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Groundwork contractors undertake a specific specialist process

Groundwork contractors undertake a specific specialist process

Groundwork refers to work done to prepare sub-surfaces before work is undertaken directly on the land. Aside from demolition and site enabling works, groundwork are usually the first stage of a construction project that may include some of the following undertaken by groundwork contractors: - Ground investigation - Site clearance - Substructure and ground stabilisation works - Site services - Landscaping Before groundwork can be put into action, most local authorities require a legal ground investigation, which aims to identify past usage, stabilities and where they may have to overcome problems. This allows data to be accumulated and used...
What is a neutron probe and how does it work?

What is a neutron probe and how does it work?

  When it comes to trying to understand how much water is present within the ground, a neutron probe can be the perfect tool. This instrument is widely used across industries such as Geologging and farming, proving fundamental to the successful operating and management of their related processes. How does a Neutron Probe work? A neutron probe is a clever device which contains a pellet of americium and beryllium. The alpha particles from americium collide with that of the beryllium nuclei. This allows the detection of slow neutrons to take place, enabling the calculation of the amount of hydrogen present in...
New breed of self-cleaning ‘smart’ windows could be here in three to five years

New breed of self-cleaning ‘smart’ windows could be here in three to five years

A new breed of windows could be on the market within the next three to five years. These special windows are being developed to combat a key issue with any window – cleaning. The cleaning of windows is hugely time consuming – and can cost business’ and households a fortune over the long run. The glass companies could work hand in hand with UK industry - construction and groundwork contractors across the country and move out to the rest of the world. University College London supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council have successfully produced prototype samples...
The Benefits of Civil Engineering

The Benefits of Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is all about helping people and to shape the world to be a better and more functional place to live. Civil engineers are constantly switched on with new, innovative ideas to keep us powered up by supplying electricity and gas to our homes. They provide us with clean water and purify it so we can use it over and over again. They enable us to get around going about our day-to-day lives by providing roads, bridges, airports and the underground to get out and about in the beloved Capital. North West civil engineering companies and others across the...
The UK’s Largest Prison is Well Underway

The UK’s Largest Prison is Well Underway

The North Wales Prison is set to be the largest prison in the UK and the second largest in Europe. Based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, the ‘super-prison’ which it has also been known as, has replaced the former Firestone factory with a £250 million contract that is well underway. The prison has been designed to hold just over 2,000 inmates and is said to be creating 760 jobs within the prison, generating £23 million a year for the local economy. Jennings Civil Engineering in North Wales is involved in the project, including a number of their Apprentices such as...
Wireline Logging Services Are Expected to Grow in 2020

Wireline Logging Services Are Expected to Grow in 2020

  There are a number of services in high demand globally and wireline logging is one of them. There is a growing interest in the service, which is being driven by a number of factors. This includes an increase in exploration, production activities and also an increased expenditure from oil and gas companies worldwide. This is all down to finding new areas of unconventional resources. The oil and gas industry requires wireline logging services for its complete lifecycle in order to complete a number of activities such as drilling, exploration and stimulation. Simply put, wireline consists of a single...
The Rise of Civil Engineering Contractors in the North West

The Rise of Civil Engineering Contractors in the North West

Building, groundwork and civil engineering contractors in the North West are of high demand lately, with more projects starting for local communities which require more experienced staff. Projects can range from sea defence work with the use of rock armour, schools and other commercial buildings, residential works and even roadworks. The West of England growing we need more roads, more offices, more homes and improved services. Research commissioned by the Local Enterprise Partnership suggests that, given the rate and scale of city region’s growth, by 2016 we may need three times more civil engineers than we have at present. Every day...
Surf’s Up For Snowdonia

Surf’s Up For Snowdonia

No matter how hard you scrunch your eyes and try to picture Hawaii, the quintessentially icy climes of Snowdonia will never conjure up images of tiki statues and hula skirts. However, thanks to Conwy Adventure Leisure, the beautiful state’s most famous sporting export could be making a splash in North Wales very soon. The destination is as unconventional and exciting as the premise itself: an old aluminium works being the venue for Surf Snowdonia, a project which has finally got off the ground after seven years of hard work. Being the first of its kind in the United Kingdom,...
Increase in Demand for Industrial Connectors

Increase in Demand for Industrial Connectors

The market for industrial connectors is vibrant with applications from heavy equipment, industrial automation and process control to civil engineering and robotics. There’s a significant growth across a variety of sub-sectors such as marine and industrial vehicles, which are being driven by the increased use of electronic systems. In addition, the growth is from the emergence of sophisticated robotics and metering systems. As a result, the demands from systems designers are changing. Designers and engineers are requesting robust and safe connectors that are easy to assemble, durable and cost effective for all industrial applications. Cost is an important factor...
£2.3 billion Investment in Flood & Coastal Erosion for 2015-2021

£2.3 billion Investment in Flood & Coastal Erosion for 2015-2021

The development of coastal defence throughout the UK is crucial in order to protect local communities from damages, which occur from torrential weather. Between now and March 2021, the government is set to invest £2.3 billion in more than 1,500 projects across the UK. The programme of work this generous funding will be supporting will reduce flood risk for more than 300,000 households by 2021. Households at risk will begin to benefit from improved forecasting, mapping, telemetry and flood warnings to help prevent further damage at an earlier stage. This will also create more work and potential job growth for...