Another new addition to our ever expanding fleet of plant machinery, our new 13 Ton Hitachi Digger has made huge progress on site on one of Kendrick Homes latest developments.
Kendrick homes have chosen our very popular Developer Package which is certainly getting off to a good start.
On the 19th May, 2017 the Doocey Group hosted their 7th annual golf day at Great Barr Golf Club. Over the past 6 years we have raised in excess £70,000 for various causes, including over £40,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
This year it was in support of Ava Fallon, an 8 year old girl living her life affected by an inoperable brain tumour diagnosed at twenty months old. The tumour is on the thalamus which is described as the ‘fuse-box’ of the brain and affects all aspects of her life. The whole left side of her body will never be fully functioning. She can’t walk, is non-verbal and finds social interaction hard when it’s not family. With over £13,000 raised in 2017, Ava will receive additional support to increase her quality of life in the form of therapy and important equipment- such as a comfortable ceiling hoist to provide Ava with safe transfer to her bed and bath as she gets older and heavier to lift. Additionally, the process of adding a bedroom and bathroom downstairs in the family home for Ava will also receive a significant boost from the outcome of our golf day.
“It’s been another fantastic event this year for the Doocey Group and donating the proceeds to Ava and her family is a wonderfully worthy cause. It’s obviously extremely sad to see a young person being subjected to difficulty in their life and we’re proud to be able to help where we can, by putting on events such as these in order to raise both awareness of and proceeds for this great cause.”
If you would like to enter a team in 2018, please contact us on 0121 520 9874.
M & A Doocey sponsored a table for Sandwell Council at the 2017 Excellence in Construction Awards held at the ICC centre in Birmingham.
The West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards took place on 28 April 2017 where over 500 industry leaders gathered at the ICC, Birmingham for the tenth award ceremony, to celebrate and acknowledge the best in the region’s innovative construction projects and talented individuals.
Embracing Trenchless Technology to complete jobs efficiently with less disturbance, less noise and less impact on the environment
M & A Doocey has introduced a new force to their already extensive plant, an S3 class Vermeer Navigator D40x55. This horizontal directional drill offers premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options, making it well-suited to variety of applications – from long fibre runs to light pipeline work. With its increased power, the D40x55 S3 drill will help help maximize our onsite working.
Minimising our Environmental Impact, Maximising our Productivity
‘We’ve had this drill for two weeks now, and we’ve had zero complications. The strength is there, the speed is there. That drill is absolutely the quietest directional boring machine I’ve ever run.’
Offering a quieter working environment with less neighbourhood disturbance and easier communication among the crew.
As we also operate in congested urban settings, noise is a big concern – not only for the operator but also those living and working in close proximity to the job site.
This drill has significant sound reductions with a 104 dBA guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 82.9 dBA. To put that into perspective, a blow dryer, kitchen blender and food processor are all in the 80-90 dBA range.
The new Vermeer S3 Navigator drill also features a closed rod box to eliminate pinch points and make the work site safer.
Modern solutions to age old problems
With superior performance, faster cycle times, modern hi-tech innovations, and a variety of rod options, we can get the job done, on budget and on time.
The interactive full-colour touchscreen display delivers real-time, easy-to-view locate information, bore plans and more that can help increase productivity.
It’s safer for our operators too, the excavator-style climate-controlled cab allows operators better visibility, more legroom and greater comfort in unfavourable climate conditions.
The versatility of the D40x55 S3, allows our Drill Teams to select the ideal drill configuration for the specific need. We can choose from three drill rod options: 10-ft rod in 2.38 in. or 2.63-in. diameters and 15-ft rod with a 2.63 in. diameter.
To help with our growing groundworks requirements, we have just invested in two new 21t Hitachi Diggers to add to our already impressive fleet. The picture shows our two new diggers freshly sign written and ready to leave the Hitatchi factory.
M&A Doocey is delighted be a sponsor of the 2017 South Staffs Water Charity Ball for WaterAid.
WaterAid works with local partners and communities to improve access to water and sanitation and promote good hygiene. They campaign and engage decision-makers to bring about a world where everyone everywhere has these essentials by 2030.
Civil Engineering is a core area of expertise and continues to be a significant part of our business.
Producing effective solutions to clients’ problems remains our key. M & A Doocey Civil Engineering Ltd have the skills and expertise to undertake a range of projects, including sewerage and drainage, tank and shaft construction, rural and cross-country pipelines, retaining structures and pumping stations – both new and refurbished.
We provide a full range of construction services including new industrial and commercial developments, as well as works of refurbishment, conversion, alteration and maintenance.