A Scottish development is set to speed up construction with the use of cutting edge technology.
The historic Broadford works site in Aberdeen is being developed into an upmarket shopping and residential area. Before development can proceed at full pace, the 180-year-old listed former factory site must be declared free of contamination. Traditionally this involves the time consuming and laborious task of taking soil samples from deep in the ground, analysing them in an offsite labs and then examining the results.
With the help of Robert Gordon University researchers they are developing a hand-held sensor to speed up contamination detection. The sensor is expected to be completed and in use within the coming year.
Source: Evening Express