End of an Era

After a lifetime’s service to the construction industry and 16 years with Camfaud the day has finally come for Andrew Turner to hang up his hard hat and fluorescent vest.

Andrew started working in ready mix for Mix Concrete back in 1980 before moving into the pumping game with Putzmeister and Cifa. He joined Camfaud back in 2004 when the company ran 35 mobiles and a handful of statics. During his 16-year tenure, Andrew has been instrumental in helping Camfaud grow the business and deliver some of the most complex and challenging projects across the UK. With his background, he was uniquely placed to help our clients overcome seemingly impossible concrete placement projects through his comprehensive knowledge of both the Concrete and the Pumping process. Most notable of his achievements would be the work carried out for ATC on Crossrail where he helped develop a heavy weight concrete mix and pumping system suitable for pumping 1500 linear meters to a floating track bed under the Barbican Centre. Andrew worked closely with Jack Sindhu of London Concrete throughout this project to ensure the best possible outcome for the client. As well as Crossrail his favourite projects were the track renewal for London Underground and Latterly Thames Tideway. He clearly enjoyed being underground with the troglodyte team (as he fondly called them), which is probably because these projects were the most challenging to plan and deliver. This, in essence, was what Andrew was all about and why he will be sorely missed by his many friends at Camfaud and those in the wider concrete and construction industries. There are many superlatives we could use to describe Andrew but the one that fits him best is ‘A True Gentleman’. From everyone at Camfaud, thanks for all the great memories and we wish you a long and happy retirement.