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Dave Parker

Dave Parker, BSc, CEng, FICE, FRSA, FIQA, was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. Since then Dave has been involved in three book projects, on microgeneration, tall buildings and sustainable timber design, either as author, editor or co-author. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and during his time at NCE he successfully campaigned for the establishment of the CROSS confidential reporting scheme.

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    Future of Tunnelling | Norway's Rogfast TunnelSubscription

    16 January, 2019

    Norway is using a range of tunnelling techniques to rise to the challenge of tunnelling across fjords on its west coast.

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    World first for grout monitoring innovation at London gas job Subscription

    21 December, 2018

    Thermal imaging has been used to monitor grout penetration behind precast concrete shaft rings for the first time. 

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    Newhaven flood barrier to span rail track in UK firstSubscription

    3 December, 2018Comments (1)

    The UK’s first flood barrier spanning a passenger rail track will form a key part of the £18M Newhaven flood alleviation scheme when it is completed next year.

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    Submersible drones deployed at Thames Estuary Subscription

    28 November, 2018

    A new generation of specialised drones is enabling flood defences along the Thames Estuary to be monitored in much greater detail and at lower cost, it has been revealed.

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    Post-Grenfell blanket cladding ban is 'unjustified', says timber expertSubscription

    20 November, 2018

    Proposed changes to the Building Regulations on external walls following the Grenfell Tower tragedy should not have a significant impact on the development of tall timber tower blocks, delegates to a London conference were told.

  • Morandi Bridge

    Insight | Investigators next steps on collapsed Italy bridgeSubscription

    17 August, 2018

    No detailed technical investigation of the Polcevera Viaduct – also known as the Morandi bridge – can begin until the search and recovery operation is complete. Investigators will be hunting for clues to how such a vital structure on a major motorway could collapse so suddenly, sending at least 39 road users tumbling to their deaths 45m below. Already a number of theories are circulating – but until a thorough investigation is completed, it is only possible to speculate.

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    Learning from Failure | Eindhoven Car ParkSubscription

    15 November, 2017

    Concrete bond failures triggered by differential solar gain were the root cause of the partial collapse of a multi-storey car park under construction at Eindhoven airport in the Netherlands earlier this year. 

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    Learning from Failure | Near missesSubscription

    14 November, 2017Updated: 15 November, 2017

    When a structure collapses or a train crashes, there is usually an independent investigation.

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    Grenfell | Burning questions unansweredSubscription

    16 August, 2017Comments (1)

    A simple question has to be answered. Did the burning cladding set light to the flats – or did the burning flats set light to the cladding?

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    Structures | Maggie's Centre, Bart'sSubscription

    19 July, 2017

    Threading a 40t crane through a Grade 1 listed 18th Century gatehouse was just one of the challenges facing the team on a historic site in London.

All by Dave Parker