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  • mark hansford leader

    Confronting future water shortagesSubscription

    20 June, 2018

    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.

  • mark hansford leader

    Time for engineers to rebut the bad headlinesSubscription

    29 May, 2018

    As we enter June, we move into mid-year review territory.

  • mark hansford leader

    Bridge collapse throws innovation into the spotlightSubscription

    18 April, 2018

    If ever there was a reminder of the deadly serious nature of civil engineering, March’s bridge collapse in Florida was it.

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    Comment | Major projects must put customers firstSubscription

    14 March, 2018

    There is much engineering excitement this month about proposals for a high speed rail version of the M25, as proposed by Expedition.

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    Comment | Carillion collapse highlights skills deficitSubscription

    16 February, 2018

    There are many theories about what caused the spectacular demise of Carillion. Ultimately, it all comes back to skills.

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    Comment | Carillion collapse: Hogwash and hyperboleSubscription

    18 January, 2018

    Carillion’s collapse has been described as many things over the last 48 hours. Almost all of it is hogwash.

  • mark hansford leader

    Transforming lives means tackling CarbonSubscription

    16 January, 2018

    It’s time for an engineering revolution.

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    Response | Highways England is increasingly adeptSubscription

    16 January, 2018

    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.

  • mark hansford leader

    Kick out the old jobs, bring in the newSubscription

    12 December, 2017

    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.

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    Comment | Learning our lessonsSubscription

    15 November, 2017

    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.

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