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IN BRIEF

Severn Water appointment

Underground utility surveying company 40Seven has been appointed framework contractor for the North and West regions of Severn Trent Water. The appointment runs for five years and will cover Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. 40Seven will provide utility location, mapping and surveying services.

Sea maps include wreck sites

Detailed maps of UK territorial waters will be available from SeaZone Solutions in November.

The new digital mapping will contain information never before included on nautical charts, from a complete wrecks database to detailed information on conservation zones.

Civilisation as we know it

The ICE is publishing The Little Book of Civilisation which explains how civil engineers shape the world we live in. It is targeted at young people to encourage them to consider joining the profession and is available at tourist attractions, museums and schools throughout the UK.

Fall in fatal injury rate Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive show the total number of fatal injuries to workers in construction for this year is 72, compared with 71 in 2003/04.

The continued rise in employment means the fatal injury rate has fallen by 3% to 3.48 per 100,000 workers, continuing the downward trend of the past four years.

Colliery to become parkland

English Partnerships has announced £14M funding, through the National Coalfields Programme, to transform 50ha of spoil heaps on the former Chatterley Whitfield colliery site, Stoke-on-Trent, into parkland.

The work includes reprofiling of a 900m culvert, which is at risk of future collapse.

BGS buys digi map of Scotland

Intermap has won a contract to supply its 3D digital terrain map of Scotland to the British Geological Survey. The contract comes a year after BGS purchased Intermap's digital terrain data of England and Wales.

Correction Some of Met Survey's contact details in the 2005 Geotechnical Services File were incorrect.

The company contact is Nikki Fairs, email: nikki.fairs@metsurveys. com and the fax number is 01132 008 901.

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