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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.
Mace's Jumping FactorySubscription
Last year New Civil Engineer brought news of Mace’s NCE100 award winning jumping factory. Twelve months on we return to see whether it has lived up to its promise.
Melbourne viaducts replace level crossingsSubscription
An ambitious programme to remove level crossings from an Australian suburban railway has proved a fertile ground for innovation.
New steel structures guide publishedSubscription
Technical forum Steel Bridge Group’s latest publication supports an efficiency drive spearheaded by Highways England and Network Rail.
Safety | Training with virtual realitySubscription
Virtual reality could be the key to finding meaningful and engaging ways to deliver vital site safety information.
Tech Excellence | Brougham Old BridgeSubscription
Engineers are working on a small but complex project to repair a flood damaged bridge pier in Cumbria.
Expanding Bank Tube stationSubscription
Cramped sites and complex underground work characterise the project to expand Bank Tube station in the City of London.
Low cost metro plan for Cambridge Subscription
Cambridge is exploring a small scale, low cost metro concept.
Drones | Eyes in the sky for highways engineersSubscription
The days of road closures and hazardous topographical survey work could soon be over.