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  • Ealing broadway station 3to2

    Three Crossrail stations still without contractorsSubscription

    News21 January, 2019

    Three out of the six western Crossrail stations still have no date set for the appointment of contractors to carry out the “significant” works needed to prepare them for the Elizabeth Line’s arrival.

  • Westonwilliamson partners eustonshaft cam02 3to2

    HS2 delays London stations contract award Subscription

    News17 January, 2019

    HS2 Ltd has delayed the award of the construction partner contract for its Euston and Old Oak Common High Speed 2 (HS2) stations in London.

  • Opal tower damaged hob beam on level 4 after concrete removed

    Design and construction faults led to Sydney tower cracks Subscription

    News17 January, 2019

    Investigators have said design flaws and poor quality construction are likely to have contibuted to structural cracks in Sydney, Australia’s 36 storey Opal tower which was evacuated on Christmas eve.

  • Crossrail tunnel ready for dynamic testing

    Crossrail restarts dynamic testingSubscription

    News16 January, 2019

    Crossrail has re-started dynamic testing of its systems after a previous round of testing failed last year.

  • Fugro rila track 360 coupling 3to2

    Fugro wins five year Network Rail data acquisition jobSubscription

    News16 January, 2019

    Network Rail has awarded Fugro a five year framework agreement to gather and analyse survey data for all high output track renewal sites across Britain.

  • Milton interchange oxfordshire 3to2

    Skanska to reform sub-contractor supervision on roads jobSubscription

    News15 January, 2019

    Skanska in conjuction with Oxfordshire County Council is to reform the way it supervises sub-contractors on its Oxfordshire roads maintenance contract.

  • Ctbuh skyline china

    China smashes competition for tall buildings in 2018Subscription

    News14 January, 2019

    China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, completing 88 buildings over 200m high in 2018, equating to 61.5% of the world’s total.

  • Farringdon station glass fibre reinfoirced concrete panels line cross passage and terrazzo flooring

    Exclusive | Crossrail to pay contractors lump sums to finish jobSubscription

    News11 January, 2019

    Crossrail bosses are negotiating extra payments to its contractors so that they can finish remaining Crossrail station works, New Civil Engineer can reveal.

  • Signal work

    Costain develops system to predict rail faultsSubscription

    News11 January, 2019

    A new system which predicts track and signaling faults and could make train delays a thing of the past is now being developed by University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Costain.

  • Crossrail

    True scale of Crossrail problems laid bareSubscription

    News9 January, 2019

    The full scale of Crossrail’s problems have been laid bare with stations now revealed to be at the centre of ‘‘three more years’’ of work needed to open the catastrophically delayed metro.

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