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Jessica Rowson

I cover structures at NCE which pretty much includes anything that might fall down - from bridges to dams to really really tall buildings. Having trained as an engineer and passed my chartered exams, I cover technical issues and enjoy getting out in the field and talking to proper engineers.

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020 7728 4546
020 7728 4666


  • Fire damage

    Fire reignites calls for Thames bridgeSubscription

    10 December 2009

    Campaigners for a new Thames River crossing in East London this week seized on a fire in the Blackwall road tunnel between Tower Hamlets and Greenwich to press their case.

  • airports gatwick

    Gatwick better positioned to meet demand than StanstedSubscription

    10 December 2009

    BAA’s plans for a second runway at Stansted were dealt a blow this week when an influential committee of MPs urged ministers to consider building new capacity for the South East at Gatwick airport instead.

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    Cumbrian bridges ripped out by torrential floodsSubscription

    26 November 2009

    Structural engineers from across the UK were being rushed to Cumbria this week as the local highways authority battled to inspect 1,800 bridges following extreme floods.

  • Isle of Man airport extension

    Isle of Man: Airports don’t get tougher than thisSubscription

    26 November 2009

    Extending the runway at the Isle of Man airport into the sea has required some of the biggest rock armour available to withstand the harsh weather conditions. Jessica Rowson reports.

  • Artist's impression of indicative Ferrytoll Junction looking South

    Forth Crossing Bill is readySubscription

    19 November 2009

    The Forth Replacement Crossing has reached a critical stage as its hybrid bill goes before the Scottish Parliament this week.

  • Mumbai

    Mumbai needs new sea crossings to ease jamsSubscription

    19 November 2009Comments (1)

    Coastal bridges have been proposed to relieve congestion in the traffic-clogged Indian city of Mumbai.

  • Andorra collapse

    Andorra bridge collapseSubscription

    12 November 2009Comments (1)

    Falling temperatures during a major concrete pour are thought to have contributed to the collapse of a bridge under construction in Andorra on Saturday.

  • Paul Westbury, Rod Sheard, Jerome Frost and Jeremy Melvin

    World Architecture Festival: Lean & greenSubscription

    12 November 2009

    Less is more was the recurring motto at this year’s World Architecture Festival, where architects and engineers met to discuss how their designs are greener, meaner and generally more efficient. Jessica Rowson reports from Barcelona.

  • World Architecture Festival: World wide talentSubscription

    12 November 2009

    Croatia’s Arena Zagreb claimed top honour for structural design at this year’s World Architecture Festival. Jessica Rowson reveals why.

  • St Athan

    Rob Stewart quits BAASubscription

    10 November, 2009

    Rob Stewart is to step down from his role of construction director at airport operator BAA at the end of November to oversee the construction of the Ministry of Defence’s new technical college in south Wales.

All by Jessica Rowson