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    Factory Thinking | Automated gantry designSubscription

    On a computer at Ramboll’s London headquarters, a gantry designs itself. At least, it appears to. The road sign structure starts as a few white lines on black screen, then jumps outwards and upwards, growing like a tree, as lines become bolts, ladders and struts.

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    Engineering a better world | CarbonVideoSubscription

    By Brittany Harris

    We interview Tees Valley Combined Authority’s Sarah Tennison about proposals for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

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    Failure to attract next generation: UffSubscription

    A recent report commissioned by three leading engineering institutions has slammed efforts to promote engineering and the study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

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    Smart Infrastructure | Thames flood defencesSubscription

    Heavy investment in data collection, whole-life cost assessments and long term planning are key to the Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 (TEAM 2100) approach.

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    Smart Infrastructure | Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    By Ruby Kitching

    The Scottish Parliament’s inquiry into the closure of the Forth Road Bridge in December 2015 following the discovery of a fractured truss-end link concluded that, “the failure had been unforeseen and unforeseeable”.

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    Rail | Carlisle project raises the roofSubscription

    It took complex scaffolding construction, a seagull strategy, and a UK-first in plastic roofing to fully modernise Carlisle Citadel Station.

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    Structures | Maggie's Centre, Bart'sSubscription

    Threading a 40t crane through a Grade 1 listed 18th Century gatehouse was just one of the challenges facing the team on a historic site in London.

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    Structures | Refurb at Kew GardensSubscription

    The world’s largest Victorian glasshouse requires an extensive and delicate £34M restoration.

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    Engineering a better world | KenyaVideoSubscription

    By Brittany Harris

    Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya, with over 700,000 residents, 30,000 of which are at risk of flooding.

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    Market optimism in Europe and UKSubscription

    By Graham Anderson

    There was something strangely counter-intuitive about the optimism emanating from the latest meeting of European construction economists in Amsterdam.