Jackie Whitelaw's stories
Major project report: Infrastructure in 2011Subscription
Infrastructure in 2011: A special report on prospects for the year ahead.
Overseas work boosts Hyder’s first half profitsSubscription
Hyder Consulting’s tight focus on key markets in Australia, China, the Middle East, Germany and the UK helped it increase pretax profits by 67% to £9.5M in the half year to 30 September.
The government made clear its preference for rail investment over road improvements in last week’s spending review.
Time for changeSubscription
What does one consultant want next for the water industry? Jackie Whitelaw talks to Scott Aitken, Grontmij’s UK and Ireland water and energy director about the Ofwat review and the October public spending cuts.
On the road to libertySubscription
Kosovo’s new motorway is a first step in developing the infrastructure and economy of a new country. Jackie Whitelaw reports.
Scott Wilson joins US giant URS for £218MSubscription
Scott Wilson’s 5,500 staff formally joined the ranks of US giant URS Corporation last Friday when the firm completed its acquisition of the UK business.
“Our asset is entirely flesh and blood, and the way you grow is with new people,” says URS chairman and chief executive Martin Koffel speaking on Monday, the first day of his ownership of UK consultant Scott Wilson. “And our measure of success is service jobs added.”
Capital work brings national connectionsSubscription
The new station forms a key part of the Thameslink Programme, the government funded £5.5bn upgrade of one of the rail network’s busiest routes. Rolling stock and, crucially, this programme is improving the frequency and capacity of services running north-south through the heart of the capital from Bedford to Brighton.
The Highways Agency is attempting to work closer with specialist consultants by splitting its project support framework into smaller chunks.
Calva reaches critical stageSubscription
Engineers have completed a critical operation to salvage the southern central pier of the Workington “Calva” bridge and bring it one step closer to long term survival.