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High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2) has launched its search for contractors to build its £435M Birmingham Curzon Street Station.
The £1.6bn Stonehenge Tunnel has been accepted by the National Planning Inspectorate to be considered for a Development Consent Order (DCO).
The Urban Growth Company (UGC) is looking to procure the design team to redevelop Birmingham International Railway Station by February next year.
The pulling of the power cables which will provide the electricity to the new £9bn, 227ha Nine Elms development in south London is now half way through to completion.
Errors were made in the design of the collapsed Florida International University Bridge (FIU), a second investigative update by the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found.
Demolition of the remaining parts of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa will start on 15 December according to local Italian news reports.
Brits help deliver Pan-American Games in PeruSubscription
Arup and Mace are gaining a foothold in the South American market, thanks to an agreement between the British government and the organisers of the 2019 Pan American Games.
Exclusive | Armitt on cutting HS2 phase 2 costsSubscription
The capital cost of High Speed 2 (HS2) phase 2 could be reduced by £22M per km by implementing best practice from comparative international schemes, an independent official report has found.
Predictive maintenance for Dutch railSubscription
Engineers in the Netherlands have improved rail reliability by taking a new, predictive approach to track maintenance.
Improving Euston Road will form a “key part” of making the connection between High Speed 2 (HS2) and HS1 a success, a Camden Council boss has said.
In a “game changing move” Camden Council has agreed with High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2) that there will be entrances on all four sides of the newly extended Euston station in London.
Forth Road Bridge joint replacement work beginsSubscription
A £5.9M plan to replace the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge is scheduled to start today.
The number of safety critical structural issues in larger building is a growing concern, according to safety body Scoss.
Leeds High Speed 2 (HS2) station must be properly integrated with the Network Rail station, according to a Leeds council boss.
Thirteen contractors have won places on Highways England’s £8.7bn Regional Delivery Partnership framework.
Projects should be subject to a far more “rigorous examination” of their benefits before they are approved, the chief executive of the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.
Modifications to the design of High Speed 2’s (HS2) Birmingham Interchange station have knocked 12 months off the construction programme, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
Transport Scotland has hit back at claims that the safety of its road bridges is being threatened by funding cuts.
The new £4.2bn potash mine in the North York Moors is using a raft of new technologies to excavate its two 1.5km deep shafts and 37km of tunnels.
Major milestone hit on Oroville dam repairsVideoSubscription
The first construction milestone has been met on the project to repair the stricken Oroville dam in California.
London Underground managing director Mark Wild is to become the new chief executive of Crossrail, replacing Simon Wright.
Network Rail has launched a new £300,000 competition to look at ways of speeding up the design of, and predicting the future of, rail infrastructure.
Plans resubmitted for rejected freight rail hub Subscription
Plans for a massive strategic rail freight hub in Northampton have been resubmitted to the Planning Inspectorate after “minor errors” in the plans were corrected.
Work starts on £67M Brighton Mainline upgradeSubscription
Network Rail is preparing to overhaul a stretch of railway on the Brighton Mainline this weekend as part of a £67M upgrade to the line.
Detailed Stonehenge tunnel plans unveiled Subscription
Detailed plans for the proposed £1.6bn, 2.9km long, tunnel which will take traffic away from the A303 close the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) have been released. The scheme now
Project promoter HS2 Ltd has begun contractor consultation for the main works civils contracts for the phase 2a section of the section of High Speed 2 (HS2) connecting Birmingham to Crewe.
HS2 JV saves millions by using new BIM toolSubscription
A High Speed 2 (HS2) joint venture claims it has saved more than £2M by using a new BIM-integrated tool on its package of main civils works.
Plans for the £1.6bn Stonehenge Tunnel have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
The chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has described the UK construction industry as the “laggards”, saying it needed to improve productivity to keep pace with other industries.
Video | City scale digital twins to go globalVideoSubscription
Bentley Systems has taken over specialist modelling company Agency9 increasing its capability to build city wide digital twin models around the world.
Bentley acquires pedestrian modelling firmSubscription
Software developer Bentley has taken over pedestrian modelling company Legion, strengthening its “open” suite of software.
HS2 claims third of government rail budget Subscription
A third of the government’s £6.4bn support for rail in 2017/ 18 was spent on High Speed 2 (HS2).
Seven contractors have won places on Highways England’s new £6bn Delivery Integration Partner framework so far.
Mace and Arup are hoping their work on the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru will help propel them into the South American market.
Revised images of the two High Speed 2 Birmingham stations have been released ahead of the start of tendering for construction of the stations.
The Department for Transport (DfT) could take over the delivery of Crossrail if costs continue to escalate, it has emerged.
New details of issues encountered by Crossrail when tunnelling under central London have emerged. They include an incident which sent bricks from a Victorian well “dramatically flying through the excavation”.
Crossrail has strongly denied claims that its chair Sir Terry Morgan is to leave the organisation by the end of the year.
The company building the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant has been accused of mismanaging faults in a similar plant under construction in France.
The site of the new High Speed 2 (HS2) approach tunnels into Euston station has been revealed after work to demolish a former carriage shed was completed.
The Rail Industry Association (RIA) has urged the government to end the “boom and bust” cycle of rail funding ahead of the Autumn Budget.
Shortlist for £840M transport fund revealedSubscription
A shortlist for 10 regions around the UK which could benefit from a share of an £840M government transport fund has been released.
The Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) failure to pay a £50 annual rent fee has led to “hundreds of thousands of pounds” in legal costs and delayed the start of a £3.6M tunnel project, a conservation group has claimed.
Sub-national transport bodies (STBs) Midlands Connect and Transport for the North (TfN) have signed a landmark agreement to work together and establish a new rail forum.
A damning Italian transport ministry report has blamed bridge operator Autostrade for the collapse of the Polcevera viaduct in August.
Bird excrement has been blamed for cost overruns on a road bridge refurbishment in Wales.
Mace is set to deploy a new and “significantly improved” version of its jumping factory on a £180M project to turn part of the 2012 Olympic Games athletes’ village into more than 500 build-to-rent homes.
Plans submitted for massive freight rail hubSubscription
Developers behind a massive strategic rail freight interchange in Northampton have submitted a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate.
Highways England is turning its back on “forced” joint ventures for its Smart Motorway alliancing model, New Civil Engineer understands.
Tideway boss urges more clients to share dataSubscription
Tideway asset management director Roger Bailey has called for more clients to join the knowledge sharing platform i3P, to overcome the “lack of productivity” in construction.