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Crossrail delay warnings 'suppressed by TfL'Subscription
Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild’s detailed exposé of the Crossrail programme’s delays were not actually the main order of business for the London Assembly’s transport committee meeting on 9 January.
Crossrail dynamic testing setbacks detailedSubscription
A second attempt to begin dynamic testing on the Elizabeth line is due this month after a false start last year.
This month’s New Civil Engineer was intended to be future looking as we explore innovations in our Future of Tunnelling special.
Crossrail bosses are negotiating extra payments to its contractors so that they can finish remaining Crossrail station works, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
True scale of Crossrail problems laid bareSubscription
The full scale of Crossrail’s problems have been laid bare with stations now revealed to be at the centre of ‘‘three more years’’ of work needed to open the catastrophically delayed metro.
The so-called Year of Engineering is gone. Let’s make 2019 the year of innovation: the industry needs it.
New Civil Engineer has teamed up with leading stormwater management solutions provider Wavin to provide you with a fun quiz to test your knowledge of the civil engineering year that was 2018.
Future of Energy | Power ShiftSubscription
The global energy sector is facing a major transformation, as electrification grows, renewables use expands, oil production is transformed and there is resurgent demand for natural gas.
Future of Energy | Greening the GridSubscription
Matching energy supply with local and national demand is so complex that automation, machine learning and real-time carbon intensity reporting will be needed.
New Civil Engineer is running the first in a new series of live webinars aimed at sharing best practice and business tips for small businesses and start-ups.
“We want to change the way people do infrastructure design,” proclaimed software giant Autodesk’s senior vice president, industry strategy Andrew Anagnost on the eve of the firm’s annual convention in Las Vegas last week. “And the way we’re going to do it is by using the power of the cloud.”
Mining is the new roads sector for UK consultants eyeing up a £200bn global pot of cash.
The stock of the engineer as innovator is rising, driven by client demands for better cost and time certainty on increasingly complex projects. So much so that it is prompting enlightened consultants seriously rethink attitudes to research and development and the way they treat their technically-minded engineers.
While the South East airport capacity debate centres on a Heathrow third runway versus Boris Island in the Thames Estuary, Gatwick is coolly making an understated case for the next new runway to head its way.
Fear of recreating mistakes of the past is the biggest threat to prime minister David Cameron’s bold vision to drag England’s roads into the 21st century, aided by vast slugs of private money.
Britain stands ready to embark on new era of light rail through tram-trains, but the age old problem of skyrocketing construction costs threatens to derail the dream before a new tram even leaves the depot.
New plans to devolve transport funding decisions to local transport bodies are good for the government’s localism agenda, but they could signal the death of big schemes.
Last year’s warning from industry leaders to merge, be acquired or go under may have seemed bold and frightening talk, but 2012 shows no sign that the underlying business prerogative of the last few years – get bigger to offer a one-stop shop or be bought – is about to change. Nor is the fact that there are some vulnerable firms out there.
The next three years will see many civil engineering contractors go to the wall unless clients take responsibility for the situation and ease the pressure on cash flow and project risk.
As UK-centric consultant Mouchel battles with its banks, Halcrow prepares for life as part of US giant CH2M Hill’s world and URS gets ready to consign the Scott Wilson brand to history, the benefit to UK firms of consolidating with global giants seems all too apparent. But is such a path guaranteed to be paved with gold?