Improving cable avoidance

Will writes: We’re working closely with client CVU to mitigate the risk of cable strikes. We have a major contract with CVU (Colas, Volker Highways, URS JV) to upgrade traffic signals, roads and footways in London. Unfortunately we often come…
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Client commendations for John’s teams

Graham writes: Recently teams led by labour manager John Daly received several commendations from clients. Manchester to Blackpool rail upgrade Gangs working on the Manchester to Blackpool line were thanked by our client Siemens. The first was an incident in…
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Our five-a-side football victory

Mike writes: We’ve won another award – for football! The joint Costain-VGC team won last week’s Crossrail Anglia annual five-a-side football charity competition. The Line of Route 2 team raised £335 in sponsorship as their part of the team-building event,…
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Becoming a BuildForce mentor

James writes: I’ve volunteered to be a mentor for BuildForce. BuildForce is a new programme to help ex-services personnel into construction and engineering. I believe I can help because I have experience of working my way up through various construction roles…
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National smartcard check

Ciara writes: On 8 February Build UK and CECA carried out a CSCS smartcard audit across member construction sites. The audit used smartcard technology to make sure that everyone working on the sites has the required training and qualifications to…
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BuildForce launch event

Ciara writes: Last Tuesday evening I attended the launch of BuildForce at the Tower of London. Laura (Perry, HR manager), Chris (Ryan, VGC Labour Solutions director), Stephen (Burns, business development director) and I were all really pleased to be there.…
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Client compliments and thanks

John writes: I’m pleased to say that we’ve had a number of compliments from satisfied clients recently, especially regarding the work done over the holiday period. Resignalling Network Rail Andy Gallimore, Siemens installation supervisor, sent an email about one of…
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Many thanks to Christmas holiday workers

Laurence writes: I’d like to extend a very big thank you to all our people who have safely and successfully completed works over the Christmas holiday period. Crossrail Anglia The Rail Projects team completed over £1 million worth of priced…
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Six-monthly update meeting December 2016

Zena writes: Our six-monthly staff meeting last week summed up a good 2016, and a very positive outlook for 2017. Sean Fitzpatrick, executive chairman Sean welcomed 15 members of staff who have joined us since our last meeting. All except…
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