Director of Plan A and CSR at Marks and Spencer, to speak at its breakfast briefing on 3rd November about M&S's response to climate change.
With momentum building around climate change, the low carbon economy, population growth and fuel and food shortages, the talk will discuss what are the likely impacts of these issues on business. ...
Phil Terzza, senior technical consultant at Macro International provides his quarterly letter from Dubai, discussing how the rise in temperature in the region affects facilties management.
He comments about the awareness facilities managers need to employ to address the extreme temperatures and exposure to excessive sunlight that anyone working in the Middle East encounters. The effects of ...
Mace Group has played a key role in helping client The Natural History Museum to deliver the second phase of its Darwin Centre development on time. Opened by HRH Prince William, the landmark project is the most significant development since the museum moved to London's South Kensington in 1881.
The Darwin Centre comprises a cocoon under an atrium room, which provides a controlled environment ...
Mace Group has helped to successfully deliver the £50m new International Pier to Birmingham International Airport in time for the airport’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Mace was appointed in 2006 to manage the procurement, design and construction of the new pier with Mace Sustain as CDM Coordinator.
Mace staff joined 500 guests from the construction, aviation and business community at the ...
Mace and Sense have successfully delivered the first phase of Hartlepool Sixth Form College, opening the doors to students four days ahead of schedule to the delight of the principal, Rick Wells.
Involving the refurbishment of a Victorian merchant's house and an atrium connecting it to a new teaching facility, phase two is scheduled for completion in September 2010 and will involve demolition ...
In the final part of its series for Building magazine, Sense Cost Consultancy explores the difficulties that M&E contractors and suppliers are facing, the effect that's having on prices, and what the future may have in store
Recent industry surveys suggest the rate of decline in activity is bottoming out, but evidence specifically relating to services specialists, which account for about ...
The Bridge Acadamy in Hackney was featured in an independent review by Regeneration and Renewal magazine. As main contractor on the project, Mace Plus hosted a tour of the school with design expert Peter Dijkhuis.
The school specialises in music and its design was inspired by a guitar, which can be seen when viewed from above. Peter Dijkhuis discusses the building's design, features and its ...