Britain is building again and the increase in large developments and landmark infrastructure projects are an undoubted boost for the British ground investigation (GI) and ground engineering (GE) industry. But the increasing workload is making the industry’s shortage of skilled field operatives even more apparent, and if the issue is not addressed urgently, it could have a serious long-term impact on the sector.
Jim Murphy, managing director of Infrastructure Services, takes a look at what 2017 has in store for the UK infrastructure sector.
The future of London and the Northern Powerhouse were key themes of day two of the CN Summit 2016. Jim Murphy, managing director, Infrastructure & Energy Services, gives us the low down.
After so much speculation, the media is today abuzz with the announcement that the Government has finally committed to expanding Heathrow Airport to include a third runway. The development is already polarising opinion in the press, so to save your trawling through individually, we have collated the top Heathrow stories for you here:
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.
After a strong year for infrastructure investment across the UK, Jim Murphy, managing director of Infrastructure Services at SOCOTEC, takes a look back at some of the key developments in 2015.