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William Hare project SMF 1000 Days Accident Free
1,000 Days Accident Free
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The Silo Maintenance Facility project at a Northern Nuclear Facility has recently achieved over 1,000 days accident free. This is equivalent to 1.5 million man hours. William Hare UK and all sub-contractors had a major contribution to this outstanding health and safety achievement.

William Hare started the main frame erection works in May 2015 utilising a 120t Crawler crane. To ensure stability of the structure a complex system of kentledge wires and blocks was designed and assembled on site. The main frame is 120m long, the width including the vent block building is 40m and height is 24m. Further mobile cranes of 40t, 55t and 120t capacities were used providing lifting of structural sections, kal-zip roof sections rolled on site and crane rails. Access to height was gained by a range of MEWPS ranging from 40ft to 120ft.

Those leading the project put the exceptional level of safety down to their zero harm system and traffic management plan, which encourages workers to record any issues or near misses and exercise extra vigilance when moving around.

The Silo Maintenance Facility once commissioned, will provide provision for nuclear decommissioning. SMF will support the retrieval of historical nuclear waste from the site’s legacy plants, Magnox Swarf Storage Silos (MSSS) and Pile Fuel Cladding Silo. In particular, it will help the MSSS Silo Emptying Plant retrieval machines by facilitating tool changes and loading new equipment prior to deployment on the plant.

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William Hare - Olmypic Roof Transformation
Structural Steel Design Award Win
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William Hare are pleased to announce that the London Olympic Roof Transformation project has won a Structural Steel Design Award (SSDA) 2016. The Structural Steel Design Awards is a long established award dating back to 1969, designed to celebrate and promote the excellence of steel construction within the United Kingdom.

The awards, organised by the British Steel Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd (BCSA) recognise projects that demonstrate efficiency, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

Each year, the SSDA receives many high quality submissions, and only 5 were selected to win an award in 2016. As a minimum requirement, projects are expected to be both excellent in their architectural design and in engineering terms, as well as being cost effective. So it is a privilege that William Hare’s steel fabrication, structural engineering and superior project management has been acknowledged by the prestigious award.

The judges commented that “The need to modify the roof and seating of the 2012 Olympic athletics stadium to accommodate a multi-purpose sports venue posed formidable challenges. The geometry and behaviour of the original structure were very complex but, with extremely detailed study and fine engineering skill, most of the original elements have been re-incorporated. The challenges have been met superbly and the project is a triumph for the team and for structural steelwork.”

As well as the successful award win, William Hare also received a Merit for their work on the Leeds Station Southern Entrance project.

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ROSPA Gold 2016 - William Hare
RoSPA Gold Award
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For the third year running, William Hare UK have achieved the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Health and Safety by recommendation of the Awards Adjudication Panel.

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. For 60 years the scheme has been recognising and celebrating excellence in safety performance longer than any other in the industry.

These internationally recognised awards have become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector, offering organisations the opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising standards and to celebrate success.

RoSPA Gold Award winners have achieved a very high level of performance, demonstrating well developed occupational health and safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.

William Hare UK have now been invited to the 2016 RoSPA Health and Safety Awards presentation ceremony and evening gala dinner for a well-deserved celebration.

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CEMARS - William Hare
William Hare Recommended for Gold CEMARS
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William Hare UK signed up to a Carbon Emissions Management and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) managed by Achilles, which is an ISO14064-1 internationally recognised standard. The auditors who visit annually have recently been back at the beginning of July for two days.

William Hare UK agreed to the commitment of a 2.5% year on year reduction (this is an absolute reduction, not turnover or production based) resulting in 12.5% over five years.

The Company has gone above and beyond this target in achieving an outstanding 20.75% over the five years. This means a 20.75% reduction in energy use across the board including electricity, gas, fuel in vehicles and haulage. This is also particularly commendable when considering the inclusion of the new Wigan Facility in 2014 which will have added to the carbon footprint.

In recognition of this achievement CEMARS are recommending William Hare UK for a new standard of Gold, which is not yet released, however expected later this year.

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UK TEKLA Award Winners - William Hare
UK Tekla Award Winner 2016
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Fantastic news this month as William Hare has won the Sports and Recreation Projects category at Trimble’s UK Tekla BIM Awards 2016, and will now be entered into the Tekla Global BIM Awards.

The Tekla Awards focuses on projects which have utilised Trimble’s Tekla software as part of the process for designing and modelling structures, or where the use of Tekla software has aided collaboration.

William Hare impressed the technical panel with the entry for the London Olympic Roof Transformation Project. Innovative design and engineering have helped to transform the former Olympic Stadium into a world-class permanent, multi-use venue for the future.

“This is an impressive model with lots of complexity. It shows good use of the model coordinates and robotic total stations on site for setting out the lighting paddle brackets.” Stated the panel.

William Hare Quality Improvement Manager, Darren Burnham said: “Tekla has been a core tool for William Hare for the best part of 20 years. This particular project presented many unique challenges; prime among these was the need to coordinate the work with the original structure. The as-built models from the original structure formed the starting point, and Tekla’s 3D model environment was used to ensure that any potential errors were eliminated prior to delivery, both in terms of physical geometry, clash checking and sequencing of the works.”

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William Hare - MIBBA
William Hare Supports Local Businesses
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The Made in Bury Business Awards 2015 (MIBBA) champion local Bury businesses and celebrate their outstanding achievements. For the first time, William Hare UK supported the awards by sponsoring the Community Impact category.

This included judging the entries to the awards and attending the celebration dinner on the 19th of November. Darren Burnham, Quality Improvement Manager from William Hare, presented the award for Community Impact. The award recognises businesses, social enterprises or charities that have made an exceptional impact on the community they serve.

The winner was Eagle + Child Ramsbottom for their shining example of how you can run a business but also realise that giving back to the local community is just as important as making a profit.

They organised and hosted regularly charity events throughout the year. They also helped over 60 young people into employment, with 35 being from specific disadvantaged groups, such as young offenders, or young people with a disability.

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William Hare - Leeds Station
Leeds Station wins Tekla Award
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Congratulations to the William Hare UK team who worked on the Leeds Station Southern Entrance project. The project recently won the UK Tekla Award 2015 Steel Category. 

The modelling of the structure was very complex geometry, and close coordination with the architect and the engineer was essential as achieving the correct set-out of the steel was imperative. A point cloud survey was also used to establish the constraints of the existing site and included the arches, platforms, rail track and existing steel. By doing this, good clear insight was obtained as to what challenges would need to be addressed during the construction phase of the project.

One of the most challenging parts of the project was its location, being centred over the River Aire and locked on all sides by stations and existing structures. Every steel member needed to be barged into the site from the marshalling point on Water Lane. Some of the steel frame was located under the existing brick arches and inventive ways of both delivering and erecting the steel in to its final location were needed. In conjunction with Network Rail possession works for the steel elements that are over the track, made planning and logistics key to the project. The use of the model made this task easier and improved the intelligence available at an early stage of the construction scheme’s development. The judges’ comments on the project were; “A nice looking but complex model. The clever workflow to manoeuvre in complex spaces is impressive.”

Peter Ryder and Christopher Grime went to collect the award on behalf of the company (pictured right with Tekla UK Managing Director Andrew Bellerby). A special mention also goes to Kyle Carter, Sue Wadsworth, Steve Bleasby, Josh Emerson and the JLM team who were instrumental in the success of the project.

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William Hare - Milton Court
Milton Court Receives SSDA Commendation
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Milton Court is a new £89m facility built for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Located near the Barbican, it occupies two basement levels and the first six floors of the development. It includes a world-class 609-seat concert hall, two theatres, rehearsal rooms, office space, a TV studio suite and bar, as well as an impressive roof garden.

The concert hall and studio theatre were designed to meet very high acoustic performance requirements utilising a ‘box- in-box’ principle. Due to the small footprint of the site, a steel ‘box-in-box’ system gave the benefit of acoustically isolating each internal part of the building from one another.

Acoustic isolation was achieved by adopting an internal steel frame encased in concrete with walls constructed out of dense block-work. The project was entered into the Structural Steel Design Awards which is organised by the BCSA and Tata Steel earlier in the year.The project was then awarded a commendation last month.

Judges’ comment – “A highly complex project on a dense urban site, with severe acoustic demands due to traffic noise and underground trains, and isolation between separate performance spaces. The solution is ‘box-in-box’ construction, whereby each performance space is constructed of steelwork built within, and isolated from, the concrete substructure. Steelwork is key to this world-class music and drama facility”.

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William Hare - Apprentice of the Year
F&W Apprentice of the Year
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Congratulations to Sebastian Elks who was recently announced as the winner of the Alliance Learning annual Fabrication & Welding Apprentice of the Year 2014 Award. 

Sebastian was nominated for the outstanding achievement award earlier in the year by his college tutor. He was recognised for his work ethic and exceptional ability.

He was then chosen out of over 500 other nominees to be the overall winner. The awards evening took place this month and Sebastian was presented with his award along with a £50 cheque. David Hodgkiss, CEO of William Hare Group also presented Sebastian with a cheque for £500 for his hard work and recognition.

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British safety council award winner 2014
British Safety Council Award Winners
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William Hare has been announced by The British Safety Council as a winner of its International Safety Awards for 2014.

The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 56th year, is open to UK and international organisations of all sizes across all industries and seeks to promote high standards of health and safety management practice in order to prevent workplace injury and ill health.

The judging criteria for the award require entrants to demonstrate their commitment and determination to prevent workplace injuries and work-related ill health.
Alex Botha, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, congratulated William Hare on its success: “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate William Hare and its employees on gaining an International Safety Award. All of those working at William Hare have made this award possible which recognises their dedication and commitment in preventing injury and ill health in the workplace.

“The success criteria for our International Safety Awards is challenging and that rightly reflects the importance of ensuring the risks of injury and ill health in the workplace are properly controlled. Awards have an important part to play in driving improvements in health and safety management year on year. William Hare should be rightly proud of their achievement. We are proud of our association with William Hare and their commitment to keeping their employees and workplaces healthy and safe. Our congratulations.”

The Award will be presented at a Gala Dinner in London on April 25th.

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Wins ECIA Safe Working Award - William Hare News
William Hare Wins ECIA Safe Working Award
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William Hare has been announced by Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA) as a winner of its “Safe Working Award” for 2013.The award is in recognition of William Hare’s achievements in maintaining low accident rates throughout 2013.

This is the second award William Hare has achieved for its safety record during 2013, coming close on the heels of the announcement of an International Safety Award from The British Safety Council.

Working within the framework of the Health and Safety Executive’s RIDDOR regulations, William Hare achieved an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) throughout 2013 which was well below the industry average.

In presenting the award, Richard Ash the Safety Health and Environment Manager of the ECIA noted “Such performance does not come about by chance.”

“There is no doubt that our members deliver a performance that is substantially better than that for construction as a whole. Broadly speaking ECIA rates are nearly three times better than those for construction more generally. We therefore extend our congratulations and thanks to William Hare for its contribution to this.”

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Air A1 Wins Steel Design Award - William Hare News
Air W1 Wins Structural Steel Design Award
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The Air W1 project has been announced as a winner in the 2013 Structural Steel Design Awards jointly organised by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and Tata Steel.

The steelwork to this major refurb project in the heart of London’s West End was completed by William Hare in 2010. The project posed the challenge of providing a state of the art building behind an existing Grade II Listed Façade dating back to 1915. The judges for the competition, which included representatives from the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and RIBA, noted that the project was an“exemplar for imaginative incorporation of existing steelwork in a striking modern office / retail / residential development”.

Now in their 45th year, the Structural Steel Design Awards celebrate the excellence of the United Kingdom in the field of steel construction, showcasing the uses of steel construction in terms of efficiency, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, sustainability and innovation.

The Air W1 development provides 30,000 sq m of Grade A office space and incorporates the restoration of Art Deco details from the original building, combined with high-specification modern features including a stunning central atrium. Located just off Regent Street, the overall construction programme for the mixed use scheme was completed four months early and under budget, with the successful erection of the 4,500 tonne steel frame playing a key part in the successful delivery of the project as a whole

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UAE Safety Record for Emal Celebrated
Safety Record for Emal Celebrated
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For the second quarter running William Hare UAE’s outstanding contribution to safety on the Emal project site has been recognised by the client. The 300 strong William Hare site team working on the project has now achieved half a million man hours without a single lost time injury (LTI).

The project to build a new aluminium smelting plant in the Khalifa Industrial Zone, Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, features over 12,000 people on site. Once completed the potlines will stretch for 1.7km, making them the longest ever built.

Commenting on the award Jude Medard, Director for Safety, Health and Environment at William Hare UAE, noted “It is an amazing feat by all our people who strived for this achievement.  This award has been a crucial motivational factor for all the work-force, highlighting their successful commitment to safe working.”

As on every project, William Hare has employed a broad range of proactive measures to ensure that safety is maintained at the forefront of all operations. This has included awareness and improvement schemes which are designed to promote a safe working culture at all times.

The collective efforts of William Hare were recognised by Emal management in the presentation of the award, and further acknowledged in a “safety standown” in which the entire site team joined to celebrate the achievement.

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Accredited For Responsible Sourcing - William Hare News
Accreditation for responsible sourcing
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William Hare Limited has now achieved certification under BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.

In order to pass the certification process, William Hare had to demonstrate that the raw materials and constituent products within its supply chain have been responsibly sourced in line with the UK Government’s policies for sustainable development and a lower carbon future.

The certification process was undertaken by BRE Global, an organisation with a 90 year history of promoting innovation and best practices within the construction industry. The three main specific areas of assessment in which the company had to demonstrate clear capabilities were:
– Organisational Management
– Supply Chain Management
– Positive approach to Environmental and Social Issues

Under the certification process William Hare has achieved a “Very Good” rating, which means that clients can claim additional BREEAM points for the structures supplied and erected by the company.

The award of this certification underlines WHL’s proven track record in the realm of environmental sustainability, and the fact that it has contributed to many innovative projects, such as Media City UK in Salford, Greater Manchester which was one of the first projects built to the BREEAM Communities methodology.

Links:
www.bre.co.uk

 

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UAE in Double Quality Certification - William Hare News
William Hare UAE in double Quality Certification
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William Hare’s production facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE has now achieve a certified Factory Production Control (FPC) system to Execution Class 2 in line with European CE Marking.

The certification in the UAE follows closely on the heels of the successful certification of William Hare’s UK based production facilities in 2011.

The successful audit process was completed under TWI’s UKAS accredited scheme for structural steelwork under BS EN 1090-1.

During a parallel audit process, William Hare UAE also achieved certification to ISO 3834-2 Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials.
These awards further consolidate WHL’s position as one of the leading structural fabricators in both the Middle Eastern and in the global markets.

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CEMARS - Carbon Reduction Programme
William Hare Accredited under CEMARS
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William Hare Group Limited has been awarded certification to the world class, ISO accredited CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) standard by the Achilles Carbon Reduction programme. Certification to CEMARS demonstrates William Hare’s commitment to measuring, managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a robust and credible way.

William Hare has achieved CEMARS for its operational carbon footprint for the year January to December 2010. Aligning to the company’s environmental and sustainability objectives, verification of the company’s operational footprint recognises the actions of William Hare to measure our greenhouse gas emissions understand our carbon liabilities and put in place management plans to reduce emissions across our UK operations.

Commenting on the successful certification process, Brian Hughes, William Hare’s Safety, Health and Environment Director noted:  “CEMARS has given us an effective means to establish and benchmark the metrics for reducing the carbon footprint of the business as a whole. In fact the company had been collating its carbon data over a number of years, however prior to the implementation of CEMARS it had no effective means for independently verifying this.

The accreditation process has given us a broader insight into the underlying principles for successful carbon reduction, and together with support given by CEMARS itself has made the whole process an enjoyable and enriching learning experience from which we will reap many benefits in the long term”.

William Hare recognises that the impacts of climate change through greenhouse gas emissions is a significant issue and in acknowledgement of this, the organisation considers carbon management as an integral part of the company’s management system. Key targets set by William Hare to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years include a target to reduce emissions (relative to turnover) by 2.5%  year on year. Reduction activities will focus on William Hare’s most significant emissions, namely electricity, road freight, natural gas and shipping freight. Promoting an energy-aware culture amongst the company, William Hare is working to balance environmental and financial priorities operation-wide in order to demonstrate regulatory compliance to existing and future legislation.

For further information on William Hare see www.hare.com

For further information on the Achilles Carbon Reduction programme and CEMARS certification see www.achilles.com/cemars

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