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Gemma Goldfingle

Stories

  • Crossrail

    Network Rail produces “affordable cost” plan for Crossrail worksSubscription

    2 September, 2010Comments (1)

    Network Rail has announced it has produced “an affordable costs package” to deliver the elements of the £15.9bn Crossrail project that the rail infrastructure owner is responsible for.

  • Buried treasure

    Buried treasure: The Government's Renewable Heat IncentiveSubscription

    15 April 2010

    From next year, renewable energy producers will be paid by the government. Gemma Goldfingle finds out how the scheme will work.

  • Redruth geotechnical site

    Cornwall’s geothermal secretSubscription

    15 April 2010

    On a site outside Redruth a truly groundbreaking project is poised to start drilling in search of not oil or gas, but conditions hot enough for a commercial geothermal plant capable of powering 20,000 homes. Gemma Goldfingle reports.

  • Skanska lower the pipes

    Hidden luxury: Knightsbridge's ground source heat pumpsSubscription

    15 April 2010

    A luxury hotel development in Knightsbridge is pioneering an innovative method of placing pipework in a basement diaphragm wall. Gemma Goldfingle reports.

  • Chile's main high highway destroyed

    Chile quake takes out vital infrastructureSubscription

    4 March 2010Comments (1)

    Engineers this week said that damage to vital infrastructure such as highways and airports would hamper Chile’s efforts to recover from a massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday.

  • Cotswold Geotechnical collapse

    Defendant’s illness holds up corporate killing trialSubscription

    4 March 2010

    A judge last week adjourned the first case to be tried under the Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 until October because the director of the company charged needs “urgent and intensive” medical attention.

  • Hinkley British Energy reactor

    Five in the briefs frame for Hinkley nuclear ground worksSubscription

    25 February 2010

    Britain’s new nuclear programme is poised to take a major step forward next week with tenders due in for the earthworks contract for the first new plant planned at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

  • Tyne Tunnel aerial view

    The tale of the Tyne TubeSubscription

    18 February 2010

    Immersed tube elements for the New Tyne Crossing are been floated into place. Gemma Goldfingle reports.

  • ICE logo

    Learned societies reject ICE room hire dealSubscription

    18 February 2010Comments (3)

    The row about the ICE’s plans to increase room charges for learned societies using facilities at its Great George Street headquarters escalated this week when a compromise was rejected.

  • Meeting room

    Room charges row close to settlementSubscription

    28 January 2010

    A resolution is in sight between the ICE and its associated societies over the Institution’s move to double room and services charges.

All by Gemma Goldfingle