Environmental consultancy continues acquistion drive into 2008 as it snaps up Stuart Borland's building envelope consultant

RSK Group has acquired building envelope consultancy and testing company Building Sciences.

Building Sciences managing director Stuart Borland said the merger meant the company could reach a much larger client base. Building Sciences clients include British Land, Asda, HBG Construction and Bovis Lend Lease.

RSK group chairman Dr Alan Ryder said: "This is a fantastic addition to the RSK group; legislation and consumers are demanding greater efficiency in terms of building design and RSK and Building Sciences want to be at the forefront of making that a reality."

The group has 750 staff across 34 offices worldwide. Last year six acquisitions drove a 50% increase in turnover.