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Safety Culture Take Off

I often go running along the Flitch Way, a disused railway line, from my home in Great Dunmow, Essex to Hatfield Forest. The forest is a beautiful, National Trust site,…

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Activating seeking systems and the benefits of greater worker engagement

What gets you out of bed in the morning? For me, literally, it’s often having to tend to a screaming toddler. Figuratively, my stimuluses are perhaps more complex. Maslow’s hierarchy…

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Our friends are electric – moving ground engineering to a greener future

According to the United Nations and the International Energy Agency, 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) are produced by buildings and construction. This makes construction and the built environment…

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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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