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.
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.
Setbacks should not prevent us from innovatingSubscription
This is an industry on the cusp of a technological revolution.
Maintenance is key to prevent another PolceveraSubscription
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.
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.