Jackie Whitelaw's stories
Managed motorways need a free flowing DartfordSubscription
Our cover story this week is all about the challenges of travelling around Wales on public transport and why, therefore, the car is still growing in popularity. So I make no apologies for going all local and writing here about the trials of driving a private car in the south east, specifically over the river Thames between Kent and Essex on the M25.
Suppliers to the water industry are anticipating a 15% rise in workload in the next five-year spending period, starting in 2010.
Flooding: Ready for more?Subscription
It’s been raining enthusiastically for the last few weeks, which begs the question: two years on from the devastating summer floods of 2007, has the UK learned the lessons and are we better prepared? Jackie Whitelaw reports.
Contractors and consultants have been warned that the days of cosy partnering arrangements are numbered, as major clients look to cut costs.
Balfour Beatty was named Network Rail’s supplier of the year at the rail operator’s first annual Partnership Awards ceremony last night.
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.
Mouchel downplays talk of takeoverSubscription
Mouchel chief executive Richard Cuthbert moved swiftly this week to downplay analysts’ fears that the company was ripe for takeover following revelation of worse than expected losses last week.
Climate change: more to learnSubscription
The economy might be in the doldrums but environmental legislation is going through a boom and, downturn or not, all businesses will need to understand and comply with mandatory climate change policy.
Device to help home renewables choicesSubscription
Is your company or family thinking about becoming greener? But how do you know if a solar panel will generate a meaningful amount of electricity and, even better, what will be the payback period? Or will a wind turbine be more efficient?
Brown justifies infrastructure spendingSubscription
Prime minister Gordon Brown strongly reiterated the government’s commitment to building a thirdrunway at Heathrow airport, Crossrail and a programme of new nuclear power plants at business lobbygroup CBI’s annual dinner last week.