Client Focus – What industry needs to deliver
The £6bn Lower Thames Crossing east of London will be the biggest single road upgrade since the M25 was completed 30 years ago.
Network Rail’s new chief executive Andrew Haines offers New Civil Engineer a refreshing candour and no-nonsense attitude.
Anyone who can recall their school days will know why prefabricated buildings once had such a bad name – lessons in damp, cold structures which felt like little more than cardboard boxes sitting on paving slabs.
Interview | Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point CSubscription
When it comes to learning lessons, the team delivering Hinkley Point C has a full textbook to go on.
Interview | Peter Mumford, Highways EnglandSubscription
How digital engineering will change Highways England projects.
ICE President interview | Andrew WyllieSubscription
Incoming ICE President Andrew Wyllie is focused on the changing demands placed on the civil engineering profession
With athletes competing in 17 different sports over 11 days, in front of 1.5M spectators, the organisers of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are gearing up for a massive logistical challenge.
Interview | Richard Hepworth, Urban & CivicSubscription
Richard Hepworth’s to do list is eyewatering.
Interview | Beth West, LandsecSubscription
User experience and the perfection of it is the holy grail in industries ranging from gaming to shopping.
Interview | Sir James Bevan, Environment AgencySubscription
Outside the office of Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan, London is sweltering in a full blown 31˚C heatwave.
Interview | James Price, Transport for WalesSubscription
The road to the creation of a modern Welsh transport system has been far from smooth.
Interview | David Ollerhead, Network RailSubscription
Network Rail is in transition. Its bosses are keen to shake off the perception that it is difficult and obstructive to work with.
Interview | Barry White, Transport for the NorthSubscription
Economics is at the heart of Transport for the North’s (TfN) 30-year transport strategy, says chief executive Barry White (pictured).
“My journey on the Tube will never be the same again,” says Caroline Sheridan, six months into her role as London Underground’s renewals and enhancements director.
Interview | Nevil Muncaster, Yorkshire WaterSubscription
Getting engineers to return to the profession’s origins is at the heart of how Yorkshire Water plans to spend around £1.5bn over the next few years.
Interview | Victoria Brambini, ScapeSubscription
In just under a year, Scape Group’s four year civil engineering and infrastructure framework agreement with Balfour Beatty comes to an end.
Interview | Chris Taylor, Highways EnglandSubscription
He is in charge of a project portfolio worth £8bn, but Highways England’s complex infrastructure programme director Chris Taylor is watching every penny.
Interview | Jim O'Sullivan, Highways EnglandSubscription
Highways are in Jim O’Sullivan’s blood: his father and grandfather both worked on the roads in England and Ireland.
Interview | ICE President Lord Mair Subscription
Robert Mair is not a typical academic despite his educational background.
Interview Andy Mitchell, Tideway build upSubscription
To relax, Andy Mitchell has got into paddle boarding. It’s an evolution from triathlons, which the Tideway chief executive recounts he first got into while working on the Thameslink programme.
Interview | Mark Carne, Network RailSubscription
His regulated funding model is broken. It is a given that he is going to get less cash to spend in the next five year cycle, and the woes of electrification continue to cast a long shadow. Yet Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne is remarkably enthused about the future of UK rail, and his operation in particular.
Interview | Jo Blewett, A9 upgrade leaderSubscription
Jo Blewett sits on the corner of an empty stage at New Civil Engineer’s UK Transport Conference, deep in thought.
Liz Peace is under no illusion about the scale of the Old Oak and Park Royal development in west London.
Interview | Dale EvansSubscription
Dale Evans must be a really nice guy.
Interview | Manchester Airports GroupSubscription
It is a modern day truism that big infrastructure projects must be better delivered.
Interview | Waboso pushes digital railSubscription
Should civil engineers – and civil engineering businesses – be getting excited about the digital railway? It is just signalling, isn’t it? And there’s no money for it, is there?
Interview | Joanna WhittingtonSubscription
The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) has come in for a lot of flak in recent years, but Joanna Whittington’s here to change all that.
Interview | Self-healing roads pioneerSubscription
Roads that heal themselves are closer to reality than you might think. Meet Erik Schlangen, civil engineer and experimental micromechanics pioneer.
Digital culture change | Amar Hanspal interviewSubscription
A digital revolution that’s as much about culture and behaviour as it is about the technology – that is the overarching need that emerges during New Civil Engineer’s conversation with software giant Autodesk’s senior vice president for products Amar Hanspal.
Interview | Planning for the kids’ inheritanceSubscription
David Waboso shares what London Underground has learned about how to make life easier for engineers in the future.
Smart cities | Fred Ellermeier interviewSubscription
Black & Veatch smart infrastructure head Fred Ellermeier on building momentum and the need for visionaries.
Sharing Network | Alex Siljanovski interviewSubscription
Software firm Basestone founder Alex Siljanovski on freeing engineers from admin to create.
Interview | Peter HansfordSubscription
More consolidation; more confidence, and above all, more use of technology. That’s what’s needed says Peter Hansford as he leaves the role of government chief construction advisor.
Incoming ICE President Sir John Armitt has strong views on the profession’s need to embrace technology, take responsibility for training and open up to broader, more diverse skills.
Business: Mabey Hire interviewSubscription
Mabey Hire’s acting CEO Steve Farmer is predicting big growth for the firm in the next five years, with hire sales forecast to shoot up by 50% on the back of strong service support. He tells Jon Masters how innovative equipment and data gathering technology is helping the company stand out in the market.
Interview: Roger BridgeSubscription
The new chair of the British Tunnelling Society, Roger Bridge, talks to NCE about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and why the UK’s tunnelling fraternity leads the world.
Interview: Investment driverSubscription
After winning a second term of office last month, London Mayor Boris Johnson has reappointed Isabel Dedring as his deputy for transport. Antony Oliver finds out her vision for the capital’s transport.
Big interview - London 2012 boss David HigginsSubscription
The last twelve months have seen the London 2012 project move from planning, design and programming into contractors working on site. NCE spoke to Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins about the challenges.
With four years left to get venues, transport and facilities ready for the start of the London 2012 Games, ODA chairman John Armitt is upbeat about progress, budget and the challenges ahead.