Issue : 22 November 2012
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After 18 months heading up GE Award-winning Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering, managing director Tony Dixon talks about the changes to the business and looks ahead to the coming year.
Flying a flag for qualitySubscription
Scarborough is a name synonymous with all things seaside and Yorkshire Water is investing £50M to ensure the resort’s bathing waters meet the highest standards. Claire Symes reports.
Carrying out ground stabilisation without the need for homeowners to move out calls for clean working practices and close liaison as Uretek recently discovered in Glasgow. GE reports
Strengthening the coreSubscription
With much of the UK’s drinking water impounded by Victorian-era dams, maintenance is an important task. GE reports on construction of a grout curtain at Upper Rivington Reservoir in the Pennines.
Casing the jointSubscription
Cased secant piling is proving to be an effective solution for a three-level basement at Berkeley Homes’ Ebury Square development. GE reports
Devon County Council has asked the government to make up a £6M shortfall to help improve the resilience of the county’s transport network in the wake of recent floods.
Welsh town evacuated due to floodingSubscription
Emergency services have evacuated homes along St Asaph in North Wales this morning after the River Elwy over-topped flood defences.
New York mayor wants £11.8bn for storm clear-upSubscription
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has released the city’s request for federal aid to help recovery in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Nuclear licence granted for Hinkley Point CSubscription
Energy firm EdF has been granted a nuclear licence from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) yesterday for its proposed plant at Hinkley Point C.
Breakthrough for London cable tunnel projectSubscription
UK Power Network’s London cable tunnel scheme reached another milestone yesterday when its 50t tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through into a reception chamber 1.1km from the launch site with millimetres to spare.