Georgia Pacific PP3 Building
Duration: 26 weeks
Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. The company has grown to over 40,000 people, working in 300 locations in 23 countries. In Europe, they have more than 5,000 employees and are the market leader for bathroom tissue and kitchen towels.
Paper manufacturing facilities have a very warm environment that corrodes steel roof, wall purlins and cladding quite badly. Lyjon have been working with Georgia Pacific engineers for some time looking after other paper manufacturing facilities in the North of England.
The work considered of scaffolding, removal and replacement of sheeting purlins and cladding, painting, and rainwater harvesting.
The work was carried out to the project plan and was completed on time, to budget, to the performance specification and with zero accidents.
At Georgia-Pacific, sustainability is part of what they do every day. Whether it’s using resources efficiently to make products that improve people’s lives…contributing to the quality of life in their communities…or maintaining the economic stability of our company, we strive for sustainability in our actions every day.
Georgia-Pacific defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of society today”
Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible and economically sound.
During construction Lyjon implemented a Sustainability Plan, which strived to ensure that the project contributed positively in terms of social, economic and environmental issues. Stakeholders were actively involved in the project.
One element of the work was to harvest rainwater from the roofs. The element of the work supported Georgia-Pacific sustainability policy.
Occupational Health and Safety
Georgia Pacific as the client and Lyjon as the principle contractor are jointly committed to the philosophy that all accidents are preventable and zero accidents or incidents were declared as the ultimate objective.
A full CDM plan and manual was created to comply with all CDM and H&S requirements including RAMS and COSHH assessments.
Raising awareness of sustainable buildings and construction
Lyjon has sought to raise the public profile of the sustainability aspects of the project by writing a case study and promoting all aspects of sustainable construction.