Project Scotland

Ground engineering

Beaver 84 is Box-ing clever on excavation

BEAVER 84 has played a key role in a challenging project in North Ayrshire to supply groundworks equipment and services to support the installation of a new …

Groundforce seals new Scottish Water deal

GROUNDFORCE has been appointed as a Scottish Water framework supplier for the hire of trenching and shoring equipment. The initial five-year deal covers the …

Geotechnical and material testing in the Highlands

WITH Scotland now producing 50% of its energy from renewable sources, with more investment to come – much of it in the Highlands, along with the dualling …

Massive hire fleet mobilised for landmark tunnel project

AN example of Groundforce’s innovative way of doing things can be seen on Scottish Water’s mammoth Shieldhall Tunnel project. A 3.1 mile-long waste water …

Gaining Ground

GROUNDFORCE is one of the country’s leading suppliers of rental equipment, specialising in specific sectors of the construction industry – mainly …

Definitely Mabey: innovation is key for hire giants

For over 50 years Mabey Hire, a nationwide supplier of non-mechanical plant equipment, has been supplying a diverse mix of construction clients with engineered …

Common Ground: fast bridge installation aids road project

Groundforce Bridge has installed a 12.6m x 3.5m Mega Vehicle Bridge in just two hours to provide an eco-friendly solution for site traffic accessing works on a …

Versatility in structural and architectural walling

The humble gabion has come a long way since its introduction in the late 1900s. Here, Project Scotland takes a look at this simple building system which has …

Specialist piling work begins on ‘unique’ Shieldhall Tunnel project

Bachy Soletanche has secured a contract to install piles for the new Shieldhall Tunnel project in Glasgow. The work is part of a £100 million project to …

‘Floating roads’ for Scottish wind farm extension

A geosynthetic reinforcement system from NAUE has been used to construct and strengthen more than 13km of ‘floating’ access roads over deep peat at Black …