9 of Mankind’s Greatest Civil Engineering Feats

Posted: July 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

Civil engineering in some form is one of the oldest professions, with some arguing it is as old as civilisation itself. Without it, we wouldn’t have many basic things that we take for granted today. As the years have gone by and our civilisation has progressed; our understanding of engineering has progressed as well. We are now able to build buildings bigger, stronger, and more efficiently.

Despite this advancement, we can’t ignore some of the incredible civil engineering feats that have occurred throughout the centuries. There will always be a civil engineer willing to push boundaries, and create something unexpected, so we celebrate them here.

Here are nine of mankind’s greatest civil engineering feats.

Greatest Civil Engineering

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We are Hiring: Tracked Machine Excavator Driver

Posted: January 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

Hiring Tracked Machine Excavator Driver

We are looking for a tracked machine excavator driver with a below and above 10 tonne cpcs qualification for an immediate start.

Continuity of work and Continual personal development available for the right candidate.

Contact us on 0115 896 3333 for further details.


Housing Foundations Hull

Posted: April 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Hull Housing Foundations
We recently finished working on the foundations of Strata Homes in Hull on behalf of Stent House Foundations. We installed over 1300 linear meters of pre-cast foundations. We managed to install the foundations well within the estimated time frame and importantly within the client’s budget.

Why not contact us for an informal chat to see how we can help you on your next construction project.


We Have Moved To a Larger Business Premise

Posted: April 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Principal Contracting are proud to announce that we have moved to a larger business premises, allowing our business to expand with some of the large contracts we have recently taken on.



Our new trade address is listed below;


Unit 2

Bennerley Court

Blenheim Industrial Estate




This is just the start of our plans, hopefully we continue to grow once we secure additional contracts.



Ben Bailey Homes work completed

Posted: February 10, 2014 at 5:03 pm

groundworks nottingham

As well as completing the contract for Western Power this month, we have also undertaken a job for Ben Bailey Homes on behalf of BBGE.

The contact consisted of:

  • The installation of 400l/m of the Stent House Foundation pre-cast foundation system

PCL completed the job in 2 weeks, a testament to the work ethics of the team on such an enclosed site. PCL undertook and completed the job in a safe, controlled and professional manner. Our client was satisfied with the manner in which we undertook the job as well as the finished article and completion by PCL.