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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.

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    Structures | Maggie's Centre, Bart'sSubscription

    19 July, 2017 By Dave Parker

    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

    17 July, 2017 By Fiona McIntyre

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

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    Bridges | River Usk a joint solutionSubscription

    29 June, 2017 By Katherine Smale

    The bridge carrying the M4 over the River Usk in Newport, South Wales is on first sight unremarkable, but the same cannot be said about work being carried out to repair it.

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    Mersey Gateway nears completionSubscription

    11 May, 2017 By Margo Cole

    After a long gestation period, the Mersey Gateway between Widnes and Runcorn is nearing completion.

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    Steel | New Blue Book launchedSubscription

    10 May, 2017 By Mark Hansford

    The Tata Steel Blue Book steel design guide has been fully updated and released as a more user friendly, web-based version with clearer tables.