Good practices

  2018 2019
Projects that provide data related to Good Practices  81/84 (96%) 92/93 (99%)
Implementation of Good Practice on site 24/27 (89%) 24/27 (89%)
Projects that achieve the environmental goal 79/81 (98%) 92/92 (100%)

 

Good environmental practices fall into the following fields:

1. Relationship with Society

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Relations with people are key to success in the construction industry. Being attentive to the people around us, the experiences we share and from which we learn are all elements that configure the way we conduct ourselves in our environment and are critical to the successful outcome of our efforts.

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2. Atmospheric Emissions

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Moving large quantities of earth, driving machinery and demolishing buildings and other structures are the main causes of emissions of dust and particles.

Some of the good practices we most often implement at our sites consist in sprinkling roads and waste heaps to keep down the dust raised by passing machinery and the work going on at the site. Good machinery maintenance is fundamental.

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3. Noise and Vibrations

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Noise generation is a temporary problem with varying levels of intensity.

With regard to noise and vibrations, the Company’s efforts focus on both direct actions to reduce sound levels and indirect actions to reduce the inconveniences caused by adjusting hours, usage and customs in the affected areas.

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4. Water discharge

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Water is a highly valuable resource, and the impact caused by FCC Construcción’s activities runs the gamut from water consumption to the occupation of river banks, stream diversion and wastewater dumping.

Our measures are aimed at enhancing our efficiency of water use and reducing associated dumping.

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Link to Castrovido Dam Case Study (Opens in new tab)   Link to Enniskillen Hospital Case Study (Opens in new tab)   Link to Case study Relizane - Tiaret railway line (Opens in new tab)   Link to PAC4 Case Study, Expansion of the Panama Canal (Opens in a new tab)

Link to Riyadh Metro Case Study (Opens in a new tab)   Link to Case study A-23 highway from Congosto del Isuela to Arguis (Opens in new tab)   Link to Gouvães Dam Case Study (Opens in a new tab)   Link to Dublin Airport Case Study (Opens in new tab)

 

5. Use, contamination or loss of soils

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Land is a non-renewable resource in the short- and medium-term view and is characterised by its great vulnerability. For this reason it is highly important to use measures to reduce the impact we have on land and soil.

Some of the foremost measures we take are to restore areas where temporary construction facilities have been located and to limit site access and occupation.

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6. Use of Natural Resources

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Our business has to face the need to optimise our resource use. Not all the resources we consume can be chalked up to the actual building phase, where we process the materials required by the project’s design; we can also optimise our application of resources by managing waste wisely and averting needless losses due to improper storage.

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7.Waste production

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The waste created during construction is one of the main environmental problems of building, because construction waste contributes largely to environmental degradation. In addition to this, dumping space is running short and resource consumption needs to be optimised. Good waste management is therefore critical, i.e., identifying what waste our work is going to create and forecasting the quantity of waste that will have to be handled.

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Link to Riyadh Metro Case Study (Opens in a new tab)

 

8. Land Use Planning: (biological diversity, urban environment)

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In addition to abiotic factors (water, atmosphere, soil), the construction sector also has a clear impact on biotic factors, such as the plant and animal species living in the environment where the construction site is located. Biodiversity conservation is another one of the big environmental challenges that concern FCC Construcción. The measures we apply aim especially at the physical protection of local species, moving species and adjusting our work schedules to better accommodate different species’ life cycles. In addition FCC frequently institutes practices enabling us to interfere as little as possible in the community’s daily life, such as avoiding spreading dirt when entering and leaving the site and facilitating access when we have no choice but to occupy sidewalks or streets.

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