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New CECA Scotland chair appointed

MARK Bramley of Alness-based Pat Munro has been appointed chair of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Scotland. He succeeds David Ross, MD of George...

Tenderer shortlist unveiled for facility able to ‘double’ UK’s electricity storage

SSE Renewables has unveiled the tenderer shortlists of contractors for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works on its hydro storage scheme at...

Engineering consultancy expands into Ireland

WILL Rudd Davidson is to expand operations into Ireland with a new office in Dublin. The engineering consultancy employs over 80 staff in Scotland and...

Firm completes bridge project five weeks ahead of schedule

THE rebuild of a bridge 'vital' to a Clydesdale community has been completed five weeks ahead of schedule. I & H Brown carried out the...

New £1.3m project to study whether fungi can be used to stop landslips

A new £1.3 million research project will explore the possibility of the use of fungi in the prevention of landslips. Led by the University of...

Bridge entry earns Scottish engineer recognition in global competition

A Scottish engineer has won bronze in an an international competition for her video tour highlighting the construction and design of some of Scotland’s...

‘Mole’ brought on board for tunnelling project in Highlands

NETWORK Rail has tunnelled 33 metres under the Lynebeg railway as part of advance works for the A9 dualling between Tomatin to Moy. It comes...

Height of Scotland’s ‘most bashed’ bridge to be increased

WORK to replace the bridge deck on Scotland's most frequently struck bridge is to get underway. The Network Rail and North Lanarkshire Council project will...

New competition gives Scots pupils a taste of civil engineering challenges

A new competition has been launched with the aim of encouraging students in Scotland to consider careers in civil engineering. Secondary schools are being urged to...
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TSL retains family feel amid expansion plans

WITH an influx of new recruits and securement of major contracts, multi-disciplined Oban-based firm TSL Contractors has stressed the importance of continuing to operate...

Gull chicks halt project to demolish redundant ferry berthing

NESTING gull chicks have delayed work to remove old harbour structures at Kyleakin Harbour. Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns the infrastructure, appointed Orkney-based...

Discarded plastic used to create new road in Glasgow

A revolutionary new tarmac product made from discarded plastic has been used in a major Scottish Water regeneration project in Glasgow. Over 414 kg of...

Bridge film sees Scottish civil engineer shortlisted for international award

A Scottish civil engineer is celebrating after reaching the final of a global competition which challenges contestants to explain an aspect of civil engineering...

Highland Council launches engineering recruitment drive

THE Highland Council is looking to recruit engineering staff to help deliver key infrastructure projects across the constituency. With the local authority having responsibility for...

Scotland’s Emerging Engineer 2021 named

ALICE Butler, a graduate at MHB Consultant, has been named Scotland’s Emerging Engineer 2021. ‘The Influence of Top-Hat Strengthening Solutions on Shear Stresses in a...

Contractor appointed to remove Kyleakin harbour structures

CALEDONIAN Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has appointed Leask Marine Limited to demolish redundant ferry berthing infrastructure at Kyleakin harbour. Orkney-based Leask landed the £140,000 contract...

Amey secures place on £72.5m civil engineering and technical consultancy framework

AMEY Consulting has announced it has secured a place on the £72.5 million Scotland Excel Civil Engineering and Technical Consultancy Framework. Spanning four years, the...

Building Scotland’s sustainable harbours

By Ramsay Muirhead, director of port infrastructure and planning at CMAL AS Scotland prepares to host COP26 later this year, a global agenda to...

Temporary or enabling works – it’s all about the timing

In construction, temporary and permanent works often go hand in hand. Given this, perfect planning and coordination between each of the project stages, from...

The rise of safe digging

Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD, an online safe digging resource, discusses the continued improvement in safe digging habits within the construction industry and looks...
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