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Network Rail’s new chief executive Andrew Haines offers New Civil Engineer a refreshing candour and no-nonsense attitude.
Anyone who can recall their school days will know why prefabricated buildings once had such a bad name – lessons in damp, cold structures which felt like little more than cardboard boxes sitting on paving slabs.
When it comes to learning lessons, the team delivering Hinkley Point C has a full textbook to go on.
How digital engineering will change Highways England projects.
Incoming ICE President Andrew Wyllie is focused on the changing demands placed on the civil engineering profession
With athletes competing in 17 different sports over 11 days, in front of 1.5M spectators, the organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are gearing up for a massive logistical challenge.
Richard Hepworth’s to do list is eyewatering.
User experience and the perfection of it is the holy grail in industries ranging from gaming to shopping.
Outside the office of Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan, London is sweltering in a full blown 31˚C heatwave.
The road to the creation of a modern Welsh transport system has been far from smooth.
Network Rail is in transition. Its bosses are keen to shake off the perception that it is difficult and obstructive to work with.
Economics is at the heart of Transport for the North’s (TfN) 30-year transport strategy, says chief executive Barry White (pictured).
Unanswered questions about funding and concerns about project scope have been raised by Highways England and politicians.
Technology giants Google and Microsoft are making further inroads into the civil engineering sector, using tools such as artificial intelligence to improve efficiency.
Atkins parent SNC-Lavalin’s chief executive Neil Bruce has said the firm has had enough of its employees “being used as a puck in a political hockey game,” as Canadian politicians row over a corruption case brought against the firm.
The UK’s energy market has been a tale of two sectors since the turn of the year.
Above Liverpool’s busy city centre, the Churchill Way flyovers are eerily empty. The giant concrete structures once integral to the city’s road network have been slowly decaying for years. They are now closed, pending demolition.
The value of Amey has been slashed by £660M, as parent company Ferrovial considers selling the UK services firm.
Ageing highways infrastructure is a growing problem worldwide but one that is felt particularly acutely in large parts of the UK, where the conflicting demands of increasingly heavy usage and challenging budgets mean a constant struggle to maintain road conditions.
As Highways England reaches the halfway point in its road maintenance shake up, New Civil Engineer looks back at how things were, how things are and asks if things have really changed.
Innovative research into 3D printed asphalt is resulting in unforeseen findings of potentially considerable significance to highways surfacing maintenance.