Monday, 15 February 2016

Truckfest North West 2016 - The top road haulage and truck event this year!

September brings the annual edition of Truckfest 2016, the UK's top road haulage event! The North West subsidiary of the event will build upon past success, with a wonderful array of trucks on display, along with a showcase of manufacturers in the industry.

Road haulage in North West England is an important sector that enjoys growth and increased capacity and the Truckfest North West 2016 event held in Cheshire Showground, Knutsford symbolises the importance and significance of this industry. With 85% of everything we consume in the country having been transported by UK haulage, it illustrates the importance and excellence of the industry set up.

A huge range of exhibitors and sponsors are set to add to the array of attractions and events taking place during the two day event, ensuring a fantastic end to the summer season. Exhibitors and sponsors at past North West haulage events include the like of Close Brothers and stars of the popular American series, Lizard Lick Towing.

2015s edition of Truckfest in the North West saw a latest branch of monster trucks run out and put on a show. The adrenaline fuelled show of the Swamp Thing Monster Truck is the newest 4x4, made in America and based on a Dan Patrick chassis.

Aside from the entertaining Monster Trucks, there are also motorcycle stunt riders putting on a show, showcasing what is the UK's top freestyle motorcycle display. This provides you with excellent entertainment to observe, amidst meeting many others involved in the same or similar industries to you. Enjoy learning about the latest trucks, meeting other business owners amidst the back drop of wonderful Cheshire and among flying motorcycle stuntmen!

This event is spread across two days and offers both day tickets and weekend tickets. Visitors are able to enjoy over the weekend some wonderful live music and entertainment, with many artists set to wow audiences of the event.

There is also an option to showcase your truck, entering it for competition across a range of categories - Judged, Non-Judged, Vintage and Heritage and International Super Truck.

If you are interested in sponsoring, attending or entering your truck at any point during the event, check out the Truckfest 2016 website, which also details the many other events that are taking place across the country. With celebrity guests, major players in the industry and big name sponsors, the event can be camped at, with weekend tickets allowing you a space to rest your head amidst the fun and joy.

Red haulage truck image by 'sludgeulper' / Licence

Friday, 12 February 2016

The Responsibilities and Requirements of a Civil Engineer

Civil engineering is a service and profession that often crops up in conversation. They are the reason everything around you is there and works, ensuring you have great accessibility and comforts throughout your life. So, they are incredibly important – but what exactly do they do and what are their responsibilities?

Civil engineering incorporates a wide range of different job roles, ranging from construction of roads and buildings, all the way to tunnels, bridges and coastal management defence systems. The role is very vast, but incredibly coordinated to ensure that the skills and knowledge crosses over to individual projects to ensure successful outcomes.

The two important roles within civil engineering are consulting and contracting engineering. A consulting engineer’s job is to generally design a specific project, whereas contracting engineers tend to manage the physical construction – playing a significant role in ensuring the project is completed properly.

Civil engineering further encompasses a number of other specialisations, of which each is essential for successful completion of the structure, all of which are part of the role and responsibilities of any civil engineer working on project.

The engineer will analyse the site upon which the project will be constructed. Along with detailed analysis of the area it will be built upon, it is crucial that the surrounding area is also considered with the same importance. Following search and investigation, verification for feasibility will be undertaken, before moving on to the next important part.

This is where designing a plan comes into play, outlining key variables and what needs to be changed up before construction can begin, avoiding any problems or challenges further on down the time line. Developing a detailed design layout, working to the requirements of the client that has been specified.

Design and subsequent reports need to be reviewed and approved, with any potential risks and challenges of project identified. Proposals must be handed to the officials that supervise tendering processes – fulfilling rules and regulations.

It is important to keep an open dialogue with architects and consultants, allowing the easy resolution of problems. Wherever possible, construction should be completed to budget and to the set time scale, requiring the scheduling and organising of work.

The input from civil engineers is a pivotal role in the execution and completion of a construction project. Their knowledge, input and leadership is essential in projects, that can range from building, civil engineering, groundwork and coastal defence. Civil engineering North Wales companies are on hand to supply excellent services in respect to your building project. From designing and building a new school, to managing the coast line, civil engineers can help.