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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

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

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

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

Waste
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

Rail
Network Rail publishes preliminary results

Politics
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

Structures
Eurocodes national documentation for design of steel piling published

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

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

Water
Water companies submit water leakage reports to Ofwat

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

Structures
Expo 2008 opens in Zaragoza, Spain.

Energy
Energy Bill due to gain Royal Assent


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