Antony Oliver's stories
Former Scott Wilson chairman Geoff French takes up office as the 149th president of the ICE just as the economy starts to emerge from recession. Antony Oliver discusses his plans to put the Institution at the heart of the nation’s growth agenda.
Overall excellence depends on the whole project team pulling together to pool expertise and get the job done as efficiently as possible
Manchester Metropolitan University’s new Business School and Student Hub this week scooped this year’s Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award holding off a host of other project successes at the 2013 British Construction Industry Awards.
Business lobby group London First is devoted to making the capital the world’s best place to do business. Chief executive Baroness Jo Valentine explains why infrastructure investment is key to this ambition.
The Connaught Tunnel section of the new Crossrail project has provided an inspirational career opportunity for the young team of Taylor Woodrow engineers leading construction. Antony Oliver reports.
As procurement director David Poole explains this week, investment in the nation’s highway network is set to quadruple from the current £750M a year to £3bn a year in the next decade.
Student engineer wins Women in Property awardSubscription
Civil engineering student Michelle Hicks this week flew the flag for the civil engineering profession when she was highly commended in the coveted Women in Property National Student Awards this week.
Almost exactly five years ago this column kicked off with the prediction that “the next few years will be tough but if we are lean and effective, civil engineers are in good shape to ride the recession”.
ACE targets young with engineering app Subscription
A new smart phone app designed to inspire future generations to embrace careers in engineering and the built environment was launched last week by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering.
Pushing the design envelopeSubscription
Young structural engineers and designers gathered at University College London last week to discuss the future of design. Antony Oliver assesses the challenge.