View of an excavation with MGF kit

Building a Bright Future for Civil Engineers

MGF and the University of Salford Celebrate Partnership Agreement at Media City UK.

National excavation support specialist MGF are laying down the foundations for future careers in Civil Engineering via a long term partnership agreement with the University of Salford.

A celebratory event was held on Monday 9th December 2013 at the university’s state of the art facilities at Media City UK. Three successful applicants for the MGF postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships formally received their awards helping fund their studies in Civil Engineering.

They are the first scholarships awarded and are part of a long term partnership agreement to provide financial assistance for the study of Civil Engineering, support teaching and research in MGF’s arena of specialist temporary works, encourage the study of maths and science within local schools and provide employment / work experience opportunities locally.

MGF are a national specialist supplier of excavation support systems to the UK construction industry. Established over 30 years ago in Astley, Manchester, the organisation now employs over 280 staff in eight locations throughout the UK. It is their pursuit of technical excellence through the use of the latest digital technologies and design management systems that currently differentiates MGF from the competition.

Steve Hesketh, MGF Engineering Director and Chairman of the CPA Shoring Technology Interest Group led a group of clients, customers and partners from around the Civil Engineering industry in a debate on how the recent advances in digital technology and web based collaboration will revolutionise the construction industry in the coming years.

Steve commented “The partnership with the University of Salford is one element of our philosophy for long term sustainable growth in our specialist area. We recently became Level 2 Supply Chain BIM Compliant and today formally launched our online 3D BIM compliant CAD Centre for customers to download our main products. This industry first within our specialist area was achieved through continued innovation and investment in graduates from the University of Salford. We recognise that investment in the next generation of Civil Engineers supports our agenda in becoming the market leader in digital engineering”.

Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford attended the event and noted “This is the start of a long and beneficial relationship between the University and MGF. We are delighted that their generosity will support social mobility in the region and fund valuable research for Civil Engineering”.

School of Computing, Science and engineering at the University of Salford.