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Bobcat helps protect newts and habitat

11 Minimum time to demolish a 1,400 tonne bridge over the M1

13 CrossRail Progress

17 New asphalt mix using recycled tyres promises significant all round benefits

21 Is indecision putting the construction industry at risk?

26 “Well done, Hugh. You and your team deserve a gold medal”


29 Security measures provide big saving for mini-excavator owners


4 Editorial Comment

5 Out & About

  • Scaffolding challenge at historic waterways maintenance project
  • Repeat business from Bathgate Silica Sand
  • Wring Group expands demolition fleet
  • Wiser Recycling builds fleet around New Holland
  • Bobcat helps protect newts and habitat
  • Mass Excavation Equipment from Case Proves to be a class act
  • Komatsu UK Celebrates 25 Years

10 Daily pumping of water from Rubislaw Quarry resumes

11 Minimum time to demolish a 1,400 tonne bridge over the M1

13 CrossRail Progress

  • Tunnelling contractor takes over huge access shaft at Bond Street
  • Crossrail’s first tunnel boring machine reaches Paddington
  • Showing ‘Green Credentials with Hybrid excavator
  • Crossrail awards Custom House station construction contract
  • UK’s first dedicated Building Information Modelling academy

16  Nationwide Platforms support IPAF initiative

17  New asphalt mix using recycled tyres promises significant all round benefits

The first major UK trial of a new asphalt made partly from recycled waste tyres has been successfully completed on behalf of Transport Scotland by Breedon Aggregates.

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21  Is indecision putting the construction industry at risk?

The works associated with the London 2012 Olympics gave a much needed boost to the construction industry at a time when the economic downturn was beginning to hit. Now reality may begin to set in. Where are the next major projects?

  • Construction Shrinks by Almost 10% in a Year – ONS Figures Confirm
  • Act Now to Prevent Double-Dip Recession in Infrastructure
  • 20% of companies report decline
  • Construction Industry Facing Two More Years of Decline
  • Economy Needs a ‘Shot in the Arm’ Now
  • Construction Waste Stats show progress in reducing waste to landfill
  • ODA publishes final Annual Report

26  “Well done, Hugh. You and your team deserve a gold medal”

Team GB may have set a new record for medals won at the excellently organized London 2012 Olympic Games, but a special gold medal has to go to Hugh Edeleanu for showing that H.E. Services can put on an Olympian event to celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary with over 2,000 invited guests.


29  Security measures provide big saving for mini-excavator owners

29  ArcGen Launch New Welder Generator

30  New Large Doosan Excavator

31 RWM - Resource Efficiencies & Waste Management Solution

  • New JCB Wastemaster backhoe loader
  • Liebherr-Great Britain Limited
  • Case Grabs The Limelight
  • Blue Group show their capabilities
  • New Holland Construction showcases waste management

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