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Future of Tunnelling | Innovation is on the waySubscription
Improvements in technology, practice, productivity and safety are all in the pipeline for a tunnelling industry needing to reinforce its reputation for delivery.
Future of Tunnelling | Battersea Power TunnelSubscription
Redevelopment of London’s Battersea Power Station has required intricate tunnelling to supply its inhabitants with electricity.
Future of Tunnelling | Norway's Rogfast TunnelSubscription
Norway is using a range of tunnelling techniques to rise to the challenge of tunnelling across fjords on its west coast.
Most challenging aspect of High Speed 2’s (HS2’s)C1 Chilterns contract for 21.6km of railway infrastructure is undoubtedly the driving of a twin tube tunnel nearly 16km long.
Innovation drives Hinkley Point C constructionSubscription
Much more rests on the £19.6bn project to construct the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset than the ability to power 6M homes.
A £780M congestion-busting roads revamp in Las Vegas is nearing completion.
Machine Team | A14 UpgradeSubscription
Preparations to use autonomous plant typify the innovative approach adopted to upgrading a section of the A14 to motorway status.
Digital Design | Embrace and SurviveSubscription
As the technology revolution moves into full swing, Autodesk chief executive Andrew Anagnost warns the industry must ‘digitise or die’.
Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription
Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.
Structural health monitoring gives assurance that the 54 year-old Forth Road Bridge is in fine form, while machine-learning will soon be predicting where any weaknesses are developing.
Operators of the Polcevera Viaduct which collapsed in Genoa in August claim the damaged structure can be rebuilt in eight months. We assess the options.
Predictive maintenance for Dutch railSubscription
Engineers in the Netherlands have improved rail reliability by taking a new, predictive approach to track maintenance.
Low carbon | Cost equationSubscription
Cutting carbon saves cost. Five years after publication of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, the evidence is compelling.
Rail | Derby Station RemodellingSubscription
Heat and dust presented unexpected challenges this summer, during the three month, £200M remodelling of Derby’s strategically located railway station.
TechFest | Innovation in ActionSubscription
The work of Britain’s most innovative teams and civil engineering companies has been recognised with coveted TechFest Awards at New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation & Technology.
Crossrail has confirmed that Elizabeth Line services between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south east of the capital will not open until autumn 2019.
Low temperature anaerobic digestionSubscription
An Irish start-up using a pioneering system of low-temperature anaerobic digestion is set to start transforming the way wastewater is treated.
Leeds' inflatable flood defencesSubscription
Two innovative inflatable weirs are protecting Leeds city centre from catastrophic flooding.
Tech Excellence | Building Muscat's new airportSubscription
Exacting designs, and a two year warranty period were among challenges facing contractors building the new airport for Oman’s capital, Muscat.
Tech Excellence | Connecting site and plantSubscription
We are a technology company using connectivity to achieve better business performance for our customers,” explains Onwave managing director Stuart Ladbrook.