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Bridging specialist reveals Scottish focus

BRIDGE and engineering services specialist Mabey has a clear focus on Scotland as the firm looks to offer customers across the nation a “total...

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...

Sustainable geo-engineering challenges for Maccaferri

THERE are scores of brown-field site redevelopment projects under way throughout the country where site won soils, which are costly to dig, costly to...

Gourock firm takes a Leap of faith

A new Inverclyde-based consultancy is making inroads into some major sectors after securing contracts, including one with a Scandinavian consortium who plan to connect...

Creator of recycled brick to lead ‘key’ entrepreneurial role at Heriot-Watt

HERIOT-WATT University has announced the appointment of Professor Gabriela Medero as associate principal for enterprise. The new strategic role will aim to drive engagement with...

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...

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’...

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...

Groundforce Training honoured for work in water and wastewater sector

GROUNDFORCE Training is celebrating after winning a national award for work in the water and wastewater sector. Training manager Chris Gearren collected the Water Industry...

Mr Cropper expands range and adds to Scottish team

MR Cropper, specialist suppliers of pile cropping equipment, has extended its range of croppers which are now capable of cropping larger piles up to...
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Research plants the seeds of a good idea

A consortium of researchers is to embark on a £3m research programme that will use a common class of flower to restore poisoned soils....
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

Wall of fame: firms announce long-term partnership

PERTH-based geotechnical specialists Maccaferri and construction materials manufacturer Acheson & Glover have announced a long-term partnership to supply engineered, segmental retaining walls throughout the...

CECA Scotland unveils “concerning” figures on civils workloads

SCOTTISH civils workloads have fallen for the fourth consecutive quarter with future prospects continuing to “remain weak” according to CECA Scotland. The “concerning” figures are based...

Versatility in structural and architectural walling

The humble gabion has come a long way since its introduction in the late 1900s. Here, Project Scotland takes a look at this simple...