Emily Ashwell's stories
Network Rail agrees £35bn funding packageSubscription
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.
Highways England has revealed the preferred route for a new 16km dual carriageway, which will form part of the Oxford to Cambridge expressway.
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.
How to avoid Crossrail-style setbacksSubscription
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.
Project promoter High Speed 2 Ltd has published the first images of the Old Oak Common station design in west London.
Chicago rail firm fights frozen track with fireVideoSubscription
The polar vortex hitting the US Midwest has led one rail firm in Chicago to use fire to defrost sets of points.
Interview | Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point CSubscription
When it comes to learning lessons, the team delivering Hinkley Point C has a full textbook to go on.
Profile | Jomas AssociatesSubscription
Roni Savage has taken her firm Jomas Associates from the kitchen table to leading light in Goldman Sachs’ small businesses programme.
Projects | Innovation drives Hinkley Point CSubscription
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.
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.