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September 16, 2020 - Comments Off on Safety First at Shaca Group

Safety First at Shaca Group

At Shaca Group, the health and safety of our employees, clients, and contractors, as well as the people and property affected by our operations, is paramount.  We believe that all accidents are preventable, we have a zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, and everyone looks out for themselves and others.

Our commitment to continually improving our health and safety is reflected in our robust systems for recruitment, training and compliance and the awards we have received to date. 

It is also reflected in the accreditations we hold:

  • Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
  • Acclaim Health & Safety Accreditation
  • ConstructionOnline (Gold member) certificate of membership.

There are various methods we use to ensure H&S compliance at Head Office and on site.  In this blog we give a few examples.

Our People

Our directors provide leadership in health and safety matters by engaging and training the workforce in the achievement of safe and healthy working conditions and promoting best practice as far as is practicable. The directors are committed to providing adequate resources to train, monitor and assess the company’s health and safety performance and deliver the objectives set for continuous improvement.

Recruiting the right kind of employee is critical. At Shaca Group our strict recruitment process means that we will only employ top quality, talented and competent people.  All our employees are regularly sent for H&S training to ensure increased capacity and compliance with best practices.

In addition, we regularly provide on-site toolbox talks so that are our workers are kept abreast of the latest site safety systems.

Site Audit

Regular H&S site audits are carried out by the Shaca Group Health & Safety Manager and the Shaca Site Manager to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations. We also have Shaca Group’s Joint Managing Director conduct monthly site visits and site audits, ensuring that everyone has a role to play in health & safety, from the top down.

Current H&S procedures

The following procedures are critical to site safety and here are some of the ones which we follow implicitly:

  • Construction Dust Management procedures.
  • Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) procedures.
  • Safe work at Height procedures.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Accident reporting procedures.
  • Safe use of electrical power tools procedures.
  • Hand arm vibration management procedures.
  • Safe use of mobile access equipment procedures.
  • Procedures for working safely in a building with asbestos materials.


Shaca Group Awards

Willmott Dixon – Works Partner of the Year 2019

We regularly collaborate with Willmott Dixon on large-scale construction and structural works projects and were delighted to receive this award for our outstanding performance in 2019.

Willmott Dixon work with a set of principles – ALL SAFE.  These principles support a positive and pro-active health and safety culture. They are:

ALL SAFE at work
ALL SAFE on the move
ALL SAFE in the community

To be recognised by Willmott Dixon for our outstanding performance as a Works Partner is a true honour and one which demonstrates our commitment to health and safety excellence.

Shaca Group Site Manager Safety Award of the Month

Each month, we recognise the hard work, dedication, and commitment of our Site Managers by awarding the ‘Shaca Group Site Manager Safety Award of the Month’. The July award was given to Jason Baker – well done Jason!

Want to Know More?

If you would like further information on our health & safety policy or procedures, please email Oghenerume Agbaire, Shaca Group Health & Safety Manager at Rume@Shaca.co.uk.

September 14, 2020 - Comments Off on Shaca Award

Shaca Award

Shaca Construction Ltd have won another award for performance! This was awarded by Willmott Dixon Interiors.

June 4, 2020 - Comments Off on Gresham Street Project – City of London

Gresham Street Project – City of London

 

With works in progress at our Gresham Street Project, in this article we demonstrate the extensive groundworks involved with this project in the City of London.

 

Our dedicated team of skilled workers marked out the new roof metal staircases position and completed the break-out of the existing RC slab in accordance with the engineers’ and architects’ setting out position.

The hole was covered for safety and to prevent water ingress into the building.

In line with current covid-19 government guidelines and wearing full PPE equipment, our team supplied the concrete pump from street level and connected into the static line into and along the basement. The above photo shows the concrete of the new RC slab over drainage trenches.

The photo above shows the installation of the new RC slab with Ancon MBT Couplers and hydrophilic strip around and over the drainage trenches in accordance with the engineers’ specifications.

We marked out the new trenches position for the new below-ground drainage. The existing rebars were bent and the Hi-Vis Safety rebar end cap protection was installed.

Digging out and tunnelling below existing RC beams to allow new drainage runs pass through. Finally, we completed the supply and installation of drainage runs with 10mm pea shingle and new RC chambers as per the engineers’ specifications.

At Shaca Construction, we have successfully completed many similar projects in London.  Groundworks and reinforced concrete account for approximately half of Shaca’s turnover and we have been successful with many new build groundworks schemes, including underpinning schemes, basements, and swimming pools.

For further details of our services, please send an email to: enquiries@shaca.co.uk.

 

 

April 9, 2020 - Comments Off on Stephenson House Project – London

Stephenson House Project – London

Our project at Stephenson House in London is progressing well.  The project involves internal structural works and groundworks in this redevelopment of an office building into a mixed-use scheme.

The work has so far involved the following:

  • Breaking out columns
  • Preparing the concrete slab for re-casting of the basement slab
  • Removing the large ground obstruction and preparing to mass fill with concrete to reinstate the slab.

 

Ground works and reinforced concrete account for a large proportion of Shaca’s turnover and we have successfully completed many new build groundworks schemes.  Examples of the schemes include underpinning works, basements and swimming pools.

Many of our projects are in very challenging central London sites with restricted access and often within/below existing buildings.

If your organisation requires similar groundworks, please feel free to get in touch.

Enquiries@shaca.co.uk

+44 (0) 1923 630 100

March 19, 2020 - Comments Off on Middle Temple Project

Middle Temple Project

Our team has been hard at work at our Middle Temple project in North London. This extensive project has included multiple stages internally and externally.  Some of the internal changes involved:

  • Bricking in of existing fireplaces prior to structural works which included the installation and removal of Acrow Props with strong boys which form part of the temporary works.
  • Supply and installation of Naylor concrete lintels top & bottom to close off the existing chimney flues as per the engineer’s specification.
  • Break out of the existing structural masonry work wall to form the new door opening and make good as per the architect’s specification.
  • Supply and install temporary works to prop the existing arched brick and appropriate floor joist until stainless steel sleeve and grout are in place.
  • Diamond core holes through 1.2m structural external masonry walls.
  • Supply and install stainless steel sleeves to allow the M&E services to pass through external walls.
  • Grouting around new sleeves
  • Supply and paint of the new structural box frame with 60 Mins fire resistant intumescent paint.
  • Removal of the existing wood frames and windows in the main staircases, break out of the existing masonry wall.
  • Supply and brick in the existing windows with Class B engineer bricks to support the new link bridge & concrete padstones over.

Externally, our team at Shaca Construction have been working hard to dig the external trenches.  The operation included cat scanning the entire area prior to lifting up the existing York paving slabs.  Once the paving slabs were lifted a new external trench was dug out including the installation of trench supports.


Our portfolio includes many similar structural works with over 400 schemes completed in London.  If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, please feel free to get in touch:

📞 +44 (0) 1923 630 100

📧 enquiries@shaca.co.uk

 

March 5, 2020 - Comments Off on King William Street Project in collaboration with Willmott Dixon Interior

King William Street Project in collaboration with Willmott Dixon Interior

 

Works are well underway at our King William Street project in collaboration with Willmott Dixon Interior.

Our photos demonstrate the progress we have already made with this intensive structural works project in London, one of many such projects we are proud to be a part of.

Key elements of the London structural project include:

  • Block work to form new hallway and lift access on the First Floor
  • First floor slab infill approx 12 m2
  • Underside of new slab infill showing new support steelwork and hollowing decking prior to concreting
  • Welding support brackets for Metsec joist infills at 1st Floor level
  • Breakout of ground floor to allow formation of new disabled access ramp.

Our portfolio includes many similar structural works with over 400 schemes completed in London.  If you have a project you would like to discuss with us, please feel free to get in touch:

📞 +44 (0) 1923 630 100

📧 enquiries@shaca.co.uk

 

 

February 5, 2020 - Comments Off on Goswell Road Project in collaboration with Willmott Dixon

Goswell Road Project in collaboration with Willmott Dixon

 

Works are well underway at our Goswell Road project where we’re collaborating with Willmott Dixon.

Our photos show progress on the new ground floor pile caps and lift share area on rebar installation.

Groundworks and reinforced concrete account for about half of Shaca’s turnover and we have successfully completed many new build groundworks schemes, including underpinning schemes, basements and swimming pools.

Many of our projects are in very challenging central London sites with restricted access and often within / below existing buildings.

If you have a similar project you would like to discuss with us, please feel free to get in touch by email: enquiries@shaca.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1923 630 100.

 

 

 

January 23, 2020 - Comments Off on Propping Up Piccadilly

Propping Up Piccadilly

Works are well underway at our project in Piccadilly. We’re using temporary propping to support adjacent buildings during the demolition phase of the project.

We’ve worked on many such projects in London where heavy duty temporary propping is required to support buildings.  With over 400 schemes completed in London, we’re used to working in difficult conditions where access is restricted, and noise levels strictly monitored.

We’re looking forward to the next phase of the Piccadilly project and will keep you posted.

Could we help with your London construction project?  Please call us on +44 (0) 1923 630 100 or send an email to enquiries@shaca.co.uk.  One of our team will be in touch to see how we can help.

November 12, 2019 - Comments Off on The verdict is in. Middle Temple works begin.

The verdict is in. Middle Temple works begin.

Shaca construction are thrilled to be working alongside Willmott Dixon Interiors on the transformation and refurbishment of this historic and grade II listed property in Holborn.

The building used by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple will be transformed into modern purpose designed accommodation for Barristers’ chambers.

We are working in phases to ensure as little disruption as possible. Starting with refurbishing 1-2 Garden Court.

Once that is complete, the final phase is the refurbishment of Blackstone House, which includes an extension to the 6th floor and work to the ground floor atrium.

We are currently at the beginning stages and look forward to seeing the finished project.

September 11, 2019 - Comments Off on Shaca Construction are fired up about this exciting London project!

Shaca Construction are fired up about this exciting London project!

Westminster Fire Station redevelopment

Shaca Construction have been appointed to work with Paragon to refurbish the Grade II Listed former Westminster Fire Station at 4 Greycoat Place. The Fire Brigade Station was originally built in 1906, replacing a nearby station on Francis Street.

The site is being redeveloped with a restaurant and residential accommodation. The building will accommodate one and three bedroom units.

The Grade II listed building at the rear will be designed to minimize impact on neighbours and also accommodate residential units.

17 new apartments, commercial space, a basement and underpinning  the existing foundations will be included in this exciting project. There will be a newly landscaped courtyard implemented  as a shared amenity and bespoke apartments will consist of original characteristics. We can't wait to see this finished project in 2020.