Confronting future water shortagesSubscription
Water regulator Ofwat may not like it, but temporary use bans and drought orders are real and are in the 10 year plans of water companies as they prepare for life without additional resources in the near to medium-term.
Time for engineers to rebut the bad headlinesSubscription
As we enter June, we move into mid-year review territory.
If ever there was a reminder of the deadly serious nature of civil engineering, March’s bridge collapse in Florida was it.
There is much engineering excitement this month about proposals for a high speed rail version of the M25, as proposed by Expedition.
There are many theories about what caused the spectacular demise of Carillion. Ultimately, it all comes back to skills.
Carillion’s collapse has been described as many things over the last 48 hours. Almost all of it is hogwash.
Transforming lives means tackling CarbonSubscription
It’s time for an engineering revolution.
It is an exciting time for UK infrastructure – after decades of Cinderella status, investment in it now has cross-party and national consensus as the best way to increase the UK’s lamentable productivity growth and spread that national prosperity across the UK.
Kick out the old jobs, bring in the newSubscription
Lots of excitement has inevitably surrounded chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget and the plethora of reports, strategies and deals that have been published in the weeks following, all largely focused on tackling Britain’s “productivity” challenge.
Comment | Learning our lessonsSubscription
The most important thing of all is to never stop having an enquiring mind.” So concludes the ICE’s new President, Robert Mair, in this month’s New Civil Engineer. Mair has devoted his life’s work to expanding engineering knowledge in areas where risk is most prevalent, with tunneling in soft ground his particular specialty.