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  • Geotechnical assessment is expected to take a month to complete

    Your guide to what's happening in geotechnicsSubscription

    Archive Article10 October, 2013

    Welcome to NCE’s roundup to all things geotechnical this month featuring expert comment from the Federation of Piling Specialists chairman Jim De Waele and major milestones from the mega-rail project – understood to be Europe’s largest – Crossrail.

  • One World Trade Center: Design incorporates lessons from the Twin Towers collapse

    WTC ten years on: Learning from the unthinkable Subscription

    Feature7 September, 2011

    The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York have forced engineers to rethink tall building design.

  • Following the collapse: The terrorist attacks prompted a reexamination of tall building design

    WTC ten years on: Experts admit slow progress in applying the lessons of 9/11Subscription

    News8 September, 2011

    Much more must to be done to protect super-tall buildings and their inhabitants from another 9/11 style catastrophe, leading structural engineers told NCE in the week that marks 10 years since the shocking terrorist attacks.

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    WTC makes progress on construction milestonesSubscription

    Archive imported15 January, 2009

    Construction at New York’s World Trade Center (WTC) site has met most of the interim milestones that were set last year keep the project on track, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) said yesterday.

  • pile of cash

    Wrekin Construction forced into administrationSubscription

    News11 March, 2009

    Wrekin Construction was this week forced into administration putting at risk up to 1,100 jobs.

  • Boston Manor viaduct

    Worsening cracking problem closes M4 between London and HeathrowSubscription

    News7 July, 2012

    The identification of a new crack on the damaged Boston Manor viaduct has forced the closure of the M4 between London and Heathrow airport – a key section along the Olympic Route Network – for up to five days, the Highways Agency announced today.

  • Worries grow over Mosul DamSubscription

    Archive imported30 November, 2007

    Catastrophic failure of a major Iraqi dam and the resultant loss of life must be avoided through more reinstatement work, according to a US report published in October.

  • richevers1

    Worldwide stage collapses trigger calls for safety reviewSubscription

    News25 August, 2011

    Structures experts said this week that the UK was likely to seek to review its procedures and codes for temporary structures following a month of catastrophic stage collapses worldwide triggered by extreme weather.

  • flooding

    World is unready for climate change disastersSubscription

    News31 March, 2014

    The world is ill-prepared for the risks posed by a changing climate, according to a report by a group of influential global scientific experts.

  • Temporary bridge

    Workington bridge push reconnects flooded townSubscription

    News3 December, 2009

    A team of Royal Engineers was this week racing to build a vital footbridge that will re-establish a connection through Workington in Cumbria which was ripped apart in last month’s severe flood.

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