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After the successful completion of Hong Kong’s West Island Line extension in 2014, the focus for the territory’s transport operator MTR has shifted to finishing its South Island Line.
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Singapore has embarked on a huge programme of public transport expansion aimed at encouraging people out of their cars and onto buses and trains. The country has an area of just 71,800ha and a growing population, which is currently around 6M.
One of the most ambitious projects currently under way in Hong Kong is the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, a new road that will link the New Territories with Lantau and provide a vital alternative route to the airport.
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Entries are now open for the 2015 NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.
If anyone is looking for evidence of how far the concept of BIM has come in the last few years, it can be found in the words of HS2 Ltd technical director Andrew McNaughton, speaking at a conference organised by infrastructure software specialist Bentley Systems in November.
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This may be a legacy of the fact that BIM – shorthand for building information modelling – originally emerged from shared project models, focused very much on ensuring everyone was sharing accurate design information.
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Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more “circular economy”, a clear indication that the concept – which has been discussed in sustainability circles for a few years – is gaining a foothold in mainstream thinking.
Last week regulator Ofwat was expected to tell water companies the final determination of their business plans for the next five years. While the companies all have different geographies and population characteristics, one thing those business plans have in common is a commitment to making massive efficiency savings.
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The government’s National Infrastructure Plan suggests that infrastructure projects worth an estimated £355bn are in the pipeline for the next five years or so, including transport, energy and flooding schemes.
Future Engineers: Weighing up the pros and consSubscription
A new engineer-led social and economic modelling tool has the power to turn around funding decisions, breathing life into projects that would conventionally fail to win support.