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    Queensferry Crossing | The race to opening daySubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Robert Henson

    From a blank piece of paper, to a world icon, the £1.35bn, 2.7km Queensferry Crossing took 10 years to complete, with just six for construction.

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    Shoreham raises flood defencesSubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Robert Henson

    Shoreham-by-Sea, on the south coast between Brighton and Worthing, has become vulnerable to tidal flooding from the River Adur, as last seen in December 2013.

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    2007 Floods 10 Years Later | The responseSubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Katie Coyne

    This summer the flooding gods have struck Houston and southern Texas and the devastation caused there has been broadcast far and wide.

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    2007 Floods 10 Years Later | Environment AgencySubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Katherine Smale

    Flooding is a killer. The stark reality of this was never clearer than 10 years ago in the UK, when 13 people died and about 55,000 homes flooded in a series of devastating storms.

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    Factory Thinking | Transforming ConstructionSubscription

    15 August, 2017

    Factory Thinking has well and truly arrived for construction in the UK. Whatever you call it – jumping factories, flying factories, offsite factories or modular building – construction is increasingly resembling manufacturing.

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    Factory Thinking | HousingSubscription

    15 August, 2017 By Robert Henson

    The UK needs more houses. About 250,000 a year, according to some estimates, to stabilise prices and provide enough affordable homes. But the country only produced 164,000 for 2015/2016, according to the National House Building Council.

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    Factory Thinking | Automated gantry designSubscription

    15 August, 2017 By Robert Henson

    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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    Smart Infrastructure | Thames flood defencesSubscription

    24 July, 2017 By Robert Henson

    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

    19 July, 2017 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

    19 July, 2017 By Robert Henson

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