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Jackie Whitelaw's stories

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  • Jackie Whitelaw

    To reap future rewards, we need to invest nowSubscription

    Archive Article29 October, 2009

    I was lucky enough this week to have been asked to the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers’ autumn lunch courtesy of former ICE president and current Smeatonian Society president Gwilym Roberts.

  • The barrier gate in position at navigation S1

    St Petersburg flood barrier: Swing through the seaSubscription

    Feature29 October, 2009

    The huge curved floating gates that will close off the deep water navigation channel through the St Petersburg flood barrier are soon to be closed for the first time. Jackie Whitelaw reports.

  • Jean Venables

    Jean Venables: My brilliant yearSubscription

    ICE22 October, 2009

    What has Jean Venables made of her year as president of the ICE? And did her gender make a difference? She talks to Jackie Whitelaw.

  • In decline: Remediaton work

    Growth in environment work comes to an endSubscription

    News22 October, 2009

    Rampant growth among environmental consultants is over, according to new research from Environment Analyst.

  • Highways Agency network operations director Derek Turner

    Managed motorways: Delivering efficiencySubscription

    Feature24 September, 2009

    The Highways Agency is about to embark on a vast programme of work to create a network of managed motorways in England that will control driving speeds and open up the hard shoulder to drivers to increase capacity. The end result should be a revolution in motorway travel with much smoother, safer trips for drivers, and reliable though not necessarily faster, journey times. Jackie Whitelaw reports.

  • Managed motorways

    Managed motorways: Refining the artSubscription

    Feature24 September, 2009

    The next generation of managed motorways will make use of research into driver behaviour and information from the initial trials to refine the methodology. Jackie Whitelaw reports.

  • Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher

    Iain Coucher: Riding a new waveSubscription

    Archive Article3 September, 2009

    Network Rail’s championing of a new high speed line to Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland is an important step in its transformation from day to day route operator to forward thinking transport provider. Jackie Whitelaw speaks to chief executive Iain Coucher to find out more.

  • Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher

    Supply chain to get longer term deals to help boost efficiency and investmentSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    Rail industry suppliers are to be awarded longer term contracts in exchange for investment in innovation, cuts in costs and reduced travel disruption.

  • Jackie Whitelaw

    Climate change will be coming at us from all anglesSubscription

    Archive Article3 September, 2009

    News that investigators examining the cause of the Malahide railway bridge collapse in Dublin are to study climate issues, especially three years of record rainfall (News), are an indication of how engineering and engineers are going to change their thinking about pretty much everything in the coming decades.

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    In-house maintenance jobs axedSubscription

    News3 September, 2009

    Network Rail is to cut 1,800 jobs from its in-house maintenance operation. The operator says the cuts will be the result of a restructure of the maintenance teams “to make them more efficient”.