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Carbon Reduction Through Sustainable Drainage Systems

On the 4th of December 2020, the Prime Minister announced ambitious new emissions target setting the UK on the path to net zero emissions by 2050. This new plan aims…

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Stem ambassador

What does it mean to be a STEM Ambassador?

What is a STEM ambassador? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths; being an ambassador means representing, in my case, engineering as a potential career opportunity. A key part of…

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Patrick Parsons appointed on Yardley Brook Development

We’re pleased to announce that we have been appointed by the Jessup Brothers Ltd to provide civil and structural engineering services, in relation to the development of 298 new houses…

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Graduate Engineer Receives Ratcliffe Prize

We’re delighted to share the news that our Graduate Engineer, Samuel Jones, has received a Distinction in his MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham. In addition to…

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Unexploded Ordnance – is your site at risk?

During WWII, 30,000 tonnes of bombs were dropped on Britain. Combined with munitions from WWI and Ministry of Defence firing ranges, the chance of encountering Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) must be…

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Applying for a Building Warrant in Scotland?

The Scottish Building Standards system is markedly different from, and in many ways more rigorous than, the system currently operating in England and Wales. Lack of understanding of the requirements…

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Patrick Parsons features in The Guardian

We are delighted to have been featured in The Guardian newspaper, contributing towards a thought-provoking piece around women in engineering and the problem of female stereotyping in construction. Within the…

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Ground Investigations: Selecting the Right Tool for the Job

Ground investigation is a vital aspect of any development project. Careful planning is needed to give the correct ground characterisation data and inform the development process.For all construction projects, it…

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What is Slipform Construction?

Slipform is a construction method for reinforced concrete walls, generally lift and stair core walls, and is often economical for buildings more than ten storeys in height. Slipform involves the…

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Bats: What you need to know for your development

The UK supports 17 breeding bat species, all of which are protected by both domestic and international legislation. This legislation also extends to protect any structure or place that a…

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Land Remediation and Derelict Land Relief

Land Remediation Relief (including derelict land) was introduced in 2001 and modified in 2009 to incentivise the development of brownfield sites blighted by contamination and dereliction. It is only available to companies…

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