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  • Network rail tracks rail train

    Network Rail agrees £35bn funding packageSubscription

    Inside Track19 February, 2019

    Network Rail has agreed its £35bn funding package and spending plan for control period 6 (CP6), which will run for the next five years to 2024.

  • blackcat roundabout

    Route picked for £1.4bn section of Oxford to Cambridge expresswaySubscription

    News19 February, 2019

    Highways England has revealed the preferred route for a new 16km dual carriageway, which will form part of the Oxford to Cambridge expressway.

  • Energy efficient classroom

    Interview | Sam Stacey, transforming constructionSubscription

    Interview14 February, 2019

    Anyone who can recall their school days will know why prefabricated buildings once had such a bad name – lessons in damp, cold structures which felt like little more than cardboard boxes sitting on paving slabs.

  • Farringdon 15049

    How to avoid Crossrail-style setbacksSubscription

    Inside Track13 February, 2019

    Crossrail’s unfolding problems suggest the management team was out of touch with the scale of issues it faced, so how can project leaders stay in the know and keep programmes on track.

  • Old Oak Common

    First look at HS2's Old Oak Common station designsSubscription

    News5 February, 2019

    Project promoter High Speed 2 Ltd has published the first images of the Old Oak Common station design in west London. 

  • switch heaters

    Chicago rail firm fights frozen track with fireVideoSubscription

    News4 February, 2019

    The polar vortex hitting the US Midwest has led one rail firm in Chicago to use fire to defrost sets of points.

  • Nigel cann crop

    Interview | Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point CSubscription

    Interview16 January, 2019

    When it comes to learning lessons, the team delivering Hinkley Point C has a full textbook to go on.

  • Roni savage pic crop

    Profile | Jomas AssociatesSubscription

    Company Profile16 January, 2019

    Roni Savage has taken her firm Jomas Associates from the kitchen table to leading light in Goldman Sachs’ small businesses programme.

  • Nuclear island concrete pour 2 4th dec 2018

    Projects | Innovation drives Hinkley Point CSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2019

    Much more rests on the £19.6bn project to construct the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset than the ability to power 6M homes.

  • wylfa newydd cgi horizon nuclear power

    Wylfa engineer makes case for £20bn ‘boring’ nuclear projectSubscription

    News14 January, 2019

    As work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station hangs in the balance, the engineer leading the project’s technical operations has told New Civil Engineer he is confident the team can deliver on time and on budget thanks to a risk-free design.

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