I read your piling special (15 October 2004, page 64) and found it lacking in up-to-date information in key areas.

The foundations industry is doing a tremendous amount to improve safety, provide more cost-effective solutions and raise the profile of the real talent in the UK construction market

Some companies are doing more than others. It’s said this is the inevitable consequence of todays’ working environment. Not so. Those who really want to move forward invest appropriately in R&D to ensure safety issues get sorted, the environment is protected and profit is made.

John Patch, Roger Bullivant director, via email