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A14 Highway borrow pits activated

When Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme was officially announced, there was no doubting the challenge ahead. However, thanks to meticulous infrastructure planning by the A14 integrated delivery team (IDT), a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and designers Atkins/Ch2M, driving the initiative on behalf of Highways England, some two years on the project is on course for its intended completion date in December2020.

A potential obstacle identified from the outset was the requirement for more than five-million cubic metres of additional fill material.

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Innovation + Acrow Prop = UNI-PROP

Introducing UNI-PROP - The latest Acrow Prop design with NEW combined HYDRAULIC function., the internet’s No. 1 supply resource for Builders, Scaffolders & Homeowners, are excited to introduce the innovative UNI-PROP to its offer online. We usually agree with the old adage that if something works, don’t try and fix it! But in this case the added safety, accuracy and speed make this new product the exception to that rule.

The UNI-PROP offers temporary support up to 2000kg and is load tested to BS EN 1065, just like you are used to, but unlike the old solution where you have to strike the threaded collar to move those final millimetres, with the chance you could knock the support away entirely, risking a collapse of the very structure you are trying to underpin! the UNI-PROP detachable hydraulic ram speeds up the process, while taking away this risk and the requirement for any brute strength effort on your part. 

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Bull’s fire equipment protects 16-storey student accommodation

Manufacturer Bull Products has enhanced health and safety on a student accommodation site with its life-saving fire protection equipment. 

Set to open this September 2018, Bull has been protecting Chaucer House in Portsmouth over the last two years with its Cygnus Fire Call Points and First Aid Alarms, Cygnus Heat Detectors and Fire, First Aid and Spill Responder Stations.

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Mick George boost output with new washing plant

Mick George Ltd have boosted sand and gravel production to a rate of 300 tonnes/h at their Bridge Farm site, in Cambridgeshire, following the introduction of a new high-performance washing plant.

Specified and supplied by Mick George’s long-standing partners Aggregate Processing Solutions (APS), the bespoke system is being used to supply materials for the major A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade.

APS – part of the Finlay Group of companies – have worked closely with Mick George for more than 30 years and the relationship, which has seen approximately £20 million of equipment specified, has supported the continued growth of the business.

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Firm continues rapid expansion with new East Midlands relationship manager

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has bolstered its presence in East Midlands by appointing a new relationship manager for the region.

Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire where she was born and still lives, Rachel Borlace has joined the business to support SME and corporate clients in Nottinghamshire with any asset finance, invoice finance or property funding.

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