Features

A bridge so far

Bridges that have been installed to help improve and repair Scotland’s infrastructure were highlighted this week by Mabey at an exhibition in Edinburgh. Projects include the Aberdeen bypass.

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Good cop, bad cop

They say a change is as good as a rest. Try telling that to Brian Young. The boss of Young Plant Sales, Scotland’s most successful multi-franchise dealer, has just reached the end of a whirlwind 12 months.

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40 years of the big push

Forty years ago 10 ground-breaking machines rolled off the Caterpillar production lines as the advance party of a concept that would leave a lasting legacy on the muckshifting industry. The D10 was born.

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That’s some paint job

A graffiti artist has been at work on a brand-new Liebherr…and no-one is annoyed. The special paint job marked the 75,000th wheeled excavator to be produced at Liebherr- Hydraulikbagger GmbH.

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£500m road on awards list

The £500m scheme to construct the ‘missing link’ in the central belt’s motorway network is among the 14 projects shortlisted for this year’s Saltire Civil Engineering Awards.

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Tough as old boots

With a soaking Scottish summer almost behind us and a wet winter likely to come, the importance of personal protective equipment has never been greater.

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Aberdeen centre progresses

The steel beams spanning the width of the main arena are now being installed at the £333m Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The trusses are being placed in tandem lifts by two crawler cranes.

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Star-struck plant fitters

Plant apprentices from Scotland got tooled up recently when they arrived at an industry awards ceremony. Leading the way was Campbell Howie, who is employed by Muirhead Plant.

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Onshore wind: The future

The man responsible for the construction of SSE’s renewable energy projects in Great Britain and Ireland explains how ‘repowering’ wind farms with more powerful turbines could help Scotland meet renewables targets.

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Suits you madam!

One of the country’s top contractors has developed a range of work clothing specifically for women. The new kit has started appearing on sites following trials in Scotland, London and the north of England.

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