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Broughty Ferry’s £15.5m flood protection scheme gears up for next phase

PILING works are set to get underway in the latest phase of the £15.5 million Broughty Ferry flood protection project. Contractor McLaughlin and Harvey will...

Excavation of medieval graveyard begins as part of Edinburgh tram project

THE excavation of human remains which could date back as far as the 14th century has begun in Edinburgh, as part of the city's...

Communication is key for flood protection initiative

THE £15.7 million Stonehaven flood protection scheme, to be completed by McLaughlin & Harvey, will see homes and businesses protected from flooding around the...

Fixing potholes could unlock both our economic recovery and a bright future

By Hannah Smith, director of ICE Scotland – the independent voice on infrastructure  OUR world has changed, perhaps irrevocably, since the turn of the year....

Groundforce aligns attachments offering with launch of new division

GROUNDFORCE has announced the creation of a new attachments division, which will align Mr Cropper, Sandhurst and Piletec under one collective brand. The firm said Groundforce...

Work resumes on £15.7m Stonehaven flood protection scheme

PREPARATORY works on the £15.7 million Stonehaven flood protection scheme are underway, Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed. Contractors McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd first began the project...

Main works contractor appointed for £88m Hawick flood protection scheme

A 'significant step' has been made in the Hawick Flood Protection scheme with the appointment of a main works contractor, the Scottish Borders Council...

Livingston depot completes national ‘jigsaw’ for MGF

Excavation safety solutions specialist MGF opened its first depot in Scotland last year to support customers north of the border. Based in Livingston, the...

Pontoon project making waves in Inverclyde

THERE’S a wave of activity at Peel Ports’ Inchgreen Dry Dock in Inverclyde, as the firm’s new 200-metre long cruise pontoon berth begins to...

Groundworks firm enters administration

J B Bennett (Contracts) Limited has entered administration, resulting in the loss of 47 jobs. The North Lanarkshire groundworks contractor provided renovation and refurbishment services...

Groundforce appoints new UK and Ireland managing director

PAUL Donovan has been appointed Groundforce’s new managing director for the UK and Ireland. Paul was previously MD at TPA, the Vp plc temporary roadway business. There...

MGF launches structural support solutions division

MGF has launched a new structural support solutions division, which will allow the business to offer structural propping, jacking and support solutions across the building...

Breaking new ground in excavation training

Chris Gearren, general manager (training), Groundforce, discusses the importance of companies in training staff in excavation work to minimise risk of serious injuries THE vast...

Water pollution: simple steps can work a treat

Richard D. Coulton, business unit manager (construction) at Siltbuster, outlines the typical causes of water pollution on construction sites and the solutions to treat...

Workers still at risk despite rise in excavation searches

Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD (Linesearch BeforeUdig), an online asset search facility, discusses the recent ‘Digging Up Britain 2019’ report and draws on its...
V&A Dundee

Awards celebrate best in Scottish civils sector

THE 2019 Scottish Civil Engineering Awards honoured some of the country’s most complex and enhancing projects at this year’s ceremony in Queensferry.  V&A Dundee, Scotland’s...
Montrose secant wall infrastructure

Keller UK is boxing clever in Montrose

KELLER UK has utilised secant box methodology on a challenging project in Montrose to create an underground testing pit at an oil and gas...

Plastic fantastic: waste used to create temporary car park

A ‘plastic’ temporary area for parking has been created at the landmark The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA) site. The venue, which has been tipped to...
Groundforce new Irish depot

Groundforce in Irish expansion

GROUNDFORCE has announced the business has invested in new premises in Ireland to support further growth. The equipment rental giant has taken over a three-acre...
Mark Fuller and Ashley Carter

Ground specialist adds to senior team

AARSLEFF Ground Engineering has strengthened its senior management team after making two key appointments. Mark Fuller, who was formerly business head of the driven piling...