Tag : Extreme weather
Disruption on the roads and rail looks likely to ensue, as the mercury continues to rise.
The arrival of the so-called Beast from the East – freezing weather sweeping in from Russia - followed by Storm Emma saw the UK blanketed in snow as severe weather warnings were issued across the country.
Engineers have been working day and night after more than 100,000 homes were left without power, roads were closed and trains and flights were cancelled as swathes of the UK were submerged in snow and ice yesterday (Monday).
Growing ice cracks shut Halley VI stationSubscription
The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, recently voted People’s Champion Project at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), is shutting over winter after cracks deepened on its ice shelf.
Arcadis has been named as part of the team to support a multiphase flood protection scheme to improve coastal resilience for New York city’s East Side.
Major £18M flood defence scheme underwaySubscription
Work has begun on an £18M flood defence scheme in Newhaven, East Sussex, an area which was devastated by flooding four years ago.
'Big role' for engineers in global climate riskSubscription
Civil engineers have a vital role in tackling the risk posed to global stability by climate change, according to a leading economist.
Extra £10M funding for iconic Devon rail lineSubscription
The government has announced an extra £10M to help strengthen the resilience of the railway line from Exeter to Newton Abbot via Dawlish.
Lapsed rail bridge safety system uncoveredSubscription
A lapsed system to monitor scour risk on more than 100 at-risk rail bridges across Scotland has been identified, following an investigation into why trains were allowed to cross a viaduct damaged by storms.
Call for workers’ cold weather regulationsSubscription
Construction workers union Ucatt is calling for health and safety guidelines for extreme weather conditions.