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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 the massive strategic rail freight interchange in Northampton have submitted an application to the Planning Inspectorate to build the new facility.
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.
Senior Labour peers have suggested that the party could renationalise Britain’s railways “within five years” if elected.
Windsor Link Railway (WLR) has revealed its ideas to cut costs and deliver Heathrow Airport’s third runway.
Bosses behind the proposed Heathrow Southern Rail (HSR) link have expressed concerns over the impact the government’s rail review will have on the scheme.
Delays to the North West Electrification Programme (NWEP) and the Thameslink rail programmes are to blame for the timetabling fiasco which occurred in May this year, according to a report by regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).
Exclusive | London Bridge dug up to tackle leaksSubscription
The recently-overhauled London Bridge station is being dug up after water was found to be leaking though to the concourse area.
Claims that a 44t lorry travelling across the Polcevera Viaduct triggered its collapse have been queried by British engineering experts.
Suppliers sought for Very Light Rail system Subscription
The University of Warwick has launched its search for suppliers to develop a Very Light Rail (VLR) system in Coventry.
Calls for new bridge across the Thames Subscription
Calls for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Thames have been made by councillors in south west London.
Waste plastic could be used to partially replace sand in concrete to make construction more sustainable, according to research by the University of Bath.
Pair of 1,000t bridges installed in CambridgeSubscription
The A14 road in Cambridgeshire has re-opened after work to install a pair of 1,000t bridges was completed 18 hours ahead of schedule.
Concerns mount over Euston Station redevelopment Subscription
The long running saga over the redevelopment of Euston Station has been rekindled after a Greater London Authority (GLA) boss admitted that a lack of funding and an unclear plan for the surrounding area could lead to a disjointed station.
A new eight-storey concrete building has been built without eight columns after they were omitted from the ground and first floor drawings, a structural safety report has found.
Delayed New York bridge now openSubscription
The delayed new $4bn (£3.1bn), 5km long Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York has now opened after fears a parallel bridge could collapse and damage it were allayed.
The government is looking at other ways of achieving Crossrail 2 goals without building “a single big infrastructure scheme” rail minister Jo Johnson has said.
Capital costs and lack of expertise are the two top barriers to the uptake of off-site manufacture (OSM) according to a new industry report.
Network Rail is set to reveal its latest projects for which it is seeking third party funding.
North West £1bn buildings framework launchedSubscription
Manchester City Council has launched a search for contractors to work on its £1bn construction framework for modular and portable buildings cross the North West.
Murphy wins £57M Yorkshire Water contractSubscription
Murphy has been awarded a £57M contract by Yorkshire Water to design and build a new energy and recycling facility in Huddersfield.
NIC urges councils to do more in EV rolloutSubscription
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has welcomed a £200M government investment in electric charging stations for electric vehicles, but warned more needed to be done by councils to facilitate the rollout.
Video | Bridge lifted into place on Denmark's high speed networkVideoSubscription
The last six sections on the Køge Nord station bridge in Denmark have been installed, completing the 225m long walkway.
Leading engineers have expressed concerns about Autostrade’s plan to rebuild the collapsed Polcevera viaduct within eight months.
The 128-year-old abandoned Rhondda rail tunnel in Wales is set to be transformed into Europe’s longest cycleway.
Highways England has published its proposal for its new smart motorways alliancing model.
Race on for £4bn Network Rail civils framework Subscription
Network Rail is seeking contractors for a £4bn framework of civils work on its Western and Wales route.
Network Rail is launching a new advanced engineering apprenticeship scheme on the Wales and Borders line.
Leeds' inflatable flood defencesSubscription
Two innovative inflatable weirs are protecting Leeds city centre from catastrophic flooding.
An Italian engineer investigating the collapse of the Polcevera viaduct has told New Civil Engineer about his early hypotheses into why the bridge may have collapsed, ruling out a previously-mooted theory.
Atkins has been appointed to lead a consortium to develop a masterplan for Sheffield Midland Railway station in preparation for the arrival of High Speed 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.
The collapsed Italian motorway bridge which killed at least 22 people was undergoing foundation strengthening works at the time it collapsed.
Dozens feared dead in Italy motorway bridge collapseVideoSubscription
Dozens of people are dead after a major motorway bridge in Italy collapsed.
TfL gives go ahead to build above Farringdon station Subscription
Transport for London (TfL) has signed an agreement with developer HB Reavis to build an oversite development above the new Farringdon Elizabeth Line station.
Green light for 'crucial' East Coast Main Line works Subscription
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has granted permission to build a “crucial” new dive under at Werrington Junction on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).
Engineers who specialise in bridge lifts have backed calls to raise a grade II listed masonry arch bridge that is causing problems for the electrification of the Great Western Main Line.
Milestone for Bank as massive truss installedSubscription
A significant milestone has been reached in the upgrade of Bank Station in London as a massive temporary truss is installed to allow the construction of its new eight-level deep station entrance.
Shocking photos of cracks on a Florida bridge, taken days before it collapsed killing six people, have been released by US authorities.
A £375M light rail scheme to Heathrow has been submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of its call for ideas on third party funded projects.
Network Rail deploys choppers to monitor linesSubscription
Network Rail is using helicopters to inspect the south western rail network, in a bid to improve performance without disrupting train services.
Quarter of HS2 staff paid over £100KSubscription
One in four of High Speed 2 (HS2) employees are paid over £100,000, according to a Freedom of Information request.
169-year-old Scottish bridge set for demolitionSubscription
Aberdeenshire Council has had to immediately close a 169-year-old road bridge due to “significant” structural defects, which poses a “danger” to the rail line beneath it.
Plans to expand Doncaster Sheffield Airport have been backed by 90% of the public.
Race on for £1.8bn East Coast Main Line contractSubscription
Network Rail is on the hunt for a single supplier to deliver a £1.8bn digital train control system on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) route.
Amey lands key HS2 power contractSubscription
Amey has won a key contract to design and construct the power supply for part of the new High Speed 2 (HS2) line.
NIC chair claims HS2 needs £43bn extra funding Subscription
Transport projects around the country need an additional £43bn more funding by 2040 to be able to realise the benefits of High Speed 2 (HS2), National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt has said.
DfT commits third of its procurement spend to SMEs Subscription
One third of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) procurement spending is to be committed towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a bid to “level the playing field”.
The conversion of two abandoned railway tunnels in Wales into cycling tunnels has received a £250,000 boost from the Welsh Government.
Network Rail has lost its battle with a local council to demolish a grade II listed bridge which could have serious knock-on effects for the speed of new electrified trains on the Great Western Main Line.