Reduce, reuse, recycleSubscription
Who can forget Sir Paul McCartney rounding off the opening ceremony of the London Olympics with a rousing chorus of “Hey Jude”?A rendition of “Here, There and Everywhere” might also have been apt to describe the amazing legacy story of the 12,000-seat Basketball Arena - the largest temporary enclosed venue ever built for the Olympics and surely the most dispersed.
Growth market Subscription
While Britain prepares to rein back its transport spending, UK rail consultants are looking to their Scandinavian friends to provide some succour. Damian Arnold reports.
Signal of intentSubscription
Denmark is upgrading its railway signalling systems to increase capacity and improve reliability. British consultants are helping as Damian Arnold reports.
Local government file: Facing up to cutsSubscription
Local authority highways and transportation departments are braced for heavy spending cuts. Damian Arnold reports.
Billion dollar brainsSubscription
As major infrastructure projects around the world get bigger and technically more complex, the pool of people with the experience needed to run them seems to be getting smaller. Damian Arnold looks at the career paths of some of the men, and one of the women, in charge of multi-billion dollar schemes around the globe to find out how they got arguably the best jobs in the industry and what skills aspiring major project leaders need to acquire.
Work slows on palm islands Subscription
Work to construct offshore palm islands in Dubai may take two decades to complete, developers admitted this week, with future phases set to be held back because of uncertain market conditions.
The Highways Agency’s cost controls came under fire this week after MPs criticised its procurement of a privately-financed contract for a motorway communications system.
Projects axed to make way for CrossrailSubscription
Flagship public transport projects were this week set to drop out of Transport for London’s capital programme under a redrawing of its business plan for the next 10 years.
The Highways Agency’s cost controls came under fire today as MPs criticised its procurement of a privately-financed contract for a motorway communications system.
Highway maintenance projects hit by rising costs Subscription
Pressure on budgets will force local authorities to cut road maintenance spending by around 10% in the next year.