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Construction tech helps protect iconic trees at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A tree protection system at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has combined with modern construction technology to help protect a renowned living collection...

Latest contract builds on Akela’s English expansion plans

AKELA Ground Engineering (GE), part of Glasgow-headquartered Akela Group, has announced it has secured a further contract in the north of England. The latest project,...

Gabion solution specified for National Robotarium

PHI Group has been carrying out the design, supply and installation of a gabion basket retaining wall at the new £22 million National Robotarium...

Charging infrastructure is key to unlocking the EV revolution potential

By Mark Markey, managing director, Akela Group THE race to achieve net zero emissions targets is on and decarbonising the transport sector - as Scotland’s...

Protecting Scotland’s rural landscape

AN initiative to remove electricity transmission lines currently impacting scenic landscapes across Scotland’s National Parks is underway, with Mabey Hire’s temporary bridging solutions playing...

Groundforce Shorco upgrades temporary works design tool

GROUNDFORCE Shorco has announced the addition of a new groundwater management option to YourSolution, the firm's design tool for temporary works. YourSolution v1.2 has been...

Five options under consideration for Rest and Be Thankful design work

SCOTLAND'S transport minister Jenny Gilruth has met the A83 Task Force to discuss the work to identify a solution to the challenges at the...

Akela lands second contract with supermarket giant

AKELA Ground Engineering has announced it has been awarded a contract to deliver piling solutions for the extension of an Aldi supermarket at Redbrae...

Raeburn awarded £1.8m contract for A83 ground investigation work

RAEBURN Drilling & Geotechnical has landed a £1.8 million contract to carry out preliminary ground investigations as part of the design work to identify...

Digging boom: critical need for asset searches

Richard Broome, MD at LSBUD, an online safe digging resource, discusses the surge in asset searches across the Covid-period and examines why the construction...

The importance of creating a pipeline of talent

By Martin O’Donnell, health and safety advisor at Akela Group THE construction industry has shown promising signs of recovery and new job opportunities are emerging...

Next level: Ayrshire drawdown project carefully planned to avoid pollution and habitat damage

REDUCING the levels of a reservoir – even a relatively small one – is not a task to be undertaken lightly. First, there’s the...

Meet the MGF team facing the temporary works challenges in Scotland

This article contains paid-for content created in collaboration with MGF For two years, MGF’s Livingston depot has been providing excavation safety solutions to customers across...

Record year for ‘safe digging’ searches

LSBUD, an online safe digging resource, has revealed it welcomed more than 3.4 million searches - a new record - for underground pipes and...

Mackenzie Construction appoints Smart Surface research associate

HAVING been awarded funding from Innovate UK for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the...

Groundforce appoints new engineering director

GROUNDFORCE has announced the appointment of Paul Garton as its new engineering director to head up its technical team. He has more than 20 years’...

Akela to deliver piling solutions at landmark EV charging hub

AKELA Ground Engineering (GE) has secured a contract to deliver piling solutions at the UK’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub. The hub will...

BAM Ritchies celebrates hat-trick of ground engineering accolades

BAM Ritchies is celebrating after winning three awards and being highly commended for another at the Ground Engineering awards 2021. The top accolade won by...

Barhale secures £2.8m Clyde Gateway package of works

BARHALE Scotland has been awarded a £2.8 million contract by Clyde Gateway Developments Limited to carry out remedial works to an unstable section of...

Fungi to offer natural solution to landslips?

THE treatment of soils with fungi could help bring an end to road and rail infrastructure being halted by landslips, an academic leading a...

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