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Damian Arnold

Stories

  • Olympic Village

    Reduce, reuse, recycleSubscription

    28 March 2013Comments (1)

    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

    7 July, 2010

    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.

  • copenhagen

    Signal of intentSubscription

    7 July, 2010

    Denmark is upgrading its railway signalling systems to increase capacity and improve reliability. British consultants are helping as Damian Arnold reports.

  • Maintenance: Impending spending cuts means councils will exert tighter control over spending on thei

    Local government file: Facing up to cutsSubscription

    3 December 2009Comments (2)

    Local authority highways and transportation departments are braced for heavy spending cuts. Damian Arnold reports.

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    Billion dollar brainsSubscription

    26 November 2009Comments (3)

    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.

  • Dubai's Palm Islands

    Work slows on palm islands Subscription

    29 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    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.

  •  Costly message: The

    Highways Agency under fire for poor cost controlsSubscription

    29 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    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.

  • Farringdon station:

    Projects axed to make way for CrossrailSubscription

    29 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    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.

  • ATM_M42

    Highways Agency slammed over procurement blundersSubscription

    28 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    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.

  • Rising costs are put

    Highway maintenance projects hit by rising costs Subscription

    15 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Pressure on budgets will force local authorities to cut road maintenance spending by around 10% in the next year.

All by Damian Arnold