A Day in the Life of Econ Construction


In this months blog, we are going to let you into what life at Econ Construction is really like. Here is a day in the life of Ben, one of our diamond drilling supervisors.

Ben has worked for Econ Construction for the last two years and his day to day role mainly involves traveling to different sites across the country visiting our clients.

Outside of work Ben is hoping to take part in the London Marathon and should be finding out soon if he has secured a place!



  • Leave the house at 5.30 am and travel to a client who is looking for Econ to create a number of stitch drilling holes.
  • Arrive at the client’s premises and confirm that it is safe for our team to begin work.
  • Liaise with the Site Manager and complete site inductions.
  • Task briefings with Econ team.
  • Begin stitch drilling on site until lunch time.
  • Have lunch with the team from Econ Construction in a nearby Café.



  • Update the project report to show what has been completed on site this morning.
  • Spend the afternoon finishing the stitch drilling holes.
  • Carry out a toolbox talk on working at heights and manual handling.
  • Update the company social media channels to highlight our new project.
  • Debrief team and discuss workload for tomorrow.
  • Before going home, finish the project report to show what has been completed on site today.

A) Working through the nightshift. B) Crane lift of concrete sections. Diamond drilling and wire sawing; a bridge and concrete support slab to form a separate cut to enable the 17 tonne bridge to be lifting with a 500 tonne crane.


One of Ben’s Recent Projects

Ben was at Twickenham Station helping to make way for a more modern station - here are some of the pictures.

Credit: Remarkable pictures capture the moment the bridge at Twickenham station was removed in one piece


Once the work began, Ben’s part of the project required drilling holes at each of the different sections. These holes were then used by our cranes, allowing chains to be attached at either end to move the various sections easily.

The Richmond and Twickenham Times covered the project and managed to capture the moment the bridge was picked up.


Testimonial from Client

Well done for a successful weekend at Twickenham station. Special recognition to the site team and supplier Econ for delivering a professional job without incident.

Senior Project Manager - Osborne.


At Econ Construction we are always looking to expand our team, If you would like to find out more about working with us please visit our website and send your CV to

Case Studies
Bridge Demolition - Abbey Wood

Econ was commissioned to demolish and clear a concrete footbridge spanning a four lane highway. Timing was critical to ensure that disruption to traffic and local residents was kept to a minimum.

Holland Lane East Bridge Demolition

Econ was called in to demolish the Holland Lane East road bridge, which passes over the railway tracks on the Oxted to Edenbridge line. Because of the need to minimise disruption to train services Econ were allowed a 52 hour window of access to the rail and road site and immediate surroundings.

Loaders Enabling Works, Silvertown

 Econ were contracted to carry out the complete enabling works package at Tate & Lyle, we carried out all the design works, service isolations and diversion, all surveys including Ground Radar & Demolition Asbestos Surveys

Woking Station Canopy

Econ were employed as a principle Contractor to plan, design and remove the canopy outside Woking Railway Station.


TFL Rolling Stock Disposal

Summary: Econ was retained to dismantle and dispose of redundant rolling stock for a number of TfL’s rail subsidiaries, as part of the company’s vital programme of network upgrading and modernisation.

We found Econ to be talented and professional. We recently employed them to undertake some regeneration work to help us prepare for the building of our new Queen Elizabeth II Centre. Our experience of working with them was excellent. They were conscientious and efficient when working to a tight deadline and we have no hesitation recommending them for other projects.
I have worked with Econ on many projects within London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure. Econ have always been very proactive in their approach to the projects and have worked collaboratively with my teams from the very early stages. I would definitely recommend them to others
Morgan Sindall
Also evident was the pride the staff have in what they do and the care they take to work safely at all times and offer the best service possible to their clients
BAE Systems

The Econ team is very active and always looking for ways to raise money for these excellent causes, fielding competitors in challenges such as the London Marathon, the London to Brighton Cycle race and the Killarney Adventure race!

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