Highways England is turning its back on “forced” joint ventures for its Smart Motorway alliancing model, New Civil Engineer understands.
Tideway boss urges more clients to share dataSubscription
Tideway asset management director Roger Bailey has called for more clients to join the knowledge sharing platform i3P, to overcome the “lack of productivity” in construction.
Senior Labour peers have suggested that the party could renationalise Britain’s railways “within five years” if elected.
Channel Tunnel engineer wins top honourSubscription
The man behind the English half of the Channel Tunnel has been honoured with one of the industry’s top awards.
A new £32M flood management project in Birmingham is set to be powered by a new, “cleaner” fuel burning system.
Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has revealed its ideas to cut costs and deliver Heathrow Airport’s third runway.
Network Rail will not increase its tree felling programme despite calls from the Chief Inspector of Railways to do so.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has admitted that he “cannot be sure” when Crossrail will be complete.
Rebuild of Cumbria road bridge pushed back Subscription
The rebuild of a Cumbria bridge which collapsed during storms in 2015 has been pushed back after local residents objected to the proposed timeline.
WSP lands major Birmingham Airport expansion role Subscription
WSP has secured a five-year contract with Birmingham Airport, as part of its 10-year development plan.
Arup to design modular eSports arena Subscription
Arup has teamed up with London-based eSports company Gfinity to design a modular arena dedicated to hosting computer game events.
Bosses behind the proposed Heathrow Southern Rail (HSR) link have expressed concerns over the impact the government’s rail review will have on the scheme.
Delays to the North West Electrification Programme (NWEP) and the Thameslink rail programmes are to blame for the timetabling fiasco which occurred in May this year, according to a report by regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
Barhale wins more work on TidewaySubscription
Barhale has won a £9M civil engineering contract for the Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer project.
Consultant Arup has warned that the world’s 100 largest cities are at risk of running out of water.
Kier profits silence doubters Subscription
Kier has announced a full year pretax profit increase of 9% for the year to June 2018, quashing uncomplimentary comparisons to Carillion in the process.
Grayling orders ‘root and branch’ rail review Subscription
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has launched a “root and branch” review into the country’s railways.
Exclusive | London Bridge dug up to tackle leaksSubscription
The recently-overhauled London Bridge station is being dug up after water was found to be leaking though to the concourse area.
The contractors which designed and built the Florida International University (FIU) bridge have been fined for serious safety violations.
Innovative firms bag awards at TechFest Subscription
The industry’s top innovators have been celebrated at New Civil Engineer’s TechFest.
Motts and Moxon unveil HS2-ready OLS system Subscription
Mott MacDonald and Moxon have teamed up to produce a “cost effective and low maintenance” overhead line equipment structure (OLS) designed to be less “bulky and visibly obtrusive” than existing systems.
Jacobs has won the contract to lead the transformation of Edinburgh city centre.
Toshiba has reportedly opened up talks with Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management to broker a deal for its Cumbrian nuclear plant NuGen.
Balfour Beatty is teaming up with industry best practice body Constructing Excellence to create an initiative to get more women in construction to director level and beyond.
Claims that a 44t lorry travelling across the Polcevera Viaduct triggered its collapse have been queried by British engineering experts.
New bridge form mooted for Europe-Africa crossing Subscription
A recently identified bridge form could enable a crossing between Europe and Africa, according to a study by leading bridge experts.
UK and Australian rail associations join forces Subscription
The UK Railway Industry Association (RIA) has formed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Australian counterpart.
Five rail companies have been shortlisted for a £360M contract to build and maintain rolling stock for the Tyne and Wear metro.
The first set of safety requirements and guidelines for hyperloop have been drawn up.
Suppliers sought for Very Light Rail system Subscription
The University of Warwick has launched its search for suppliers to develop a Very Light Rail (VLR) system in Coventry.
37 firms to compete for Heathrow expansion roleSubscription
Some 37 companies are still in the running to become Heathrow expansion innovation partners.
Calls for new bridge across the Thames Subscription
Calls for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Thames have been made by councillors in south west London.
Around 500 workers were arrested after protests broke out at the site of Istanbul’s new airport, touted to be the “world’s largest” airport.
Balfour JV bags £223M Hong Kong road jobSubscription
Balfour Beatty’s Far East joint venture with Sanfield (Gammon Construction) has won a £223M road widening contract in Hong Kong.
Waste plastic could be used to partially replace sand in concrete to make construction more sustainable, according to research by the University of Bath.
Pair of 1,000t bridges installed in CambridgeSubscription
The A14 road in Cambridgeshire has re-opened after work to install a pair of 1,000t bridges was completed 18 hours ahead of schedule.
Network Rail debt tops £50bnSubscription
Network Rail’s debt has risen to above £50bn for the first time ever.
Eighteen years after the London East West Study was first published, Crossrail is nearing completion.
Concerns mount over Euston Station redevelopment Subscription
The long running saga over the redevelopment of Euston Station has been rekindled after a Greater London Authority (GLA) boss admitted that a lack of funding and an unclear plan for the surrounding area could lead to a disjointed station.
Transport for the North (TfN) has appointed a rail boss to oversee infrastructure and train operations, including the trans-Pennine upgrade.
Five game-changers picked to present at TechFestSubscription
Five outstanding young companies with potentially game-changing ideas for the civil engineering sector have been picked to headline New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation and Technology, taking place in London next week.
MPs investigating the collapse of Carillion have claimed that the watchdogs appointed to monitor government contracts are “more Johnny English than James Bond”.
East West Railway Company strategy director Will Gallagher has vowed to have trains running on the line by 2023.
Crossrail bosses will not hand back £800k bonuses Subscription
Crossrail bosses will not hand back lucrative bonuses despite announcing that the project is running almost a year late and coming in £590M over budget.
Materials from the site of the collapsed Florida bridge were destroyed in the aftermath of the tragedy which killed six people, it has been revealed.
A new eight-storey concrete building has been built without eight columns after they were omitted from the ground and first floor drawings, a structural safety report has found.
Delayed New York bridge now openSubscription
The delayed new $4bn (£3.1bn), 5km long Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York has now opened after fears a parallel bridge could collapse and damage it were allayed.
The government is looking at other ways of achieving Crossrail 2 goals without building “a single big infrastructure scheme” rail minister Jo Johnson has said.
The Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham could be completed by 2029, Transport for London has revealed.
The Oxford to Cambridge Expressway will run alongside the planned East West Rail line currently being built, it has been revealed.