Construction site life jackets cause ripples

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: SMD site operatives Steve Parker, left, and Milliam Dani at the construction site at Canary Wharf   Construction site operatives from a Poole company working on a project at London’s Canary Wharf have an unusual addition to their safety equipment – a life jacket. The workers from SMD Ltd are working high above water to build a … Read More

Top of the class

Staff at a global construction industry firm went back to the classroom to work with international students at a language school. Metal decking and concrete specialists SMD Ltd teamed up with Capital School of English for a joint project. The Poole company known for shaping Britain’s skyline offered work experience with a difference to students at the long-established Bournemouth school. … Read More

SMD driving up road safety standards

A Dorset metal decking company whose vehicles cover more than 550,000 miles a year is at the forefront of moves to make roads and transportation safer for construction workers. SMD Ltd, of Poole, has implemented a number of operational directives for its employees and is urging the construction industry as a whole to follow suit. This follows the company’s strenuous … Read More

Stamping firm’s name in concrete

Dorset based SMD Ltd is one of the UK’s top names in metal decking, but what is less well known is that the company pours more than 100,000 square metres of concrete every year.

Poole company shaping Dubai’s skyline

Steel firm SMD Ltd has completed a major contract worth more than £1 million to help build twin skyscrapers in Dubai. The Poole-based company shipped more than 100,000 sq m of steel decking to the United Arab Emirates for the job. Dubai’s Tiara United Towers is a development of two 46-storey towers with the structure reaching 193m (633ft). The two … Read More

Safety awards triumph for SMD

A Poole-based metal decking firm acclaimed for shaping Britain’s skyline has won another coveted national award.