The Longer Read
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.
SME Profile | Davies MaguireSubscription
The founders of consultancy Davies Maguire got through a difficult start to build a flourishing consultancy
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.
Future of Highways Maintenance | Time for changeSubscription
Ageing highways infrastructure is a growing problem worldwide but one that is felt particularly acutely in large parts of the UK, where the conflicting demands of increasingly heavy usage and challenging budgets mean a constant struggle to maintain road conditions.
As Highways England reaches the halfway point in its road maintenance shake up, New Civil Engineer looks back at how things were, how things are and asks if things have really changed.
Future of Highways Maintenance | Sound and furyVideoSubscription
Despite much noise and bluster, innovation in the UK road surfacing sector is in short supply. Why? New Civil Engineer investigates
Future of Highways Maintenance | 3D printingSubscription
Innovative research into 3D printed asphalt is resulting in unforeseen findings of potentially considerable significance to highways surfacing maintenance.
Carbon Capture | How infrastructure can helpSubscription
Construction materials are emerging as a low cost carbon sink as chemists seek ways to tackle climate change.
Projects | Nene Bridge StrengtheningVideoSubscription
Engineers are using lightweight concrete as part of the work to repair bearings on an iconic bridge in Peterborough.
Future of Buildings | New DevelopmentsSubscription
Buildings are on the cusp of a revolution.
Future of Buildings | Smart BuildingsSubscription
Soon all buildings could become autonomous, able to tell us when to change light bulbs or how to stock canteens while controlling their own heating and cooling systems.
Siemens’ recently inaugurated Swiss campus is evolving the design and construction of efficient offices.
Future of Buildings | Public SectorSubscription
Evolving healthcare and education priorities could dramatically overhaul future hospitals schools. So what does this mean for building design.
Exoskeleton vest supports manual lifting workSubscription
Contractor Willmott Dixon is trialling a new exoskeleton vest.
Tax relief for construction R&DSubscription
Around £3.5bn of research and development (R&D) tax relief support was claimed in the 2016/17 financial year, corresponding to £24.9bn of R&D expenditure according to the Office for National Statistics.
Future of Tunnelling | Innovation is on the waySubscription
Improvements in technology, practice, productivity and safety are all in the pipeline for a tunnelling industry needing to reinforce its reputation for delivery.
Future of Tunnelling | Battersea Power TunnelSubscription
Redevelopment of London’s Battersea Power Station has required intricate tunnelling to supply its inhabitants with electricity.
Future of Tunnelling | Norway's Rogfast TunnelSubscription
Norway is using a range of tunnelling techniques to rise to the challenge of tunnelling across fjords on its west coast.
Most challenging aspect of High Speed 2’s (HS2’s)C1 Chilterns contract for 21.6km of railway infrastructure is undoubtedly the driving of a twin tube tunnel nearly 16km long.
Projects | Innovation drives Hinkley Point CSubscription
Much more rests on the £19.6bn project to construct the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset than the ability to power 6M homes.
A £780M congestion-busting roads revamp in Las Vegas is nearing completion.
Debate | Determining the social value of projects Subscription
How can engineers determine the social value of civil engineering?
Future of Energy | Power ShiftSubscription
The global energy sector is facing a major transformation, as electrification grows, renewables use expands, oil production is transformed and there is resurgent demand for natural gas.
Future of Energy | Power AdaptorsSubscription
Wind and solar energy sources can provide large scale cheap, stable, carbon neutral energy for the UK if supported by a flexible grid that allows for better energy storage and trade.
Future of Energy | Greening the GridSubscription
Matching energy supply with local and national demand is so complex that automation, machine learning and real-time carbon intensity reporting will be needed.
Future of Energy | Catching the FlowSubscription
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.
Projects | A14 Upgrade Machine TeamSubscription
Preparations to use autonomous plant typify the innovative approach adopted to upgrading a section of the A14 to motorway status.
Graduate and Apprentice Award WinnersSubscription
New Civil Engineer reveals the new crop of talented award winning civil engineers
Digital Design | Embrace and SurviveSubscription
As the technology revolution moves into full swing, Autodesk chief executive Andrew Anagnost warns the industry must ‘digitise or die’.
Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription
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.
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.
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.
Brits help deliver Pan-American Games in PeruSubscription
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.
Predictive maintenance for Dutch railSubscription
Engineers in the Netherlands have improved rail reliability by taking a new, predictive approach to track maintenance.
Low carbon | Cost equationSubscription
Cutting carbon saves cost. Five years after publication of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, the evidence is compelling.
Safety | HGV accident preventionSubscription
Construction clients are being called on to help cut HGV-related accidents.
Rail | Derby Station RemodellingSubscription
Heat and dust presented unexpected challenges this summer, during the three month, £200M remodelling of Derby’s strategically located railway station.
TechFest | Innovation in ActionSubscription
The work of Britain’s most innovative teams and civil engineering companies has been recognised with coveted TechFest Awards at New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation & Technology.
The Global Infrastructure Congress later this month will address the need to taylor infrastructure to users’ needs.
Circular Economy | Infrastructure's RoleSubscription
The circular economy aims to retain materials in use as long as possible. Can infrastructure play its part?
New ways of collaborating and sharing information are vital to the circular economy’s success.
Circular Economy | Dutch Plastic RoadSubscription
A modular road made from recycled plastic is being trialled in the Netherlands.
How can the construction industry rethink its approach to projects to embrace circular economy techniques and reduce its unsustainable use of resources?
Low Carbon Leadership | SwecoSubscription
An initiative to manage carbon on a major infrastructure project has resulted in an upfront emission reduction of more than 35%.