Alexandra Wynne's stories
Two infrastructure research projects on asset management technology and nanoscale flow systems have been awarded combined grants worth £8.6M by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
UK Power Networks gains £500M European loanSubscription
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a 20-year £500M loan to support UK Power Networks’ energy infrastructure development, which including its own contributions equates to a seven year, £1.2bn programme.
Video | Graduate winners on filmVideoSubscription
The six finalists for the 2015 NCE Graduate of the Year are six brilliant role models for current and aspiring engineers. That was the collective view of the judging panel after a day of brilliant presentations and well-crafted answers to probing questions about the future of the profession and the role of the graduate within it.
Sharing Network | Alex Siljanovski interviewSubscription
Software firm Basestone founder Alex Siljanovski on freeing engineers from admin to create.
Tower Bridge deck refurb set to startSubscription
Tower Bridge in London is to undergo an extensive deck refurbishment under a contract awarded to Bam Nuttall.
Under Pressure | Eurasia TunnelSubscription
The Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project has had to navigate awkward marine deposits, volcanic rock, seismic threats and extreme high water pressure working conditions.
When tunnel boring machines hit a problem, the challenge is notoriously a difficult one. On the Eurasia Tunnel project in Istanbul, for the first time, manufacturer Herrenknecht had to come up with a maintenance solution that could work in extremely deep conditions.
In among all the noise surrounding the nightmare problems to hit the Forth Road Bridge in recent weeks appeared one particularly frustrating tidbit.
Skills Round Table | Sowing the seedsSubscription
How the construction industry addresses the looming skills shortage was the subject of the recent NCE/Costain round table discussion.
New chief named for Infrastructure bodySubscription
Chancellor George Osborne has named Phil Graham chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission.