Jackie Whitelaw's stories
Facing Down the Floods | Managed ReponseSubscription
Flood management in the future means accepting that flooding will happen and putting measures in place for quick recovery.
Inspiring Interchanges | Joined up thinkingSubscription
The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC’s) first national assessment of the nation’s infrastructure needs was published in July.
Inspiring Interchanges | Elizabeth LineSubscription
In just four months time on a date yet to be specified in December, London will start to really appreciate the multi-billion pound investment in constructing the Elizabeth line.
Water Resilience | Planning for the Future Subscription
It is time for water regulation to switch focus to making the sector a leading player in the circular economy.
Water Resilience | Avoiding ShortagesSubscription
Regulator Ofwat wants lower water bills but that could come with the risk of drought orders.
Connecting cities | Future transportSubscription
New technologies and population growth will require a rethink in road provision planning. 2050 will look very different from 2020 and probably nothing like we imagine it today.
Highways engineers have been told to put people on a par with traffic when planning projects.
Customer First | Engaging with oppositionSubscription
Here’s a tale of two tunnels. One is wanted by local people but is not being offered; another is being driven forward, but with mixed local response and significant national and international opposition.
Modern buildings could last 1,000 years. Understanding how to renew and reinvent them will stretch the skills of engineers, starting now.
Structures Restructured | South Bank TowerSubscription
Existing high rise can go higher as London’s South Bank Tower has proved, following the addition of 11 extra storeys.
Structures Restructured | Cape Town grain silosSubscription
Proving what can be done to reuse existing assets, a disused grain silo has been reborn as a museum in Cape Town, South Africa.
Tackling ageism is key to skills shortageSubscription
Engineers aged 50 plus can expect to find themselves the target of recruitment and retention initiatives as business seeks to counter talent gaps to meet resource demands.
The first modular home prototype factory built by insurer Legal & General (L&G) will roll off the production line this summer, as it starts its bid to build 3,000 homes a year for rent.
UK water companies are working together to establish standard industry products to shift the sector further into industrialisation and offsite manufacture.
UK infrastructure is at risk of becoming the “poor cousin” of international firms because it is using methods and materials that are stuck in the past, ICE president and National Infrastructure Commission member Sir John Armitt said this week.
Water resource planning set for overhaulSubscription
Water resource planning in England is about to undergo fundamental change with a new requirement by government on the private water companies to plan for resilience across the country and not just within their own boundaries.
Where's the water? | Capacity challengeSubscription
Water companies in England are preparing their next Water Resource Management Plans (WRMPs) – documents produced every five years as part of the regulatory Asset Management Plan (AMP) negotiations and which, until now, have looked ahead at demand for the next 25 years.
High Speed | British export potentialSubscription
This year should be a huge one in the story of high speed rail in the UK – and the world.
High Speed | Successful station developmentSubscription
Stations are more than somewhere to get on and off a train. Done right they are a place to visit without travelling, according to Arcadis, which has come up with a way of working out what creates the best mix of development.
High Speed | Maximising high speed rail successSubscription
High speed rail is a global technology, but it isn’t a case of one size fits all.