I cover structures at NCE which pretty much includes anything that might fall down - from bridges to dams to really really tall buildings. Having trained as an engineer and passed my chartered exams, I cover technical issues and enjoy getting out in the field and talking to proper engineers.
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Fire reignites calls for Thames bridgeSubscription
Campaigners for a new Thames River crossing in East London this week seized on a fire in the Blackwall road tunnel between Tower Hamlets and Greenwich to press their case.
BAA’s plans for a second runway at Stansted were dealt a blow this week when an influential committee of MPs urged ministers to consider building new capacity for the South East at Gatwick airport instead.
Cumbrian bridges ripped out by torrential floodsSubscription
Structural engineers from across the UK were being rushed to Cumbria this week as the local highways authority battled to inspect 1,800 bridges following extreme floods.
Extending the runway at the Isle of Man airport into the sea has required some of the biggest rock armour available to withstand the harsh weather conditions. Jessica Rowson reports.
Forth Crossing Bill is readySubscription
The Forth Replacement Crossing has reached a critical stage as its hybrid bill goes before the Scottish Parliament this week.
Mumbai needs new sea crossings to ease jamsSubscription
Coastal bridges have been proposed to relieve congestion in the traffic-clogged Indian city of Mumbai.
Andorra bridge collapseSubscription
Falling temperatures during a major concrete pour are thought to have contributed to the collapse of a bridge under construction in Andorra on Saturday.
World Architecture Festival: Lean & greenSubscription
Less is more was the recurring motto at this year’s World Architecture Festival, where architects and engineers met to discuss how their designs are greener, meaner and generally more efficient. Jessica Rowson reports from Barcelona.
World Architecture Festival: World wide talentSubscription
Croatia’s Arena Zagreb claimed top honour for structural design at this year’s World Architecture Festival. Jessica Rowson reveals why.
Rob Stewart quits BAASubscription
Rob Stewart is to step down from his role of construction director at airport operator BAA at the end of November to oversee the construction of the Ministry of Defence’s new technical college in south Wales.