Bachy Soletanche are very proud to announce they have taken home two prizes at the VINCI Environment Awards: The Grand Prize for an equipment emissions reduction programme and a Special Jury Prize for the development of a steel cage tamp. The VINCI Environment awards, in their inaugural year, encourage the development of sustainable practices both within the Group [...]
From an intern in Paris to Technical Manager at Bachy Soletanche, Sivilay Sayavong has progressed rapidly through the industry, including working on one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects. In this edition, Sivilay discusses her route into the engineering industry, the challenges she has faced, and some words of wisdom for those considering a similar career. [...]
Bachy Soletanche is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Medal this year, making it our 7th year in a row winning this award. This achievement, which recognises Bachy Soletanche as one of the UK’s geotechnical industry leaders in Health & Safety, is a special milestone [...]
In this interview Richard Totty, Senior Design Engineer, describes his passion for volunteering with the STEM Ambassadors scheme and also discusses his motivations for promoting Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) in construction at Bachy Soletanche. We ask Richard what can be done to help increase diversity in the sector and to promote equality in the workplace. [...]
As part of our Pride-month discussions this year, we spoke to Dafydd Belshaw, Group Quality, Sustainability & Environmental Manager, about his experience of having two mums. We discuss how it shaped him, his thoughts on labels, and why we need to normalise LGBTQ+ parenting. What is your experience with having same-sex parents? [...]
In this edition, Senior Design Engineer, Tina Gretlund, discusses her route into the engineering industry and why she’s proud to be an engineer. Engineering: the use of scientific principles to design and build structures – a practice that dates back to ancient times - has fascinated me since I was a child. I was born in [...]
In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day this year, we spoke to Sophie Vicard, Geotechnical Project Manager at Bachy Soletanche, to get her thoughts on the gender balance in the construction industry, her experience in the sector and the role models that have inspired her. What is your role at Bachy Soletanche? I am currently [...]
Ruth Webster joined Bachy Soletanche as a temporary receptionist and has risen through the ranks of the company to become a Senior Contract Engineer. In this section, Ruth discusses her progression through the company and gives advice on how to follow suit. How did you come to work at Bachy? My route into the company has [...]
Boris Caro Vargas, Bachy Soletanche's Managing Director, discusses the importance of a diverse workforce, the benefits it brings to a company and the wider environment, and how the industry can improve as a whole. What does an inclusive workplace look like? It’s a difficult question… an inclusive workplace is one that is [...]
Andy West, Commercial Manager at Bachy Soletanche, celebrates 30 years of working for the company. Here, he looks back on his career to date, stand-out project experiences and how the industry has changed during that time. As I write this, I am currently working from my home in Hereford as I have been for [...]
In 2020, 40% of all work-related fatalities were in construction, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Falling from height, and collisions with plant are all common potential hazards faced by construction workers every day. Due to the inherent, high-risk nature of the work, the construction industry is held to some of the highest safety standards around. [...]
Today, Monday 10th May 2021, marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people [...]
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