Winning streak continues for the project team at London Undergroundís Victoria Station Upgrade
The project team at the Victoria Station Upgrade scooped a prize in two categories at the Green Apple Environmental Awards which took place at The Houses of Parliament recently.
The team competed against 500 companies and won the Gold award in the Environmental Improvement category and the Silver award in the Sustainable Development category.
The project team secured the gold accolade for being the first to implement reverse noise contour mapping to manage noise. Rather than tracking noise outwardly from a source, audible noise levels were established to produce noise maps showing the levels that must be observed throughout the site.
The site team also introduced an innovative approach to managing noise through the use of vibration data which calculates theoretical ground-bourne noise levels, allowing the team to determine and manage the impact of the noise generated from underground work.
The silver award was given for the teamís robust method for managing the waste disposal process through an electronic ticketing system called PODFather. The ticketing system provided a platform to ensure that almost 245,000m3 of waste being generated from demolition and excavation work was removed in line with legal obligations, mitigating room for human error and providing efficient data management for reporting.
Craig Prangley, Project Director for Taylor Woodrow, said:
ďOur environmental team have been dedicated to using innovative methods to manage and mitigate the impact of VSU from the outset, so itís great to see their efforts recognised with these awards.Ē
The Green Apple Environmental Awards is part of a national campaign to acknowledge Britainís greenest companies, councils and communities.