Alexandra Wynne's stories
Under Pressure | Eurasia TunnelSubscription
The Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project may not blow all the obvious tunnelling records out the water but it had to navigate awkward marine deposits, volcanic rock, seismic threats and extreme high water pressure working conditions.
When tunnel boring machines hit a problem, the challenge is notoriously a difficult one. On the Eurasia Tunnel project in Istanbul, for the first time, manufacturer Herrenknecht had to come up with a maintenance solution that could work in extremely deep conditions.
In among all the noise surrounding the nightmare problems to hit the Forth Road Bridge in recent weeks appeared one particularly frustrating tidbit.
Skills Round Table | Sowing the seedsSubscription
How the construction industry addresses the looming skills shortage was the subject of the recent NCE/Costain round table discussion.
New chief named for Infrastructure bodySubscription
Chancellor George Osborne has named Phil Graham chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission.
Flood damaged railway reopensSubscription
Repairs to a flood-damaged stretch of railway north of Carlisle have enabled the track to reopen to regular speed trains today.
London buses go greener with cooking oil wasteSubscription
Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, resulting in CO2 emissions reducing by 21,000t each year.
The Californian Hyperloop could revolutionise travel and undermine the validity of spending multiple billions on high speed rail systems worldwide, according to one of the futuristic transport scheme’s prominent developers.
Comment | Your chance to be part of the futureSubscription
The silly season is upon us as the summer months see regular policy announcements slow down and more obscure stories dominate headlines in all the media.
Future technology: Breaking new groundSubscription
Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.