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Construction’s Biggest Problem

On 19 June 2013 two welders, Zac Payne and Michael Morris died after Zac fell asleep at the wheel of his van. They had been driving back to Doncaster after…

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Confronting our Prejudices - How Ground Engineering can act on Racial Diversity

Our country is led by the most diverse cabinet in the nation’s history with non-white MPs Alok Sharma, Rishi Sunak, James Cleverly, Priti Patel, Sajid Javid and James Cleverly having…

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Welcome and Thank You

Thank you for reading this, my first blog as Chair of the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) and what I hope will be the first of many blogs I shall…

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FPS Summer Ball 2019 – Book Now!!

It’ll be summer before you know it, and that means it is time to mark your diary with this year’s Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Summer Ball, which will take…

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Recognising the Supply Chain

At the risk of stating the obvious, there are presently a number of problems, all acting together to break the construction business model. Perhaps the biggest issue is “the lowest…

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Women in Piling

Encouraging more women into construction has long been debated, with almost everyone having an opinion, but understanding the career pathways of those women working successfully within the sector is often…

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2018 FPS Strategic Priorities

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has set out its strategic priorities for 2018 and 2019, which are a continuation of its existing strategy. Specifically: • Occupational Health & Wellbeing…

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Update from the FPS Chair, Alasdair Henderson

As far away as the vote to exit Europe is, it seems Brexit is never far from the news these days as the various sides position themselves in the many…

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It’s a Dirty Job, But Somebody’s Got to Do It – But Who?

The construction industry has come a long way in removing many of its stereotypes, particularly when it comes to sexism, especially since the days of wolf whistles from the scaffolding…

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