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The COP21 deal late last year has been heralded a historic breakthrough in combating climate change. Now civil engineers must take the lead and revolutionise infrastructure delivery.
Redesigning freight trains, learning about dust as an explosive, building inflatable storage domes on a heavily congested site this is the story of how Drax power station has gone from coal fired power station to biomass.
Market overheating, project delays and cost overruns are giving way to a period of steady, rather than spectacular, construction growth across key markets in the Asia Pacific region over the next few years.
After the successful completion of Hong Kong’s West Island Line extension in 2014, the focus for the territory’s transport operator MTR has shifted to finishing its South Island Line.
Singapore has embarked on a huge programme of public transport expansion aimed at encouraging people out of their cars and onto buses and trains. The country has an area of just 71,800ha and a growing population, which is currently around 6M.
One of the most ambitious projects currently under way in Hong Kong is the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, a new road that will link the New Territories with Lantau and provide a vital alternative route to the airport.
When the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition launched the Infrastructure Carbon Review in late 2013, its stated objective was to reduce to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from UK infrastructure to the tune of 24M.t of carbon.
The Inspiring Change Awards celebrate inclusivity in the construction industry. New Civil Engineer attended the inaugural event at the Houses of Parliament.