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Issue : 19 July 2012

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  • Benchmarking indicates rail efficiency potentialSubscription

    Article26 July, 2012

    Providing basic training in geotechnics for rail operatives could help improve delivery of Network Rail’s earthworks asset management programme, according to specialists from French rail operator SNCF.

  • Motorway slope stabilisation work nears completedSubscription

    Article26 July, 2012

    The Highways Agency hopes that the long term stability of an embankment on a slip road from the M5 has been secured as work on electrokinetic treatment of the slope comes to a close.

  • Bored piling completed at Bond StreetSubscription

    Article25 July, 2012

    Bachy Soletanche has to completed the bored piling phase of work on London Underground’s Bond Street Station Upgrade project for main contractor Costain Laing O’Rourke.

  • No construction growth until 2014, says reportSubscription

    Article24 July, 2012

    The construction industry will not see growth until 2014, a respected report has warned.

  • Charity calls for better disaster planningSubscription

    Article24 July, 2012

    Charity RedR has urged non-governmental organisations to incorporate disaster risk reduction into their aid and development programmes.

  • Infrastructure UK calls for more forward planning in water sectorSubscription

    Article24 July, 2012

    The government has called for water companies to publish details of projects further in advance to allow efficiencies that will save customers money.

  • Competition seeks infrastructure protection from climate changeSubscription

    Article24 July, 2012

    Environment minister Lord Taylor has launched a competition to find ways to protect UK infrastructure from the effects of climate change.

  • Hastings

    Bexhill to Hastings link road faces legal challengeSubscription

    Article24 July, 2012

    Campaign Group Hastings Alliance has submitted a formal application for a judicial review of the government’s plan to build a new £92M link road between Bexhill and Hastings.

  • Rail specialist honouredSubscription

    Article23 July, 2012

    The Permanent Way Institution has presented retired rail engineer Douglas Ayres with its Gold Award and a cheque for £500 for his paper entitled “The Stabilisation of Slips in Cuttings and Embankments by Means of Cationic Base Exchange”.

  • Hammersmith viaduct

    Strategic review of London's road network launchedSubscription

    Article23 July, 2012

    The first major strategic review of London’s road network in decades is to get moving this week as mayor Boris Johnson meets his election pledge to establish the London Roads Task Force.

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