Issue : 10 January 2013
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A tower crane is hanging precariously from a 180m tall building in central London this morning after being hit by a helicopter.
Hitachi starts UK nuclear reactor assessmentSubscription
Ministers have asked the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency to assess Japanese engineering firm Hitachi’s nuclear reactor today.
Work starts on Crossrail's Custom House stationSubscription
Work will begin at the site of the old Custom House station this week ahead of the construction of a Crossrail station on the site.
Goring takes over Capita defence JVSubscription
Consultant Capita Symonds managing director Jonathan Goring is moving across to full time to head the firm’s defence joint venture with URS and PA Consulting.
Dorset County Council (DCC) has announced that CAN Geotechnical has been awarded the contract to undertake the soil nailing work to stabilise the slopes above the Beaminster Tunnel portals.
Final call for GE Awards entriesSubscription
There are now just a few days left until the deadline for entries to the 2013 GE Awards and with some major projects and businesses yet to finalise their entries, the field is currently wide open.
JCB has supplied two tracked excavators and a backhoe loader to help recover Spitfire warplanes believed to be buried in Burma.
NCE and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) have launched the hunt the 2013 Young Engineer of the Year and for nominations for Oustanding Achievement of the Year.
Swindon to Kemble £45M rail upgrade beginsSubscription
Network Rail has begun work on a £45M project to upgrade the railway between Swindon and Gloucester via Kemble and Stroud this week.
Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge has described the proposed funding mechanism to help build an offshore wind transmission network as “heavily skewed” in favour of investors, but with consumers bearing the risk.