New Civil Engineer has fallen foul of the Crossrail 2 PR machine this month by daring to suggest that the cost of London’s next mega- project had “ballooned” from £30bn to £40bn.
This is the March 2019 issue of New Civil Engineer; which means that by the end of the calendar month Britain should have exited the European Union (EU).
This month’s New Civil Engineer was intended to be future looking as we explore innovations in our Future of Tunnelling special.
The so-called Year of Engineering is gone. Let’s make 2019 the year of innovation: the industry needs it.
New Civil Engineer has been sceptical of calls for bodies such as the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to be given statutory footings in the past; politics is politics and engineers must learn to work with it has been the view.
Comment | High Speed 2: Time for a pause?Subscription
The party conference season can be a mixed bag for those promoting and lobbying for government investment or backing for infrastructure.
This is an industry on the cusp of a technological revolution.
A structure such as the Polcevera viaduct in Genoa should never, ever collapse.
What is the single biggest challenge faced by infrastructure clients today? And how can the civil engineering profession help overcome it?
Comment | 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.