Alexandra Wynne's stories
RWE ditches Bristol Channel windfarm projectSubscription
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.
£15M flood protection money not enough, says LGASubscription
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.
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.
11 suggestions for the NorthSubscription
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.
2012 Aquatics Centre architect Zaha Hadid diesSubscription
World-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, known for iconic structures including the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, has died at the age of 65.
2012 Aquatics Centre foundations underwaySubscription
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.
2nd Avenue Subway, New YorkSubscription
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.
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.
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.
A cure for the blame gameSubscription
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.