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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...

Teamwork leads to a towering triumph for Aarsleff

AARSLEFF Group’s ‘One Company’ philosophy is paying dividends for clients, staff and the different divisions and companies operating within its network. That’s the view of...

Leca part of Scottish ‘infrastructure DNA’

“WE feel that we are in the DNA of iconic modern-day infrastructure in Scotland.” Those are the words of Robert Branford, sales and marketing manager...

Home on the Grange

GROUND investigation contractor Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental Limited kicked of 2019 by establishing its first base north of the border; and four months on,...

Spring into action

SPRING has sprung and with the worst of the inclement weather hopefully behind us, it is the “perfect” time to examine geotechnical assets –...

Groundforce names new operations director for piling businesses

JAMES Burchell has been appointed operations director at Groundforce's Piletec and Mr Cropper piling businesses, and U Mole, the company’s trenchless technology company. James, who...

A piling project you can bank on

PILING specialist MG Piling has been carrying out sheet piling works as part of one of Scotland’s largest construction projects – the new Buchanan...

Capital gains: Edinburgh office project gathers pace

LOCATED in the heart of Edinburgh’s business district, Capital Square, the largest speculative office development in the city, is beginning to take shape. BAM Properties,...

Ground project helps provide stable outlook for village

A complex landslide stabilisation project on the north east coast of Scotland received recognition recently after being shortlisted for the prestigious BGA (British Geotechnical...

Drones take flight for earthworks monitoring

THE use of drones on construction sites is undoubtedly becoming more prominent due to their ability to perform a range of tasks including providing...

Retaining wall delivers platform for success

A precast platform retaining wall unit from FP McCann has assisted platform extension works at Edinburgh’s Waverely Station. The project involved the lengthening of...