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  • Eurasia Tunnel

    Under Pressure | Eurasia TunnelSubscription

    Article20 January, 2016

    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.

  • The Eurasia Tunnel project

    How to fix a tunnel boring machine under extreme pressureSubscription

    Article20 January, 2016

    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.

  • Analysis bridges

    Analysis | Forth Road Bridge points to maintenance challenges Subscription

    Article15 January, 2016

    In among all the noise surrounding the nightmare problems to hit the Forth Road Bridge in recent weeks appeared one particularly frustrating tidbit.

  • Terry Morgan

    Skills Round Table | Sowing the seedsSubscription

    Article15 January, 2016

    How the construction industry addresses the looming skills shortage was the subject of the recent NCE/Costain round table discussion.

  • The National Infrastructure Commission has been tasked ‎with carrying out specific studies of pressing infrastructure challenges

    New chief named for Infrastructure bodySubscription

    Article21 December, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has named Phil Graham chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission. 

  • West Coast Main Line

    Flood damaged railway reopensSubscription

    Article21 December, 2015

    Repairs to a flood-damaged stretch of railway north of Carlisle have enabled the track to reopen to regular speed trains today.

  • London bus

    London buses go greener with cooking oil wasteSubscription

    Article21 December, 2015

    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.

  • Bibop Gresta, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies chief operating officer and deputy chairman

    Hyperloop plan revolutionises high speed rail, says developerSubscription

    Article23 October, 2015

    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.

  • Drawn To The Future exhibition

    Comment | Your chance to be part of the futureSubscription

    Article11 August, 2015

    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.

  • Digital railway

    Future technology: Breaking new groundSubscription

    Article29 June, 2015

    Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.

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