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  • noun Plural form of groundwork.


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  • Among those that have fallen into administration in recent months are the property repair and maintenance group Rok; Carvill Group, one of Northern Ireland's leading construction companies; Coventry groundworks contractor CJ Haughey; John Laing Partnership, the former social housing unit spun off from John Laing Group in 2002; and social housing group Connaught last September.

    Construction sector insolvencies jump by nearly a fifth

  • The effort to obtain a $400 million federal loan for a $2.4 billion dedicated railway linking the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles with transcontinental railyards laid the groundworks for a 1998 federal credit program for significant transportation projects.

    Los Angeles Pushing To Become Nation's Mass Transit Leader

  • Victorian cellars can be as destructive as modern buildings with deep groundworks.

    Wroxeter: the sixth-century rebuilding

  • For instance, Peace Now revealed that settlers had started the groundworks for 800 buildings in anticipation of an announcement like this, most of them are not in the stage of laying foundations yet.

    Hagit Ofran: The Settlement Freeze -- Very Hard To Believe

  • Two weeks ago the Peace Now Settlement Watch team reported extensive groundworks in many settlements, and since then we have found more and more places where there is new construction.

    Hagit Ofran: What Is Going on Today in the Settlements?

  • Grassform were the preferred contractor and completed all initial groundworks by removing the original path material and using their expertise and experience in golf course and landscape construction replaced this with a bespoke buggy path incorporating purpose built turning areas and passing bays where required.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The UN was the most important vehicle of destroying the Congolese government and laying the groundworks for the dictatorship of Mobutu which wrecked the country.

    The Tragedy of Lumumba: An Exchange

  • They have made a great effort and this has permitted the outlining of certain groundworks and goals for the future development of the country.


  • In the same spirit of gratitude, the parliament granted £200,000 to our colonies in America, for the expenses they had incurred, and the efforts they had made in the present war -- a war which laid some of the groundworks of the independence which a few years later was claimed by those colonies.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • He reckoned them, as great minds always do, the groundworks of moral and political philosophy, and took no pains to acquire any knowledge of this sort from which a principle could not be derived or illustrated.

    Spare Hours


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