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Mick George Group land DIO package

Having been awarded a £17m contract for the Bassingbourn Barracks redevelopment, Kier Graham Defence Ltd have appointed the Mick George Group to complete Demolition and Asbestos removal works, imminently. 

This project, on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) will see the relocation of the British Army’s Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC) and will entail the refurbishment of accommodation blocks, social facilities, offices, classrooms, training areas, medical and dental facilities. 

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Aarsleff Ground Engineering Segment expands its operations in Norway

Aarsleff Ground Engineering segment hereby announce the opening of Aarsleff Norge AS; their newest ground engineering business based in Norway to be able to service the needs and requirements of their clients across the North-western Europe market. This marks the organisation’s seventh hub, with existing teams working from offices in Denmark, Poland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany and the UK. 

Aarsleff are by no means a new entrant to the country, having commenced their latest Norwegian contract with client Bane NOR, the government agency responsible for owning, maintaining, operating and developing the Norwegian railway network. Aarsleff have been subcontracted to perform the piling works for the Minnevika railway bridge – the longest railway bridge in Norway to date. This will require installing 280No. driven steel piles, with length up to 60m, and the construction of 17 cofferdams utilising 19m long sheet piles.

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Evolving Connectivity 2020

April 23rd marks the return of CAI’s annual trade event Evolving Connectivity. To be held at the National Conference Centre at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.  If your business needs to understand the demands of signal reception and distribution today and in the future, it’s the “must attend” event of the year. 

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Fine margins: delivering financial sustainability in UK construction?

A new report by the CBI provides interesting insight into the health of the UK construction sector.  Whilst it highlights that the construction industry is a vital part of the UK economy, it reinforces that the business models that underpin this are breaking.

The report starts by drawing out the importance of the sector noting that every £1 spent on UK construction creates £2.92 of value to the UK. The industry employs 2.3 million people directly – supporting over 3 million more indirectly – and construction activity contributes 6% of GVA.

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‘Made to Order’ radius gutter from Rainclear - true cast or mitred

Sometimes you need to replace a radius gutter (guttering that follows the shape of a circular roofline) on a conservation or renovation project and it needs to be ‘like for like’. The original pattern for ‘sand casting’ of that specific Cast Iron radius gutter may be long gone, but we can use the pieces you still have to create new ‘patterns’ and cast new matching radius gutters for you. This is known as a ‘True Cast’ Radius Gutter.

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