Malcolm O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, discusses the importance of innovation in ground works
14 December 2017
Malcolm O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, was this week featured in Project Scotland Magazine discussing the importance of innovation and sustainability in ground works.
Having recently been appointed to deliver the construction phase of Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk Campus, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering is developing new innovative solutions and technologies to meet changing environmental requirements and improve its sustainable footprint.
With building for the future at its core, Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering will work with others and engage clients to continue improving the ways in which ground engineering teams across the UK provide the firm infrastructure for generations to come.
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Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 30,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
Our main geographies are the UK, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering is one of the UK’s leading specialist geotechnical contractors providing innovative piling and ground improvement solutions across all sectors. The company’s comprehensive ground engineering capabilities, equipment and experience provide the solid foundations for buildings of any height, ranging from city skyscrapers to house foundation packages.
Projects in Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering’s current portfolio include the £36m foundations for two towers reaching 42 and 58 storeys at One Nine Elms, a £28.2m contract to regenerate a region to the south of Battersea Power Station, providing the stable foundations for the area’s new homes and high street, and a £15.4m contract to deliver the foundations at Marble Arch Place.
Past projects include the £12m foundations for The Shard, the UK's tallest building, the £45m foundations for Heathrow's new Terminal 2 building and the £5m foundations for the National Sports Arena's Velodrome, Office Hub and Sports Arena in Glasgow, which hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games.