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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...
Ground Developments Ltd

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. ...

Milbrooke plans for growth with Exchequer software

MILBROOKE Construction, a rapidly expanding groundwork company, has selected Exchequer accounting software from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) to support its plans for growth. The...

Hat-trick of jobs signals £2m boost

GROUND Developments Ltd has started work on a trio of new earthworks and soil stabilisation projects, securing £2 million worth of new business. Each one...
Naburn works get Groundforce treatment

Naburn works get Groundforce treatment

GROUNDFORCE has supplied a range of specialist equipment, including MP80, Mega Brace, Maxi Brace and double-acting Mechshore braces to install a new large-diameter pipeline...
A-Plant

A-Plant goes back to the future with revival of historic Leada Acrow name

A-PLANT has announced the rebrand of its A-Plant Acrow Formwork and Falsework Division to Leada Acrow. Ashtead acquired market-leading Leada Acrow over a decade...
Maccaferri

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...

Contractor back at landslide site

THE A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll hasn’t given drivers much to be thankful for in recent years as a series...
Keith Brown

£1m job finally signals start on AWPR

GROUND investigations have started to prepare the way for the controversial Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR). Transport Minister Keith Brown was joined at the north-east...
Professor Kerry Kirwan

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....
Cantray Bridge

Highland jobs in drive for deadline

COFFEY Construction is hoping for good weather as it seeks to complete a bridge refurbishment job before the end of the year. The contract from...
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...
Timbermat Ltd

Carry that weight

A new ground protection and access system for which the certified load bearing capacity can be calculated in advance is destined to make sites...
gabion units filled with blue Welsh Slate

Take some wire and stones…

David Crowther considers how the strength and simplicity of gabions have helped them become a familiar sight throughout the country. FOR over a hundred years,...
Riley Surfacing

Stirling company gets first paving machine of its kind in Scotland

A Stirling company has become the owner of the first paving machine of its kind in Scotland. Riley Surfacing, a partnership of brothers Hugh and...