CIAT Approval Awarded for ALUCOBOND ® Fire Safety CPD

ALUCOBOND®, from 3A Composites GmbH, is pleased to announce its ‘Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Material’ CPD has gained Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) approval. Since its recent introduction, ALUCOBOND®’s ‘Fire Safety for Aluminium Composite Material’ CPD has been extremely well received by architects, recognising the importance of fire safety in the constructions they […]

Hydra-Slide Low Profile System Skids Transformer Under Bridge and onto Foundation

A 350-ton (310-tonne) capacity Hydra-Side low profile skidding system was the centerpiece of a multifaceted transformer delivery and installation in Sweden recently. The LP350 skidded the 264-ton (240-tonne) transformer under an overpass—a planned manoeuvre on the 25-mile (40km) route from Sundsvall to Nysäter—and then into its final position. The 37 ft. (11m) long, 12.5 ft. […]

FPS to Launch Podcast & Webinar Series

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has announced plans to produce a series of podcasts and webinars, aimed at providing a more engaging communications channel for its members. Being launched in May 2020, the podcasts will be directed primarily at those working in the piling and geotechnical industry, although depending on the topic, they will […]

OZ Lifting Expands Electric Chain Hoist Range

OZ Lifting Products LLC has added the 4,000-lb. capacity OZ4000EC to its range of electric chain hoists. The manufacturer has steadily expanded the series having launched the 500-lb. capacity OZ500EC in 2018. The 1,000-lb. capacity OZ1000EC and 2,000-lb. capacity OZ2000EC followed, before the latest model was introduced as the only product in the range with […]

Cashflow – Essential for the ‘New Normal’

As the whole of UK plc comes to terms with the so called ‘new normal’, by and large the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) welcomes the government’s initiatives that are designed to help the construction sector through these difficult times. Specifically, this assistance includes a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the ability to defer VAT and […]

HDR | Andrew Reid has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, relating to international trading

HDR | Andrew Reid is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards’ emblem for the […]

Are You Using the E-Pile Schedule?

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is continuing its efforts to promote the electronic pile schedule (e-Pile Schedule), as part of its on-going strategy around technical standards and digital construction.  This is essential to improve communication, avoid errors and provide Clients with an efficient, safe and cost effective foundation solution.