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  • 10.05.2009
    Mace is delighted to have secured Jim Steer, founder of Greengauge21 and Steer Davies Gleave, to speak at its transportation breakfast briefing on 11 June. The seminar will examine the issues surrounding high speed rail, in particular whether it can economically deliver additional network capacity, and significantly contribute to a low-carbon future. For more information about Greengauge21, ...
  • 07.05.2009
    Mace has worked alongside client Three Valleys Water, to replace 500km of water mains, enough to encircle Wembley Stadium 500 times. More than 500 kilometres of water pipes, enough to encircle Wembley Stadium 500 times, have been replaced by Three Valleys Water across its supply area, benefiting more than 30,000 customers. The milestone marks the culmination of more than four years' work ...
  • 06.05.2009
    Mace Sustain, the the health and safety, community and environment specialists of the Mace Group, has launched SHEonline - an online tool  to faciliitate better standards of health and safety management. In today's construction industry, managers face many competing pressures, often pulled between the priorities of complex sites, rapid programmes and the pressure to keep a project on ...
  • 05.05.2009
    As reported in an April issue of Building magazine, the extension to Tate Modern is planning to use an innovative groundwater cooling system, using water from the aquifer beneath the river Thames. Mace Group is construction manager on the project, which will add significant new gallery space to the popular institution on the South Bank. The groundwater cooling system is designed by Max Fordham ...
  • 04.05.2009
    Mace has achieved 1,000,000 man hours on the Bahrain Bay site without a single reportable health and safety incident, a tremendous achievement. As reported in AMEinfo.com the client, Arcapita Bank, was particularly keen to push up standards of health and safety on the project, in line with global norms, making the project an exemplar of construction standards in the Gulf. Mace is currently ...
  • 03.05.2009
    The weekend of May 30th/31st will see a team of eight volunteers from different areas of Mace attempting to conquer the 24 peak challenge to raise funds for Care International. The challenge, which is partnered with Global Challenge UK, will involve climbing 24 mountains in the Lake District over 2,400 feet in the space of 24 hours. The team will start at Red Pike peak, taking in some of the ...
  • 30.04.2009
    The Mace and Skanska joint venture bid for the £500m refurbishment of Tottenham Court Road Station has successfully reached the shortlist, with five firms now in the running for the job. The job is the biggest-ever station redevelopment in central London and involves the expansion of the existing ticket hall by six times, doubling the station's capacity. The project also comprises the build of ...
  • 30.04.2009
    Staff from Mace's Midlands regional office took part in British Waterway's Towpath Tidy 2009 at Icknield Port Loop depot. The event is supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, the Inland Waterways Association, a number of canal societies and trusts and Encams who are responsible for the Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. Towpath Tidy is a nationwide event and Mace staff in the Midlands ...
  • 29.04.2009
    Phil Terzza, senior technical consultant at Macro International provides his quarterly letter from Dubai, discussing the current state of facilities management in the UAE. He comments that in the three months since his last letter, the credit crunch has continued to bite deeper in Dubai. The grim financial situation has seen stark measures being taken across the UAE, with more attention given ...
  • 29.04.2009
    Mace is project managing ADNEC's Capital Gate, a new signature tower in Abu Dhabi, believed to be the "World's Most Inclined" building. The project has been recognised as the top MENA project, with the tower winning the prestigious 2009 Cityscape Middle East Commercial and Retail Development ‚ 'Future' of the Year Award, beating other key projects in the MENA region. ADNEC representatives ...
  • 28.04.2009
    On 22nd April, Chancellor of the Exchequer Alastair Darling delivered the UK's first official carbon budget aimed at tackling the problems of climate change to achieve a low carbon future. 
  Darling announced that £405m is to be provided to finance the development of low-carbon energy and advanced green manufacturing sectors.  A further £375m will support energy and resource ...
  • 27.04.2009
    Mace's Steve Dawson comments on what the 2009 UK Budget might indicate in terms of recovery in the housing sector. Presenting a difficult combination of high borrowing and promises of future spending cuts, Alistair Darling's 2009 budget drew fire from many quarters, with a general feeling among those in the housing industry that it didn't go far enough. The big question is, what does the ...
  • 26.04.2009
    Mace construction operations director Dean Emblin collected a Silver Considerate Constructors award on behalf of the whole Ropemaker team at a ceremony held at the Gibson Hall, City of London. Over 7,000 projects across the country were deemed eligible for an award, however only 3% were deemed worthy of a 2009 Silver or Gold award. Dean acknowledged the support of the whole team but paid ...
  • 23.04.2009
    UK Construction magazine has dedicated a feature in its latest issue to Mace Plus' central London retail redevelopment at Dering Street for Legal And General Property. The magazine profiles the job in detail, an interesting combination redevelopment that combines preserved Victorian elevations with complementary new facades whilst adding 21st century retail space and luxury residential ...
  • 21.04.2009
    Public Sector Director David Bill presents a Mace sponsored rugby kit to Matthew Lantos and Steve Rigby, Head and Deputy Head of Preston Manor High School. The sponsored rugby and football team shirts were handed over to mark the grand opening of the new sports hall. Mace delivered the school expansion project that comprised the sports hall, classroom block and refurbishment works to existing ...
  • 19.04.2009
    Mace's utilities team's paper 'How to avoid an 18 month delay to your project' discusses how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in construction projects with significant utilities interfaces (power, water, telecoms). The article was originally published in Building magazine, and covers the many utilities issues which may affect a project or programme, but which might not have been top of a project ...
  • 16.04.2009
    Mace has handed over the £4.2m new build extension to Fosse Way Special School in Radstock, under the Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES) project management framework. The school was handed over on time and within budget and is another demonstration of Mace Group's continued public sector presence in the south-west. The new building replaces the current temporary classrooms with a new ...
  • 15.04.2009
    Mace has been working with client Majid Al Futtaim Properties to deliver the new Mirdif City Centre shopping mall in Dubai, which has just been awarded the first 'Leed Gold' rating for a shopping mall in the region. Leed Gold is the second-highest rung on the ratings ladder, which measures the environmental friendliness of buildings. The mall will also set another first by being the first in ...
  • 14.04.2009
    The Mace team at Ropemaker, the 21-storey commercial development in the City of London, has won a Silver Considerate Constructors award. Over 7,000 projects across the country were deemed eligible for an award, however only 3% won silver or gold. Dean Emblin, construction operations director on sitecollected the award on behalf of the team at the ceremony in the City of London. George Humfrey, ...
  • 12.04.2009
    Mace Plus was awarded a commendation from Westminster City Council under the Considerate Contractors scheme for its Oxford Street / Dering Street project. More than 300 sites across London were entered for the award and the project for client Legal and General, was amongst 70 short listed. Mace Plus managing director Mark Castle said: "The award is testament to the hard work that the team has ...

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