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Tideway boss calls for faster innovationSubscription
Research into innovative engineering and construction techniques must accelerate to make an impact, a major infrastructure boss has said.
The project promoter of a new mega development in the capital is to step up pressure on government over funding of the scheme’s crucial infrastructure hub.
Return of inter-city trains mooted for WillesdenSubscription
Reinstatement of a West Coast Main Line station at Willesden Junction in north west London has been mooted as new way to ease pressure on Euston station.
Engineering faces 20,000 skills shortfallSubscription
Conservative estimates suggest the UK market will suffer a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates each year, according to a new skills report.
Motts wins North West tidal advisor jobSubscription
Consultant Mott MacDonald is to advise on two newly proposed tidal power schemes in the North West.
Support builds for site stand-downSubscription
Key clients and contractors have added their support to what is understood to be the first ever UK-wide health and safety stand-down, where they will stop work for a day to enable staff to develop commitments to improve working practices.
EDF appoints WSP to consulting roleSubscription
EDF Energy has appointed WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as engineering consultant for its UK fleet of wind farms, gas storage sites, coal and gas power stations.
Tube travellers suffer worst pollutionSubscription
Tube and bus passengers in London suffer greater effects of poor air quality than drivers, despite the latter being the cause of the majority of pollution, according to recent research.
Lower Thames Crossing gets new project bossSubscription
Highways England has appointed Tim Jones as project director for the new £4bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnnel scheme.
Germany | Electric road freightSubscription
Not content with meeting minimum European Union (EU) requirements for cutting carbon, Germany wants to do the most it can. By 2050 it plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95% against 1990 levels.