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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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MGF launches first Scottish depot

EXCAVATION safety solutions specialist MGF has opened its first depot in Scotland to support customers north of the border. Based in Livingston’s Houstoun Industrial Estate,...

Soil Engineering Geoservices poised for £1m groundworks contract

TRANSPORT Scotland has announced its intention to award a £1 million contract to Soil Engineering Geoservices Ltd to conduct ground investigations as part of...
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Filling a GAP

GROUND Developments Ltd (GDL) has revealed work is underway to remediate the GAP sites within the Sighthill Transformational Regeneration Area for Glasgow City Council...
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Story begins a new chapter in Scotland

STORY Contracting recently opened a new office in Glasgow’s George Square to help deliver a number of rail projects in Scotland over the next...
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A platform for paint: Mabey kit allows testing ahead of bridge task

PAINTING of the 1.7-mile-long Queensferry Crossing will commence later this year following a careful planning process. Mabey Hire recently revealed details of its role in...
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Below the surface: landmark drainage system installed at Edinburgh Airport

SCOTLAND’S largest underground surface water drainage system has been installed by water infrastructure specialist SDS as part of a £23 million civil engineering programme...
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VR tool tipped to help tackle skills gap

A new virtual reality application has been tipped to help tackle skills shortages within the construction industry and assist geotechnical engineers by providing information...
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Firm sees strength in numbers

MACKENZIE Construction has launched a new collaborative initiative called ‘Strengthening our Foundations’, which aims to see the business partner up with other organisations  to...

‘Little scope for optimism’ as figures show further drop in civils workloads

NEW figures released by CECA Scotland have revealed that civils workloads north of the border have dropped for the sixth consecutive quarter. The organisation’s latest Workload Trends Survey for...

Aarsleff makes senior geotechnical appointment

AARSLEFF Ground Engineering has appointed Dr Dan Adams to the role of senior geotechnical consultant. Adams, who has previously worked for Mott MacDonald and Keller...

Edinburgh project is a work of art

INDEPENDENT product supplier Geosynthetics is currently involved in a soil slope reinforcement project in Edinburgh as part of the £22 million redevelopment of the...

BDA knows the drill

A seminar exploring how technology is shaping the future of the geotechnical sector was recently held in Edinburgh. The British Drilling Association’s (BDA) ‘Solutions for...

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