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Machinery and ecology

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Specialist machinery can be hugely advantageous on demolition projects, especially when there is a risk of encountering protected species. On a recent project, following the final precautionary inspection of a building for bats, our ecologists worked together with demolition operatives to streamline the demolition process. The ecological and economic benefits of adopting these techniques on demolition projects are clear.  Read More

The Future is behind us

Friday, September 15, 2017

It seems that the pace of technological advancement is fast outstripping the pace that we, as an industry, are able to accept and adapt to change.  Read More

New technology and the increase in noise pollution

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Guardian recently published an article called “Turn it off: how technology is killing the joy of national parks”. The article made a valid point that the increase in drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), and other technology such as smartphones and music speakers, is spoiling the natural sound of some of the USA’s otherwise peaceful places. Read More

Snap happy!

Monday, January 23, 2017

With the miniaturisation of electronics the camera trap has become an excellent survey technique, a 24 hour night or day recording service that can be used in its own right as a survey method or to supplement survey techniques in a variety of situations. The ultimate aim is to improve the accuracy of biological recording on a site in one, or multiple locations.  Read More