CPB Contractors is managing the early works in an infrastructure project that involves moving all utilities. It’s a major undertaking that involves relocating electricity, gas, water, telecommunications and sewers across a broad area.
The Environmental and Sustainability teams at CPB are keen to minimise the impact of this mammoth project. All work is done in accordance with the Environmental Protection Requirements (EPR) and CPB is focussed on keeping their client and stakeholders informed throughout.
Managing and standardising activity across multiple subcontractors
As the managing contractor, CPB is dealing with 7 to 10 subcontractors at any one time. With a shortage of feet on the ground, the Environmental team needed to find a way to manage across all the contractors and ensure that everyone was meeting the EPR.
Brian Pinkman, Sustainability Manager, explained, “The Enviro team can’t be onsite 24/7, so we needed a solution that would automate monitoring and give us the tools to manage things, and to understand what’s happening across all site activity.”
The team realised they could use new technology to make this easier, and automate many of the processes that were traditionally being done manually. So they implemented SiteHive real-time environmental management across the site for all the subcontractors.
The teams use several SiteHive Hexanode devices to monitor noise and dust continuously, and also other vibration monitors for specific situations. The data from all the devices is available to everyone in real time through SiteHive’s cloud-based software. And, because information is shown in graphical form, it makes it easy for the subcontractors to see what’s happening as a result of their site activity.
This visual aspect of SiteHive allows the Environmental team to work more effectively with the subcontractors. Brian says ....