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.
M1-M6 junction's complex £191M remodelingSubscription
Major civil engineering surgery to eliminate one of the worst bottlenecks on the UK’s highway network is heading towards its long-awaited completion.
New schematics have revealed the design of the additional strengthening works on the Forth Road Bridge.
Long term Forth Road Bridge fix revealedSubscription
Detail design of a long term strengthening procedure for the troubled Forth Road Bridge is expected to be completed by mid-January.
Bridge joint replacement | Ramped up solutionSubscription
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.
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 Road Bridge remains closed Subscription
Cracks in a second vertical steel member have triggered the total closure of the Forth Road Bridge until the New Year at the earliest.
Second crack found closes Forth Road BridgeSubscription
Cracks in a second vertical steel member has triggered the total closure of the Forth Road Bridge until the New Year at the earliest.
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.
Does container prototype offer housing solution?Subscription
During London Design Week, the Building Centre in central London hosted the latest prototype of an alternative approach to low cost housing.
Inverted pylon presents engineering challengeSubscription
A dramatic new art installation on London’s Greenwich peninsula posed some unique challenges for the structural engineers.