Jackie Whitelaw's stories
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY chiefs are to tell the Government that Britain's new generation of nuclear power stations could be built in as little as seven to 10 years - half the traditional timescale.
£8M released for tunnel and rail skills trainingSubscription
Rail and construction industry training received an £8M boost from the government last week when the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) released support funding for the tunnelling and rail engineering skills academies.
A perfect view of ParisSubscription
If you want to see how popular Crossrail will be when it opens, then it is worth taking a trip to Paris and going for a ride on the city's RER Ligne A.
A Stern challengeSubscription
Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its wSubscription
British Waterways has an urgent maintenance backlog of 90M. A two year investigation into the state of the 3,200km network of 200 year old canals to create an asset management plan for the organisation revealed the extent of the extra investment needed to keep the nation's canal heritage safe. And what is more, says operations director Stewart Sim,'there is a further 230M of infrastructure improvements needed to bring the network properly up to scratch'.
Adam Green: into the hot seatSubscription
Civil engineer Adam Green has been running the whole of Carillion Infrastructure Services and its £1.5bn turnover for just over a month. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.
ROAD CONGESTION hot-spots en route to Devon and Cornwall are being wired up with CCTV so engineers can reduce traffic jams as motorists rush to see the eclipse on 11 August.
GATWICK AIRPORT'S £77M Pier 6 and Victor pier at Heathrow Terminal 4 are two high profile casualties of BAA's review of its construction projects following the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York.