UK infrastructure asset owners are the “best in the world” at understanding the importance of BIM, according to Autodesk’s infrastructure director Theo Agelopoulos.
Autodesk has added a cost management tool to its BIM 360 software to avoid last minute cost overruns.
Network Rail launches drone maintenance framework Subscription
Network Rail has published a prior information notice (PIN) for its upcoming Unmanned Aircraft System framework.
Innovyze has launched an asset management tool to tackle water infrastructure problems.
Insight | What could Brexit mean for Eurocodes?Subscription
In the current political climate, it may be impossible to imagine there are relationships between the UK and its European counterparts where negotiations are constructive and outcomes are achieved.
Mabey and Ekspan have completed support works to a 105m viaduct in Bristol.
Civil engineers should be made to retrain and obtain new qualifications to prepare for future technologies, a report by New Civil Engineer in conjunction with Bentley Systems has concluded.
Thames Water is using a new micro vacuum excavator to reduce traffic disruption caused by street works.
Video | Robotic construction worker unveiled Subscription
AIST, one of the largest public research institutes in Japan, has created a humanoid robot that it claims is capable of basic construction work.
Driverless vehicles would free up 6,300ha of land in London, according to a new report by Arcadis.
Innovative firms bag awards at TechFest Subscription
The industry’s top innovators have been celebrated at New Civil Engineer’s TechFest.
Motts and Moxon unveil HS2-ready OLS system Subscription
Mott MacDonald and Moxon have teamed up to produce a “cost effective and low maintenance” overhead line equipment structure (OLS) designed to be less “bulky and visibly obtrusive” than existing systems.
Network Rail is putting “electrical earmuffs” on lineside equipment to combat the electrical interference from the new bi-mode trains set to run on the East Coast Main Line with its signalling equipment.
Energy giant SSE has blamed London’s councils for the blocking the rollout of electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
Scotland railways modelled with 3D scannerSubscription
Network Rail Scotland has modelled its infrastructure with a track-based scanner for the first time as it gears up for the arrival of new rolling stock.
World’s first autonomous tram to take to streetsSubscription
The world’s first autonomous tram is to be launched by Siemens on a 6km section of city tracks in Potsdam in Germany this month.
BSI issues graphene use guidance Subscription
New guidance on the properties of graphene flakes for commercial use has been produced by the British Standards Institution.
Highways England’s bid to dual the A30 Chiverton Cross and Carland Cross in Cornwall is being officially considered for a development consent order.
United Utilities is to put part of a £300M pipeline project into action in September – three years early – in response to this summer’s heatwave.
An extraordinary meeting of Anglesy County Council’s planning committee next week is set to accelerate development of the Wylfa nuclear power station.