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Dave Parker

Dave Parker, BSc, CEng, FICE, FRSA, FIQA, was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. Since then Dave has been involved in three book projects, on microgeneration, tall buildings and sustainable timber design, either as author, editor or co-author. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and during his time at NCE he successfully campaigned for the establishment of the CROSS confidential reporting scheme.

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  • Catthorpe aerial shot

    M1-M6 junction's complex £191M remodelingSubscription

    9 February, 2016

    Major civil engineering surgery to eliminate one of the worst bottlenecks on the UK’s highway network is heading towards its long-awaited completion. 

  • Forth bridge welding

    Second phase of Forth Road Bridge repairs revealedSubscription

    19 January, 2016Updated: 19 January, 2016

    New schematics have revealed the design of the additional strengthening works on the Forth Road Bridge.

  • Forth Road Bridge welding

    Long term Forth Road Bridge fix revealedSubscription

    23 December, 2015

    Detail design of a long term strengthening procedure for the troubled Forth Road Bridge is expected to be completed by mid-January.

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    Bridge joint replacement | Ramped up solutionSubscription

    21 December, 2015

    Technology recently developed on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge has virtually eliminated traffic disruption during expansion joint replacement work on a key M25 motorway viaduct.

  • Forth Bridge

    Previous replacement of problem Forth Bridge members binnedSubscription

    10 December, 2015

    Total replacement of the problem truss end links on the Forth Road Bridge was recommended by consultant Fairhurst five years ago, it has been confirmed. But the work was never approved, mainly due to the need for lengthy closures of the crossing before the new Queensferry Crossing was open.

  • Forth Bridge inspection landscape

    Forth Road Bridge remains closed Subscription

    4 December, 2015Updated: 6 December, 2015Comments (1)

    Cracks in a second vertical steel member have triggered the total closure of the Forth Road Bridge until the New Year at the earliest.

  • Forth Bridge

    Second crack found closes Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    4 December, 2015Updated: 5 December, 2015Comments (5)

    Cracks in a second vertical steel member has triggered the total closure of the Forth Road Bridge until the New Year at the earliest.

  • Forth Bridge inspection landscape

    Forth Bridge defective member previously deemed 'not highly stressed' Subscription

    2 December, 2015Updated: 5 December, 2015

    Failure of a structural member in the Forth Road Bridge’s main steel southbound deck truss discovered on Tuesday came as a shock to the bridge maintenance team as it had previously been assessed as not highly stressed.

  • Container House

    Does container prototype offer housing solution?Subscription

    28 October, 2015Comments (2)

    During London Design Week, the Building Centre in central London hosted the latest prototype of an alternative approach to low cost housing.

  • Bullet from a shooting star

    Inverted pylon presents engineering challengeSubscription

    9 October, 2015

    A dramatic new art installation on London’s Greenwich peninsula posed some unique challenges for the structural engineers.

All by Dave Parker