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  • Fairbourne

    Facing Down the Floods | Managed ReponseSubscription

    Feature22 August, 2018

    Flood management in the future means accepting that flooding will happen and putting measures in place for quick recovery.

  • Wilmslow Road Cycleway Manchester

    Inspiring Interchanges | Joined up thinkingSubscription

    Feature25 July, 2018

    The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC’s) first national assessment of the nation’s infrastructure needs was published in July. 

  • Elizabeth line Liverpool Street Station

    Inspiring Interchanges | Elizabeth LineSubscription

    Feature25 July, 2018

    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.

  • Nce, jurong water reclamation plant, b&v cropped

    Water Resilience | Planning for the Future Subscription

    Feature20 June, 2018

    It is time for water regulation to switch focus to making the sector a leading player in the circular economy.

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    Water Resilience | Avoiding ShortagesSubscription

    Feature20 June, 2018

    Regulator Ofwat wants lower water bills but that could come with the risk of drought orders.

  • Overview graphic crop

    Connecting cities | Future transportSubscription

    Feature24 May, 2018

    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.

  • Sydney walking roads

    Highways engineers told to prioritise pedestriansSubscription

    News19 April, 2018

    Highways engineers have been told to put people on a par with traffic when planning projects.

  • Cxf81a 3 crop

    Customer First | Engaging with oppositionSubscription

    Feature14 March, 2018

    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.

  • Finsbury tower proposed crop

    Structures Restructured | Reusing and modifying structuresSubscription

    Feature13 February, 2018

    Modern buildings could last 1,000 years. Understanding how to renew and reinvent them will stretch the skills of engineers, starting now.

  • Sbt 3 construction©mike o'dwyer crop

    Structures Restructured | South Bank TowerSubscription

    Feature13 February, 2018

    Existing high rise can go higher as London’s South Bank Tower has proved, following the addition of 11 extra storeys.

  • 776 3 hr zeitzmocaa heatherwickstudio credit iwan baan view of zeitz mocaa in silo square

    Structures Restructured | Cape Town grain silosSubscription

    Feature13 February, 2018

    Proving what can be done to reuse existing assets, a disused grain silo has been reborn as a museum in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • GSF diversity

    Tackling ageism is key to skills shortageSubscription

    News11 October, 2016

    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.

  • Homes under construction

    Modular construction to transform property marketSubscription

    News17 May, 2016

    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.

  • NCE stock water

    Water firms collaborate on industry standardisationSubscription

    News4 May, 2016

    UK water companies are working together to establish standard industry products to shift the sector further into industrialisation and offsite manufacture.

  • infrastructure

    UK infrastructure risks obsolescence, says ArmittSubscription

    News Insight29 April, 2016

    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 2by3

    Water resource planning set for overhaulSubscription

    News Insight12 April, 2016

    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.

  • drought

    Where's the water? | Capacity challengeSubscription

    Feature8 April, 2016

    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 1 trains

    High Speed | British export potentialSubscription

    Feature16 March, 2016

    This year should be a huge one in the story of high speed rail in the UK – and the world.

  • Rotterdam central station

    High Speed | Successful station developmentSubscription

    Tech Showcase15 March, 2016

    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.

  • Beijing South Railway Station

    High Speed | Maximising high speed rail successSubscription

    Tech Showcase15 March, 2016

    High speed rail is a global technology, but it isn’t a case of one size fits all.

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