With rail improvements and renovation nationwide, railway engineering and construction is a big part of the UK’s industry. Due to the history of railway land and the activities carried out on it, there is a risk of encountering contamination during – and even after – these works.
Opting to use a mobile laboratory on-site has often been hailed as a flexible approach to contaminated land management. But why are so many project managers choosing this route to improve their overall delivery? Paul Tilley, operations director, for Geo-environmental, offers us ten reasons to use a mobile lab, and they are not just about time saving.
Burying utility equipment, such as electricity cables, phone wires, gas and sewage pipes has been general practice in the UK for more than 100 years. Undergrounding these services keeps them out of sight and protects them from being exposed to damaging above-ground elements, such as severe weather or vandalism.