Dec 2010: MK Surveys Streetworks Act
Six additional members of staff have completed the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) Training. This course allows our teams to carry out surveys on the highways while maintaining free movement of vehicles and pedestrians via the adoption of safe working practices, the correct layout of appropriate signs, barriers, lamps, and warning notices etc. Special measures such as the installation and correct operation of portable traffic signals and traffic diversions are also covered in the training.
Dec 2010: MK Surveys Link Up Registered
MK Surveys have achieved Link-Up qualification. Link-up is the UK rail industry supplier qualification scheme, providing a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers that is shared by the UK rail industry.
Nov 2010: MK Surveys First Aid Training
MK Surveys continue to maintain their training and development programme with 10 members of staff completing the First Aid at Work course.
Nov 2010: MK Surveys Weetabix
MK Surveys have been commissioned by the Weetabix Food Co to carry out a detailed investigation and survey of the underground utilities and drainage at their Burton Latimer site. The site established in 1932 currently employs around 2000 people and produces over 3 billion Weetabix per year with all wheat sourced from local producers within 50 miles of the site. The award of the Utility Survey follows completion of a topographical survey of the same site in 2009.
Nov 2010: MK Surveys WCML
MK Surveys in partnership with EWL recently undertook laser profiling of a 200 metre section of the Watford Fast Tunnel on the West Coast Main Line. The profiling is required as part of an agreed monitoring regime whilst third party construction works progress above the tunnel. Further visits will be required post construction along with analysis of the two data sets.
Aug 2010: Nuneaton office
Tim Salmon, who previously worked for MK surveys in 2000-2001 and who were his first surveying company after studying Civil Engineering at Nottingham Trent University, returns to set up Nuneaton office.
June 2010 : MK Surveys appointed to survey Grosvenor Shopping Centre
As part of a major re-modelling of the shopping centre and surrounding area detailed topographical and measured building surveys are being carried out.
May 2010: Oxford Office
Jay Shakespeare who joined MK surveys in 2008 sets up Oxford office.
May 2010 : MK Surveys Appointed to Survey Grade II listed Scenic Railway.
MK Surveys have been appointed by Thanet District Council to provide a 3D AutoCAD model of the Grade II listed Scenic Railway at Dreamland Amusement Park in Margate, Kent.
The ride was built at the park in 1919/1920 and opened in March 1920. The ride is now almost unique, as a brakeman is still required to travel with the train to control its speed, as there are no brakes on the track. It is the oldest roller coaster in the UK and one of only eight scenic railways in the world. It is also the only roller coaster to receive listed status; being Grade II listed in 2002. It currently stands without operating due to a fire which destroyed approximately
25% of the ride in April 2008.
MK Surveys have been appointed alongside Gardiner & Theobald (Project Managers) and Campbell Reith (Consulting Engineers) who will be overseeing the restoration of the ride.
February 2010 : C10 laser scanner arrives.
Having purchased our original Cyrax 2500 many years ago and following upgrades MK Surveys take delivery of the latest Leica HDS C10 laser scanner.