Building Briefs – March 23rd

Listening to some good musicMorgan Sindall launches first virtual careers fair

Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall is launching its very first virtual careers fair.

The fair will take place on March 30 between 10am and 4pm and give future employees all over the world the chance to chat online with Morgan Sindall employees during a webinar ­­­­about career opportunities available within the company.

The virtual careers fair is being launched to attract the best and brightest talent from across the world and is free of charge and open to all, including those who are new to the sector.

It can be accessed from home or on the move and is an easy way for a diverse range of future employees to interact with senior staff from across the business.

Those who register for the fair will be able to browse career resources and interact with senior members of the Morgan Sindall team to discuss employment opportunities, current projects and find out more about what it’s like to work for the company.

Anyone who is interested in the event should register here.


Completion of Alyth footbridges

The completion of new Alyth footbridges was officially marked yesterday.

Alyth Citizen of The Year Marie MacDonald had the honour on behalf of the local community and was joined by representatives from Perth and Kinross Council and the contractors involved with the project, NRS Group.

Dependent on weather conditions, the final works to apply the anti-skid coating to the ramps, steps and landings will take place later this week with the bridges open to the public on Friday or early next week. Further follow up works to the bridge decks has also been planned to take place in May.

Replacement of the two bridges was needed after the previous structures were destroyed during the Alyth Floods in July 2015. The council undertook an extensive community consultation regarding the replacement of the bridges and funding was approved for two bridges.

The works were sent out for tender and contractors NRS Group were appointed in October 2016. In order to avoid disruption to parking during the festive period, work commenced on the bridges in early January 2017. After construction of the foundations, both footbridges were successfully lifted into place on Sunday 26th February 2017.


Kincardine glimpses the future at launch of £40,000 charrette

IMG_0044Kincardine residents got a tantalising glimpse of how a specialist team of architects, planners and artists can help the town build a new future in the wake of the closure of Longannet Power Station.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust won Scottish Government backing to hold a Charrette in the Fife town and put together a £40,000 funding package to engage architects Oliver Chapman and Associates to deliver the intensive community involvement exercise.

The team from Chapmans will spend the next two months on research before cramming six months work into an intensive four-day series of community planning consultations from June 7.

Over the four days the team will arrange walking tours of Kincardine for local people to help them see their surroundings through fresh eyes, run intensive feedback and discussion sessions to identify and refine ideas, and they will go into the local primary school to get pupils to write postcards from the future.


New appointment for Trident Building Consultancy

Louise Glendinning has been appointed as a building surveyor in Trident Building Consultancy’s Edinburgh office, having previously worked at Gibbon Lawson Mckee Ltd.  A shortlisted Young Surveyor of the Year in 2015, Louise’s role involves appraising buildings prior to purchase or occupation, gathering information for schedules of condition, and assessing and reporting on building defects. She prepares and runs tenders for construction works and undertakes a contract administrator role.

Trident Building Consultancy provides building surveying, cost management and project management services across a wide range of sectors in commercial and residential property, and across all parts of the private sector, local and central government.

The practice was formed in 1998 and currently employs more than 100 staff across 11 offices in the UK and Ireland, enabling it to have a nationwide capability to deliver sound, reliable advice from a solid base of qualified and experienced surveyors.