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  • RWE wind farm in Belgium

    RWE ditches Bristol Channel windfarm projectSubscription

    News5 December, 2013

    German energy giant RWE has scrapped plans to build the 1.2GW offshore wind farm Atlantic Array in the Bristol Channel saying “technical challenges”  had made the project uneconomic.

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    £15M flood protection money not enough, says LGASubscription

    Archive imported17 December, 2008

    The government's pledge to give local authorities (LAs) £15M to deal with surface water flooding will not be enough to protect homes and businesses, the Local Government Association (LGA) said yesterday.

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    £6bn roads spending to focus on hard shoulder runningSubscription

    Archive imported1 January, 2009

    Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon yesterday outlined the government’s plan to increase focus on hard shoulder running (HSR) to improve the UK’s roads network as part of a package of national transport improvements.

  • NCE stock rail

    11 suggestions for the NorthSubscription

    Listicle15 March, 2016

    The Lord Adonis-led National Infrastructure Commission has called for the acceleration of funding and strategic planning for infrastructure in the North of England. Here are the recommendations from its report released today.

  • Zaha Hadid by Mary McCartney

    2012 Aquatics Centre architect Zaha Hadid diesSubscription

    News31 March, 2016

    World-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, known for iconic structures including the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, has died at the age of 65.

  • London 2012 aquatics

    2012 Aquatics Centre foundations underwaySubscription

    Archive imported15 September, 2008

    The London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Centre is inching closer to main construction work with more than 100 concrete piles installed, the Olympic Delivery Authority said this week.

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    2nd Avenue Subway, New YorkSubscription

    Archive imported14 October, 2008

    The 2nd Avenue Subway is the first major expansion of the New York City subway system in over 50 years. And building a mega-project in the famously densely-populated city will be no small accomplishment.

  • Alexandra Wynne

    40th anniversary special: A world of possibilities?Subscription

    Archive Article1 June, 2012

    Tunnels under the Atlantic, High Speed 5 and Apple in charge of the world – all of which are possibilities for the next 40 years as far as civil engineers are concerned.

  • Skylar Tibbits

    A bold new future for construction materials approachesSubscription

    Archive Article11 December, 2013

    Building on the Moon, 4D printing, self-repairing bridges, movement monitoring quadrocopters, 3D printed concrete houses and generating electricity from unwanted noise may all sound like science fiction. But at computing giant Autodesk’s annual convention in Las Vegas last week, it all began to look a little realistic.

  • Blame Game

    A cure for the blame gameSubscription

    Archive Article6 June, 2013

    The effects of lingering economic doldrums will inevitably be felt in countless ways, but recent events suggest they may be triggering an increasingly aggressive and adversarial approach to doing business in the construction industry.

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