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Beaver 84 is Box-ing clever on excavation

BEAVER 84 has played a key role in a challenging project in North Ayrshire to supply groundworks equipment and services to support the installation...

Groundforce seals new Scottish Water deal

GROUNDFORCE has been appointed as a Scottish Water framework supplier for the hire of trenching and shoring equipment. The initial five-year deal covers the whole of Scotland...

Geotechnical and material testing in the Highlands

WITH Scotland now producing 50% of its energy from renewable sources, with more investment to come - much of it in the Highlands, along...

Massive hire fleet mobilised for landmark tunnel project

AN example of Groundforce’s innovative way of doing things can be seen on Scottish Water’s mammoth Shieldhall Tunnel project. A 3.1 mile-long waste water tunnel...

Gaining Ground

GROUNDFORCE is one of the country’s leading suppliers of rental equipment, specialising in specific sectors of the construction industry – mainly groundworks. The company...

Definitely Mabey: innovation is key for hire giants

For over 50 years Mabey Hire, a nationwide supplier of non-mechanical plant equipment, has been supplying a diverse mix of construction clients with engineered...

Common Ground: fast bridge installation aids road project

Groundforce Bridge has installed a 12.6m x 3.5m Mega Vehicle Bridge in just two hours to provide an eco-friendly solution for site traffic accessing...

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...

Specialist piling work begins on ‘unique’ Shieldhall Tunnel project

Bachy Soletanche has secured a contract to install piles for the new Shieldhall Tunnel project in Glasgow. The work is part of a £100 million...

‘Floating roads’ for Scottish wind farm extension

A geosynthetic reinforcement system from NAUE has been used to construct and strengthen more than 13km of ‘floating’ access roads over deep peat at...

Restraint system secures boulder at Rest and be Thankful

THE Rest and Be Thankful carries the busy A83 trunk road between Arrochar and Inveraray through mountainous terrain in the west of Scotland. The pass...

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...

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...

Skelair’s new baby scores a hole in one at Congleton Quarry

GROUND engineering and rock drilling specialist, Skelair International, has seen the most recent addition to the fleet, the Baby Giraffa, complete its first commission,...

Groundforce rolls out Super Mega Brace for first project

GROUNDFORCE Shorco has used its new Super Mega Brace support system with integral hydraulic rams for the first time on a major project for...

Flow barriers bring relief to exasperated motorists

INSTALLATION of an extensive network of debris flow barriers at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll & Bute could prevent lengthy diversions. The...
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Making the earth move in West Lothian

GROUND Developments Ltd’s work at Winchburgh Village in West Lothian has saved around 28,000 tonnes of upfill material heading for landfill. The company undertook phase...

Mapping out the Glasgow Games

A map showcasing the infrastructure works which took place in Glasgow ahead of the recent Commonwealth Games has been launched. Civil engineering firsts such as...

A creative solution for Potter Place

A unique deep soil mixing technique has been used to deliver an effective and fast solution for culvert works at Potter Place in Glasgow. During...

Puraflex ensures pole position for Hyundai’s flagship forecourt

A pioneering hydrocarbon-resistant membrane from Industrial Textiles and Plastics (ITP) has been crucial in the construction of Hyundai’s new flagship site in Stockport. ...