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2008: One Big Year

April: Olympic stadium construction kicks off

London 2012
Construction starts on the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre

Re-bidding of the delivery partner role for the £16bn project starts. This is currently held by Bechtel

Bidders shortlisted for competition to build a post-combustion Carbon Capture Storage facility for a coal-fired power station

NCE's 4th Annual "Building Better Bridges" conference is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the delivery of bridge structures.

Viridor/Laing consortium signs contract to deliver Manchester waste PFI worth £3bn over 25 years; Site Waste Management Plans become compulsory on all projects valued over £250,000

May: Focus on local government and London

Network Rail publishes preliminary results

Local elections for England, Wales and London. London Mayor election pits Ken Livingstone against Conservative candidate Boris Johnson. The result is sure to have consequences for transport in the capital

June: Rail funding to 2014 announced

Eurocodes national documentation for design of steel piling published

NCE's inaugural Road Summit is your chance to understand the latest engineering opportunities, challenges and prospects in the road sector

Network Rail initial funding settlement for spending period 2009-14 due to be announced

Water companies submit water leakage reports to Ofwat

The Kings Cross Station Tunnels linking the Northern Ticket Hall and the deep level Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines due for completion

Expo 2008 opens in Zaragoza, Spain.

Energy Bill due to gain Royal Assent

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