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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...

Solutions supplier is boxing clever in Cambuslang

GROUNDFORCE Shorco has supplied a range of trench boxes and associated safety products to enable George Leslie to carry out a waste water rising...

Growing firm invests in the future

A Glasgow-headquartered ground engineering and construction firm, which recently announced plans to expand into England, has revealed that investing in youth is key to...

Progress made on £8m project to limit flood risk on Dumfries rail line

WORK is progressing on an £8 million project to reduce the risk of flooding and landslips on the rail line between Sanquhar and Dumfries. The...

Akela at the double with new housing contracts

AKELA Construction has secured two housebuilding contracts in Scotland's central belt worth over £15 million in total. The developments will deliver a combined 295 new...

Build of new train station in Scottish Borders progressing

PROGRESS is being made on the £20 million project to create a new train station in Reston, Network Rail has confirmed. The plans for the...

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...
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