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    Stanton Cross geotechnical challengeSubscription

    10 October, 2017 By Margo Cole

    If you were asked to design a project to give young civil engineers the opportunity to experience as many aspects of the job as possible, you probably could not imagine anything as perfect as Stanton Cross in Northamptonshire.

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    TechFest | Raising the bar with technologySubscription

    10 October, 2017 By Mark Hansford

    There was a clear optimism and ambition vibe at New Civil Engineer’s inaugural Festival of Innovation and Technology – TechFest – in September.

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    Hyperloop's super high speed UK visionSubscription

    13 September, 2017 By Robert Henson

    Humans have always demanded to move faster: horse, car, train, aeroplane, and now the Hyperloop.

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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.