'A personal overview from the past 25 years of the structures and foundation required for the onsite signalling & telecoms infrastructure, the everyday challenges faced in planning large and small installations of such structures. The experience gained with regards to innovation in foundations and the use of helical pile techniques and the part I played, the development of the onsite strategies for foundation type, delivery and erection of such structures and how the life extension requirements for signalling structures is looking to drive innovation in design until the introduction of ERTMS.'Paul Mansell is Construction Manager at Hayward and Jackson.These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for networking, supporting your professional development. Non-members are very welcome.Want to know more about the IRSE Midland & North Western section? Click here for contact details.