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New project into peatland construction methods could ‘transform’ approach to rural housing

MORE environmentally friendly peatland construction methods have been tipped to pave the way for future housing developments in parts of Scotland's Highlands and Islands. A...

New report highlight’s UK digging ‘boom’

NEW research has revealed that the UK is poised to experience a ‘digging boom’ this year. The findings were released in Digging up Britain 2021,...

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...

Business shows its steel on Scottish projects

STEEL piling specialist SPI McGrattan is looking to grow its temporary works offering in Scotland. The business opened a new office in Bellshill 18 months...

Engineering consultancy boosted by major Glasgow projects

WILL Rudd Davidson has revealed that investment in construction projects in Glasgow has provided a major boost for the consultancy. The firm's Glasgow team is...

Digital tools help provide model solution in Sighthill

BAM Ritchies, the ground engineering and geotechnical division of BAM Nuttall Ltd, has revealed details of its key role in a project in a...

Stopper Specialists appoints new general manager

GROUNDFORCE has appointed one of the firm's former graduates to the role of general manager for its Stopper Specialists business. Sam Woodcock joined Groundforce in...

£20 million Katrine Aqueduct upgrade work complete

SCOTTISH Water has announced that a £20 million project to upgrade the Katrine Aqueduct, which serves more than 1.3 million people in parts of...

KTP initiative aims to create new products from waste streams

HERIOT-Watt University has teamed up with Livingston recycling specialist Brewster Bros to create new materials from residual waste left over during the recycling process. The...

Principal contractor appointed to install 3km of water mains at Aberdeen Harbour project

NICOL of Skene has been appointed principal contractor by Doig and Smith on behalf of Aberdeen Harbour Board to install around 3km of new...

Survey shows positive signs of ‘sustained’ Scottish civils recovery

A new study has highlighted signs of a 'sustained recovery' in the Scottish civils sector. The latest Workload Trends Survey, conducted by trade association CECA...

SCCS and Senceive team up with distribution partnership

SCCS, part of Hexagon and a distributor for Leica Geosystems solutions, has formed a partnership with Senceive to supply the company’s wireless remote condition...
Grahame Barn

Time for warm words to be replaced with concrete plans

By Grahame Barn, chief executive of CECA Scotland IN 2021 we will hopefully leave Covid-19 behind us as the vaccine programme is rolled out, but...

Partnership approach pays off in ‘iconic’ transport task

ONE of the UK’s largest retaining structures has been installed on the £40 million Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor project. Esh Construction, Aarsleff Ground Engineering and...

Construction begins on National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

CONSTRUCTION work is underway on the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. The team...

New commercial director for Story Scotland

STORY Contracting has appointed Bobby Forbes as commercial director to its Story Scotland division. He brings over 30 years of experience and joins from Babcock Rail,...

Freyssinet lands tunnel lining contract for Glasgow Subway

FREYSSINET has been awarded a five-year contract to carry out tunnel lining improvement works as part of the modernisation of Glasgow Subway. The contract, awarded...

Double award recognition for A9 Luncarty to Pass of Birnam initiative

THE A9 Dualling: Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project, has earned recognition at two separate awards ceremonies. The scheme was delivered as part of Transport...

Civil engineer looks to build on Lego bridge idea

A civil engineer who spent four months creating a giant Lego model of Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridge hopes to see his creation become Scotland’s...