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Reinforced-soil contract success for Maccaferri Construction

What is thought to be the first Island of Ireland installation of a particular type of concrete panel-faced, reinforced soil retaining wall system is...

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...

Growing concerns

With increased demand for grass paving to driveways, access roads and parking for both commercial and domestic applications, there are certain aspects of both...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Construction begins on National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility

CONSTRUCTION work is underway on the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland facility at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire. The team...

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...

Establishing foundations for Scotland to grow

By Stephen Hughes, regional sales director, Mabey NEW figures suggest Scotland’s population is set to grow by 7% by 2039, so it’s clear that even...
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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...
MPA The Concrete Centre

A concrete case for offshore wind

GIVEN that the purpose of offshore wind farms is to generate low-carbon, renewable energy, the concrete industry argues that the greenhouse gases emitted during...

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...

Fugro takes prize for A9 groundwork

FUGRO has picked up a top award for its ground investigation work on Transport Scotland’s A9 dualling scheme. The suvey specialist scooped the ‘Ground Investigation...

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,...
Provectus

Getting steamed up over cleaning

A CONTAMINATED land specialist took a novel approach to cleaning up the soil from an old printing works. The site in Somerset had been contaminated...

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...

Festival site dig helps rediscover the summer which prompted ‘rebirth’ of Glasgow

A senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow has revealed that construction work around the site of where the historic Glasgow Garden...
Montrose secant wall infrastructure

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...