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Darren Scott

October 16, 2017

Contractors Confirmed for Manchester Highways Deal

Manchester City Councils have announced the names of Contractors who will be working on the Highways & Infrastructure Construction Works framework worth up to £200m. Balfour Beatty, Colas, Dawnus, Galliford Try, North Midland and Sisk will work on mainly highways projects but will also include earthworks, bridge construction and site clearance. The first scheme of … Continue reading Contractors Confirmed for Manchester Highways Deal
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Ellena Tangi

October 13, 2017

Carmichael UK staff take time out for Wellness at Work Sessions

It’s been just over a year since staff at CarmichaelUK pledged to Time to Change, an initiative that opens up the conversation about mental health and how we can work together to help those that need it. In the UK, 11.3 million days of work were lost in 2013-2014 due to stress, anxiety or depression. This … Continue reading Carmichael UK staff take time out for Wellness at Work Sessions
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Ellena Tangi

October 10, 2017

1 year on. The road to mental health awareness.

A year ago today, staff at CarmichaelUK committed to talking openly about mental health by signing the Time to Change pledge, an initiative that opens up the conversation about mental health and how we can come together to support those who need it. Today also marks World Mental Health Day, and at CarmichaelUK we’re working hard to … Continue reading 1 year on. The road to mental health awareness.
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Darren Scott

October 9, 2017

Video: Hinkley Point C is taking shape

Construction work at the new nuclear power plant in Somerset continues at pace with more than 1,900 workers involved in building the project on the Bristol Channel coastline. Despite announcements of potential delays and budget overruns, the amount of work on site is a clear sign of progress. Hinkley Point C’s lead investor, EDF is … Continue reading Video: Hinkley Point C is taking shape
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Darren Scott

October 5, 2017

Channel 4’s Escape shows Engineering is not just for boys!

What would you do if your plane crashed into a light aircraft in the middle of the desert? How would you escape? This was the task facing Royal Engineer and SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton and a team of real-life engineers in Channel 4’s new reality TV show Escape which began on Sunday. … Continue reading Channel 4’s Escape shows Engineering is not just for boys!
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Ellena Tangi

October 2, 2017

Carmichael UK Celebrates Black History Month

October 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of National Black History Month.  The month is essential in helping to promote learning and contributing to community cohesion. We’re joining the celebrations by looking at the huge contributions black people have made to the engineering and STEM industry. Walt Braithwaite Jamaican born American engineer, Walt joined Boeing as an associate … Continue reading Carmichael UK Celebrates Black History Month
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Darren Scott

September 29, 2017

Sponsored Pup Chosen for Hearing Dogs Breeding Programme

It was almost a year ago that we first introduced you to Jasmine, who along with Casper is one of CarmichaelUK’s sponsored dogs at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Jasmine is a golden cocker spaniel – one of the breeds commonly used by the charity as they respond well to the demands of life as a … Continue reading Sponsored Pup Chosen for Hearing Dogs Breeding Programme
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Darren Scott

September 27, 2017

Stranded! How will 5 engineers escape a hostile environment?

Channel 4’s new show Escape begins this Sunday 1st October and promises to push the boundaries of reality TV as a small group of engineers are challenged to flee a staged crash site, days from civilisation with only the surrounding wreckage to help them escape. In Sunday’s show, the team which consists of an aerobatic … Continue reading Stranded! How will 5 engineers escape a hostile environment?
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Darren Scott

September 25, 2017

Supporting Rail Safety Week 2017

This week is Rail Safety Week 2017, the aim of which is to address, engage, promote and bring rail safety to the forefront of people’s minds. Injuries to passengers are well documented and last year, over 7000 were recorded on mainline services, the bulk of which are attributed to slips, trips and falls. A further … Continue reading Supporting Rail Safety Week 2017
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Ellena Tangi

September 22, 2017

Top Tips for a Greener Construction Industry

We’re spreading the word about World Green Building Week which takes place from the 25th September to 1st October. The construction and demolition sector is the largest generator of waste in the UK. Buildings contribute to climate change, and account for over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions – we need to reduce … Continue reading Top Tips for a Greener Construction Industry
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