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.
VolkerTrenchless Solutions has started drilling before landfall connectors can be installed for the £271M IFA2 UK to France electricity interconnector project.
Historic bridge set for overhaulSubscription
The historic Union Chain Bridge linking England and Scotland is set to close ‘intermittently’ for a ten-week overhaul from September 10.
Network Rail has confirmed that it will not implement European Union (EU) standards on all projects after Brexit.
Sunderland’s £117M Northern Spire bridge has officially opened.
Plans have been submitted for athletes’ housing which will be part of Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Call for 5G trans-Pennine rail partners Subscription
Firms are being called on to take part in a trial to install 5G technology on the trans-Pennine rail line between Leeds and Manchester.
Video | Bridge beams lifted on Lincoln bypassVideoSubscription
A huge bridge beam lifting operation has been completed on the £96M Lincoln Eastern Bypass.
Musk’s tunnel firm plans US stadium linkSubscription
The tunnelling firm headed up by US engineering billionaire Elon Musk has plans to build a high-speed, zero emission underground transport system to the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The 185t deck of a moveable bridge in Canary Wharf in London has been installed, after it was transported on a 36-hour voyage across the North Sea from its fabrication site in Belgium.
DCO bid starts for £100M Suffolk lifting bridgeSubscription
The process to obtain a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the £100M Lake Lothing Third Crossing has started.