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New Associate Members Increases Sector Representation for Federation of Piling Specialists

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to welcome three new Associate Members.
The three new members are Arup Group Ltd, the multinational professional services firm that provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment; Geofirma Ltd, a niche geotechnical consultancy and Pile Designs Ltd, an independent company providing geotechnical advice and undertaking calculations for pile loading and retaining walls.

Speaking about the new Associate Members, Alasdair Henderson, Chair of the FPS said: “A strategic aim of the FPS is to more fully represent geotechnical contracting, allowing it to provide a single and coordinated voice within the piling sector, the wider construction industry and at government level. The addition of these new members moves us closer to achieving this goal and each’s unique individual business and sector view is a very welcome addition to enlarging our knowledge base.”

Associate Membership of the FPS has been growing rapidly to include companies from the majority of sectors of the wider geotechnical contracting industry. Their addition strengthens the Federation’s knowledge and representation base giving it a more authoritative voice in the construction sector. It also helps the FPS lobby more effectively at industry and government and European levels on issues such as training and fair payment.