This article showcases our top picks for the best UK based Civil Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Civil Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top UK Civil Engineering Startups
StormHarvester links civil infrastructure to a weather forecasting platform. This allows civil infrastructure to take action prior to heavy rainfall.
StormHarvester was designed and developed through collaboration between specialist drainage engineers, leading engineering academics from Queens University, Belfast, and specialist software and electronics engineers. Our ‘smart’ drainage solutions are set to fundamentally disrupt traditional drainage design by reducing capital costs, water demand and pollution events..
Aspin Group provides civil engineering products and services, with expertise in foundations and piling for rail, power networks, civils. Delivering high quality foundation, civil, geotechnical and structural engineering products, at the forefront of innovation and technology Aspin supply engineered solutions including foundations, various forms of piling, above ground structures, design, consultancy, inspections and investigations for the Rail, Highways and general Infrastructure sectors.
We can assist clients from advisory and design to compliance and delivery, providing tailor-made solutions to meet clients’ needs. Our staff are chartered members of a number of professional institutions, including the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Engineering Designers.
Through our extensive experience, comprehensive inspection and methodical testing regimes, we can provide our engineers and clients with an accurate and meaningful assessment of the condition of their bridge stock. Being able to offer all of these cross industry complementary services means that we can provide a complete service for our clients from site investigation, consulting and design to development, build, delivery and installation on site; managed and implemented in house using our own specialist plant and equipment and transported by our logistics function..
Geotech Soil Stabilisation
Geotech Soil Stabilisation is at the leading edge of innovation within the soil stabilisation industry and is quickly becoming the “go to” solution for many of the UK’s best known main contractors and corporate brands. By providing a fast, friendly, highly efficient full turn key service, using a unique patent pending process coupled with its proprietary binder Geobind, Geotech is giving soil stabilisation a new outlook with a forward-thinking perspective, Geotech is revolutionising soil enhancement.Geotech Soil Stabilisation was founded in 2014 with the sole objective of bringing Soil Stabilisation into the 21st century, turnover has tripled in each of the first three trading periods and the company continues to rapidly expand with exciting future work banks within the Permanent, Temporary and Contamination sectors.
Geotech is equally committed to each member of staff instilling passion and pride into its work force resulting in a superb customer service experience. Graduates are also selected and nurtured within a progressive environment and the company intends to provide apprenticeships and work experience in the near future.
Geotech’s committment to staff retention provides unrivalled employee benefits with significant incentive schemes available including share options. Geobind’s inherently sustainable and green nature is echoed by Geotech as the company reflects this in its own environmental objectives.
Geotech believes that through innovation and smarter thinking in the workplace global pressure on the environment can be tackled locally helping to preserve our entire ecosystem for the future.. .
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. They develop innovative products that significantly advance their customers’ operational performance – from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures.
Their products are used for applications as diverse as machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics. In all of these areas they aim to be a long-term partner, offering superior products that meet their customers’ needs both today and into the future, backed up by responsive, expert technical and commercial support..
Imetrum is a world leader in the field of camera-based, non-contact precision measurement. Our video measurement systems are principally used in material testing, component analysis and structural monitoring, with objects from smaller than the size of a human hair, to the world’s longest suspension bridges.
Our systems have many benefits which ultimately save the user time and money, while providing a measurement capability which we believe is far beyond any technology on the market today. Imetrum systems are widely used in both academia and industry.
Recent customers include many Formula 1 motorsport teams, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Network Rail, Cambridge University & Renault. We also have established partners worldwide who are able to provide local support, and enjoy assisting with all types of measurement challenge..
Correvate was formed to commercialise a technology that enables the automatic alignment and subsequent analysis of 3D point cloud datasets. The technology was initially created in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University College London and then, on 1st January 2018, exclusively licensed to Correvate.
It has since been enhanced by both Correvate and UCL into the Vercator® product suite www.vercator.com Vercator software provides fast, robust point cloud processing to enable automated 3D understanding of the environment. The technology can be applied to 3D point cloud datasets created using any scanning technology of any wavelength.
Correvate’s first market sector is in construction – where professionals such as surveyors, architects and construction engineers create a ‘digital twin’ of the target project, yielding improvements in productivity well-recognised both by the professionals themselves and by the grant-giving teams in the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.. .
Applied Measurements Ltd
Designer, manufacturer and supplier of strain gauge transducers, load cells, force sensors, torque transducers, torque sensors, LVDTs, position and displacement sensors, pressure sensors, level and depth sensors, instrumentation for signal conditioning and monitoring. Services include Microtronics Speedforce/Blueforce calibration service, transducer calibration, custom load cell design and load cell repair.
Industries supplied: geotechnical, aerospace, subsea, medical, agricultural, food and pharmaceuticals and R & D.. .
North Midland Construction
North Midland Construction is an engineering and construction company bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill. They are a people-focused business that works in partnership with their customers to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK.
Their specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill – from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants. They were previously known as North Midland Construction PLC along with their subsidiary company Nomenca, and since their founding in 1946 they have steadily expanded to where they are today.
They have a fantastic platform on which to build and their new nmcn branding provides them with the identity they need to continue their growth and a positive impact on everything they touch.. .
Barton & Loguidice
Barton & Loguidice has been helping communities, institutions, and businesses throughout the Northeast meet their engineering, environmental, planning, and landscape architecture needs. Our focus is on providing consulting services related to sustainable and green design for public and private sector clients, with an emphasis on community infrastructure projects.
B&L helps our clients make the best use of limited budget resources by providing long-term value engineering services and keeping a close eye on regulations and funding opportunities. We have grown by expanding service offerings and geographical locations to meet the needs of our clients..
AKT II is a design-led structural and civil engineering consultancy that has won over 300 awards for its work in the UK and across the world. The practice was formed in 1996 as Adams Kara Taylor and later known as AKT.
In 2011, with the addition of two new Principals and as the next chapter in its progress, the practice was renamed AKT II.. .
Amberon Ltd is Traffic Management and Temporary Traffic Lights Solutions in England and Wales, Temporary Traffic Lights hire. Of course to offer the best service we need to make sure that we have the best staff which is why we commit to a continuous training programme through the LANTRA 12 syllabus.It also means we need the best equipment which is why the average age of our 350 vehicle fleet is just 2 years old and we have 1400 radio connected battery traffic lights that are all maintained and serviced at our own dedicated service centre.
A culture of excellence and demanding high standards means that Amberon have become the force to be reckoned with in the Traffic Management industry. Amberon currently operate from 18 depots across the UK meaning that dependable nationwide coverage is just a call away.
Our telephone contact number 0845 371 5050 with a choice to connect to the appropriate area 24/7 assisted by our carefully appointed UK call centre for out of hours coverage.. .
Leiths (Scotland) Ltd
The Leiths Group have extensive resources provided by 6 subsidiary companies. These resources include 14 quarries; 7 asphalt plants and 9 concrete plants.
Supported by over 550 employees and extensive haulage and plant fleets to create an integrated, quality assured materials and construction group, servicing the construction industry across Scotland. Overall management of the Group Operations is based in Aberdeen.
Operations across Scotland include Quarry Production; Construction and Surfacing; Demolition; Asbestos Removal; Contract Crushing; Transport and Haulage; Plant Maintenance; Precast Concrete Manufacture; Special Developments and UKAS Laboratories.. .
Sheet Piling (UK)
Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd is one of the United Kingdom’s leading driven steel sheet piling contractors, with our head office in Preston and regional office in London, specialising in all aspects of driven sheet piling including permanent sheet pile basements, all forms of temporary sheet piling works and sheet pile installation. We own and operate a comprehensive range of specialist modern piling equipment including ‘state of the art’ Giken Silent Piling Vibrationless Hydraulic pile pressing equipment and Telescopic Leader Rigs equipped with the very latest variable moment vibratory hammers and augering equipment.
In stock we currently hold over 8,000 tonnes of both new and used steel sheet piles for sale, which enable us to react promptly to any emergency situations and also to offer reduced lead-in periods for commencing even the largest of sheet piling projects. Sheet Piling (UK)’s contractors are experienced in delivering innovative sheet pile solutions in a wide range of sectors including industrial, commercial and residential; permanent steel sheet pile basements and retaining walls; temporary works and bracing; rail and road infrastructure and ports and harbours..
Cathie is a global offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy. The company delivers geological, geospatial, geophysical and geotechnical engineering solutions for a wide range of offshore and nearshore industries, including wind, oil and gas, marine energy, ports; and subsea cables.
Cathie works on projects at all stages, from feasibility studies through to decommissioning, offering innovative, cost-effective solutions to clients all over the world. Cathie’s innovative solutions enable cost-effective project delivery by managing seabed risk and solving technical challenges..
CALM Solutions is a specialist asset management company providing services to the utilities market. Through the use of our cloud based Asset Inventory Management System (AIMS™) we offer a best in class asset management service.
Whether it is a one off hard to do project or your regular maintenance regime we can bring our expertise, mobile applications and software solutions to your asset management. We have an existing suite of industry leading software products, such as Sewer Viewer™ and AIMS™ and a passionate team with dedicated operational and extensive IT expertise.
We offer bespoke solutions to meet your everyday requirements including on-going developmental and technical support for your journey.. .
Integrated engineering solutions for engineers and scientists. Deep Learning and Machine Learning are used together more traditional strategies to gain new insights from data and solve problems in a more effective way.
We develop custom plugins for the major FE and CAD software. We offer computational solutions and standalone software for engineering problems..
Cognition Solutions is provides business systems to contracting, construction, and maintenance organizations. It offers accounting and business administration software with various modules.
The company’s software features Web enabled navigator, Web publishing, query tool, maintenance management, sales order processing and quotations, hand held device control, planned maintenance, project costing, subcontractor control, contract sales, procurement and e-orders, price imports, plant hire, vehicle costing, fixed assets, apex system manager, accounts, purchase invoice register, construction payroll, time recording, human resources, sales invoicing, stock recording, manufacturing and works orders, property management, job ordering, sales and marketing, backup and security, and imports modules.. .
Strategic Team Group
Strategic Team Group is a well-established regional building and property services company. The Group provides a comprehensive range of construction services to support every stage of the building and property lifecycle, from design and build, refurbishment and regeneration to minor works and long-term maintenance contracts.
They have developed a unique culture of teamwork and built a strong reputation for delivering service excellence. From their offices in West Yorkshire and Manchester, they provide their services to a growing list of public and private sector customers.
Currently around 70% of their work is procured through long-term partnerships, frameworks and by negotiation. Their focus on collaboration, quality and innovation has been key to their success.
The Group has grown from a start-up in 2000 to a £60m turnover business, with a directly-employed and valued workforce of over 150 and an established supply chain covering all of their operational areas. They are committed to adopting best practice in every area of the business, seeking to add value by working closely with customers, stakeholders and supply partners.
Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of their approach to their works. They invest in training and developing their team, recognising that people are their most valuable asset.
They prioritise health, safety and environmental management and consistently engage with local communities in their project areas.. .
Seymour Civil Engineering Contractors
Seymour Civil Engineering based in Hartlepool, has developed a reputation for being one of the North East’s leading civil engineering contractors. This has been achieved through our continuous focus on developing close working relationships with all of our customers, helping to ensure project delivery to the highest standards.
We offer an extensive range of civil engineering and infrastructure services including: Main Drainage Clean Water Rehabilitation Wastewater Rehabilitation Urban Renewal Projects Environmental Improvement and Historic Restoration Services Development and Infrastructure Ports, Harbour and Sea Defence Works Minor Works. .
Morson Projects provides a range of engineering services to the Industrial, Nuclear, Aerospace and Energy sectors. Project specific tasks and established frameworks within various sectors enable Morson Projects to provide an efficient and added value service.
Morson Projects is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and is currently working towards the new standard ISO 9001:2015. The team provides solutions from full ‘Turnkey’ projects to individual component design and analysis.
Morson Projects has a proven track record in delivering these services to many blue chip clients. The team operates in a quality assured environment, with state of the art engineering tools and continues to provide complete engineering solutions.
Morson Projects provides engineering and design solutions, delivered by expert capability groups. Morson Projects provides innovative quality solutions through focused delivery.
Our service offerings are Asset Care and technical Support Services (ACTSS), Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MACE), and Power Automation Control Engineering (PACE). .
Kubla is creating applications for engineering, surveying and construction professionals. Their solutions are used globally, on projects ranging from the design of dredging works to the everyday production of accurate earthworks bids.
Their software products are developed in-house, by specialists in engineering, surveying and graphical visualisation. Kubla is developing bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions which are both cutting-edge and extremely easy to use.
By focussing on software design and support we allow our users to concentrate on engineering problems instead of software problems.. .
Plowman Craven is one of the largest measurement survey companies in the UK. Their size brings significant benefit to Their clients as it allows us to respond quickly with highly skilled and technical personnel, no matter the size of the project or how challenging.
They specialise in providing laser scanning and measuring data services to both public and private sectors and have a solid reputation as the number one survey company in the UK.. .
Tamdown is a market provider of infrastructure, civil engineering and reinforced concrete frame services for residential, commercial and public sector developments in London and the South East. Areas of expertise include earthworks, highways and drainage.
Tamdown benefits from long-term repeat business has a strong reputation for quality and on-time delivery. This enables the company to expand organically across its key markets, which are benefiting from significant structural growth drivers, and to explore additional new opportunities.
Customers include Countryside, Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey.. .
Geotechnical Observations Ltd.
Geotechnical Observations Ltd. provide structural and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services for civil engineering projects.
Geotechnical and structural instrumentation is used to monitor the performance of ground and structures. This information is used to deliver feedback to engineers about their designs and construction processes.
This can be used to improve their designs, introduce efficiencies and very importantly to protect against potential failures.. .
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