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June 21

June 21

Safe Deep Excavation and Drainage Installation Course

In April, we have carried out our first week at the new Safe Deep Excavation and Drainage Installation course and everything is moving at an optimal pace with good feedback.
One of our employees who attended this course, added:

“Probably  the best course I’ve been on – it has definitely opened my eyes as it was well put together and it being presented clearly. A well done to everyone involved. It’s a 5 star from me!”


M1 J23 GPS

At M1 J23 and A512 Improvements scheme, Morgan Sindall introduced the use of GPS control excavators and dozers to CR Civil Engineering. The benefit of using this device is that it helps to reduce working hours with a ‘right first time’ approach. It also allows for increased efficiency and reduction in resource and material waste. It also allows high precision and more complex work to be completed. Morgan Sindall provided training with a designated Engineer, to ensure that perfect delivery of the new technology was achieved. This provided our employees with the opportunity to be up-skilled, resulting in an improvement in our performance and resulting in a huge benefit of productivity for the project. After the training, we took maximum advantage of this new method of working and experienced a great response from our workforce by using the GPS system. We have now begun to use this device on all of our operational sites!


Slider Rail

Working on behalf of ESH Group, completing a junction improvement scheme in Greasbrough, we are undertaking large drainage works. This includes the installation of an attenuation and separator tank. The temporary works for the scheme are a relatively new system to the UK industry, Slider Rails, that are used to replace the traditional piles and frames. We have received feedback from our site team that the system roughly reduces installation time by 50% and is good for driving through hard dig areas, which we encountered at this scheme.


Ashmount School

The M1 Junction 23 scheme, working on behalf of Morgan Sindall, involves improvements to the M1 Junction 23 and along the A512.

Our site team partnered up with other supply chain partners to construct a much needed path and patio area for Ashmount School in Loughborough. The school caters for young people aged 4-19 years old with a range of special needs and the improvements will now allow pupils in wheelchairs to access the herb garden. The labour-only works entailed excavating a 40m2 area, installing type 1 and sand & cement bed, laying concrete edgings and paving slabs to form the path and patio.

The supply chain partners that we worked alongside with are Travis Perkins, Jewson and Hanson UK.


CR Civil Engineering’s Contracts Manager, added:

Morgan Sindall asked us to help build a new paved area next to the kids allotment at Ashmount SEN School, which we gladly agreed to. I attended the opening of the new paving with the other contributing suppliers and the staff were genuinely grateful for all the work carried out. It’s great that CR Civil Engineering give back to the community in ways like this so often. Thanks to Chris Vallecarde and his gang for doing the graft!

CR Civil Engineering’s Foreman also added:

We were pleased to be involved with helping the school improve their facilities. We were told there was 4m2 of paving to lay without any edgings! When we arrived at the school it turned out to be 40m2 with edgings! It was a very hard two days work but it was great to see how happy the teachers & children were with the finished job.