The Longer Read
Challenges around costs and delivery on major programmes, along with last year’s shocking bridge collapses in the United States and Italy, have led the fundamental question being asked: just how good are civil engineers at their jobs? How easily can we reassure clients, government and – crucially – the wider public – that we have the education, experience, expertise and ongoing training to enable us to practice with confidence?
Consultancy is at the sharp end of the skills debate given the high proportion of professionally-qualified civil engineers working for these firms. So what does the immediate and medium term future hold for these companies and the civil engineers that they employ?
Digital images can improve asset inspections, so why is the industry adoption so slow?
Flanked by listed buildings, pedestrianised streets,and with limited access to bring in heavy plant and cranes, ISG engineers were tasked with taking down a former flagship department store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street.
Ramboll has developed a dynamic masterplanning tool which cuts out hundreds of hours of work to give clients instant answers.
Future of Cities | Infrastructure demandsSubscription
Cities worldwide are growing at a rapid pace. But what is the infrastructure need and what are the opportunities for civil engineers?
Future of Cities | Transforming StationsSubscription
Railway stations could be set for a renaissance thanks to their recognised role in making cities more attractive places to work and live. But only if the engineering and design is right.
Future of Cities | Urban MobilitySubscription
Ease up on the hyperbole, iron out the inconsistencies and the government’s new urban mobility strategy might just be judged a masterly piece of work.
How a floating solar farm powers water treatmentSubscription
United Utilities is using innovative technology, updated designs and modular thinking for its floating solar panel array in the North West.
Tunnels | Norway's Follo LineSubscription
With a compressive strength of up to 300MPa, the gneiss in Oslo is one of the hardest rocks ever successfully excavated with mechanised tunnelling technology.