STEM activity ‘Bridges to Schools’

Published 24 October 2017 | No comments
Written by Ken Brown
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools
This week, Balfour Beatty and Perth and Kinross Council led students at local schools in Perth in a three day practical exercise to build and test scale models of a 15 metre cable-stayed bridge, provided by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) regional education team. The popular year-round event, ‘Bridges to Schools’, aims to promote the benefits of careers in...

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Published 24 October 2017 | No comments
Written by Alex Moffatt
The TEAM2100 programme is a framework established to maintain the flood defences across the Thames Estuary, meaning a lot of the work takes place in and around London. The team recognise the CLOCS standards as industry best practice, and have been carrying out checks across a number of our sites in order to monitor vehicles coming to and from the...

Slot Block Barriers

Published 18 August 2017 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesBarriers Cycle safety Footpaths and diversions
Project staff on the Balfour Beatty Flood Dundee Protection site have utilised the use of the Slot Block Barrier to add an additional layer of safety to the passing public. The flood protection project site is spread across 4km and construction is currently underway for a new flood protection wall to run from Dundee Airport to Camperdown Dock. A large...

Dry wheel wash

Published 14 April 2017 | No comments
Written by Kevin Hutchinson
CategoriesMud Water saving measures
On the Manchester Engineering Campus Development, by Balfour Beatty for the University of Manchester, a dry wheel wash is being used instead of the temporary high water volume alternatives that had been proposed. The Measures During planning the project team identified the use of a stand-alone wheel wash being a user of high volume of water, with over 400 wagons...

Working at Night Using Glow Sticks to Direct Plant

Published 19 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Alan Chalmers
CategoriesLighting Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Unloading
During the recent works Balfour Beatty undertook on a project at Wick Airport, all the works were carried out at night due to the nature of the project. Part of the work was the surfacing of the main runway edges at night during the quiet times of the airport, along with other civil works. We came across a problem at this time...