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News & Comment

  1. Project:Hack 3.0 Solving real life data challenges

    16 Jul 2019

    Take a look at what went on at Project:Hack 3.0 at Microsoft Reactor. Here Gareth Parkes, Company Knowledge Manager shares highlights from the event where teams worked together to solve real world project delivery challenges using data science.

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  2. sir robert mclapine cranes in blue sky

    Overcoming logistical challenges on HS2 project

    15 Jul 2019

    Our Align joint venture team has drawn on the expertise of our McAlpine Lifting Solutions (MLS) colleagues to help overcome the logistical challenge of assembling the giant tunnel boring machines that will be used on HS2.

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  3. Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Steve Ollington, BIM

    14 Jul 2019

    Steve Ollington – a huge sports fan who never had the opportunity to visit Wimbledon until we took on the project – talks through his work using BIM modelling to fit the new retractable roof on No. 1 Court Wimbledon.

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  4. Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Graduates

    13 Jul 2019

    Entering the world of work can be daunting, but for our graduates working on refurbishment of the roof on No. 1 Court, the environment has been one of collaboration as well as challenge.

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  5. Life Kitchen - opening 2019

    Life Kitchen cookery school officially opens

    12 Jul 2019

    We and our supply chain partners played a major role in supporting the Life Kitchen project by carefully restoring the Grade II listed Victorian lodge near Sunderland which houses the school, donating labour, expertise and materials, free of charge.

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  6. Wimbledon No. 1 Court retractable roof

    Wimbledon No. 1 Court video: Laura Purton

    10 Jul 2019

    Watch this short film in which Laura Purton, Chief Engineer, talks about the logistical complexity of lifting and installing the trusses that form the new retractable roof over No. 1 Court at Wimbledon.

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