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  • Wind Power

    Future of Energy | Greening the GridSubscription

    13 December, 2018Updated: 17 December, 2018 By Mark Hansford

    Matching energy supply with local and national demand is so complex that automation, machine learning and real-time carbon intensity reporting will be needed.

  • MeyGen

    Future of Energy | Catching the FlowSubscription

    13 December, 2018Updated: 14 December, 2018 By Jackie Whitelaw

    MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream array, is about to be expanded. This report looks closer at a scheme that is operating at the edge of human understanding.

  • A14 machine control systems are being used on the muckshift

    Projects | A14 Upgrade Machine TeamSubscription

    13 December, 2018Updated: 14 December, 2018

    Preparations to use autonomous plant typify the innovative approach adopted to upgrading a section of the A14 to motorway status.

  • Graduate and Apprentice Award winners

    Graduate and Apprentice Award WinnersSubscription

    12 December, 2018Updated: 19 December, 2018 By Emily Ashwell

    New Civil Engineer reveals the new crop of talented award winning civil engineers

  • Autodesk Andrew Anagnost

    Digital Design | Embrace and SurviveSubscription

    12 December, 2018Updated: 18 December, 2018 By Rob Horgan

    As the technology revolution moves into full swing, Autodesk chief executive Andrew Anagnost warns the industry must ‘digitise or die’.

  • Humber dehumidifaction gantry

    Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By Alexandra Wynne

    Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.

  • Forth

    Future of Bridges | Monitoring the Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By Ruby Kitching

    Structural health monitoring gives assurance that the 54 year-old Forth Road Bridge is in fine form, while machine-learning will soon be predicting where any weaknesses are developing.

  • Polcevera

    Future of Bridges | Replacing the Polcevera ViaductSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By Margo Cole

    Operators of the Polcevera Viaduct which collapsed in Genoa in August claim the damaged structure can be rebuilt in eight months. We assess the options.

  • National sports village (videna) in construction

    Brits help deliver Pan-American Games in PeruSubscription

    15 November, 2018 By Katherine Smale

    Arup and Mace are gaining a foothold in the South American market, thanks to an agreement between the British government and the organisers of the 2019 Pan American Games.

  • Prorail

    Predictive maintenance for Dutch railSubscription

    14 November, 2018 By Katherine Smale

    Engineers in the Netherlands have improved rail reliability by taking a new, predictive approach to track maintenance.

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