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Your guide to what's happening in geotechnicsSubscription
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.
WTC ten years on: Learning from the unthinkable Subscription
The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York have forced engineers to rethink tall building design.
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.
WTC makes progress on construction milestonesSubscription
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.
Wrekin Construction forced into administrationSubscription
Wrekin Construction was this week forced into administration putting at risk up to 1,100 jobs.
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
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.
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.
World is unready for climate change disastersSubscription
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.
Workington bridge push reconnects flooded townSubscription
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.