Margo Cole is a freelance specialist writer
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Future of Buildings | Smart BuildingsSubscription
Soon all buildings could become autonomous, able to tell us when to change light bulbs or how to stock canteens while controlling their own heating and cooling systems.
Operators of the Polcevera Viaduct which collapsed in Genoa in August claim the damaged structure can be rebuilt in eight months. We assess the options.
Melbourne viaducts replace level crossingsSubscription
An ambitious programme to remove level crossings from an Australian suburban railway has proved a fertile ground for innovation.
Safety | Training with virtual realitySubscription
Virtual reality could be the key to finding meaningful and engaging ways to deliver vital site safety information.
Stanton Cross geotechnical challengeSubscription
If you were asked to design a project to give young civil engineers the opportunity to experience as many aspects of the job as possible, you probably could not imagine anything as perfect as Stanton Cross in Northamptonshire.
Workplace Wellbeing | Targeting safety Subscription
Wherever you look on major construction sites you will see the word “zero” associated with safety: on hoardings, posters and PPE equipment – from “Zero Harm”, to “Target Zero” and even “Beyond Zero”.
Workplace Wellbeing | Trouble in MindSubscription
The issue of mental health is at last being recognised by society as being on a par with physical health, rather than being hidden and stigmatised.
Business Culture | EthicsSubscription
Are engineers adequately equipped to deal with the ethical dilemmas they may be faced with?
Mersey Gateway nears completionSubscription
After a long gestation period, the Mersey Gateway between Widnes and Runcorn is nearing completion.
Rise of the Machines | Automated maintenanceSubscription
Road and rail maitenance is the next frontier in complete automation.
The clock is ticking for the government and the insurance industry to agree on a mechanism for funding flooding insurance if thousands of homes are not to be left high and dry without any cover.
The government has made great strides in offering its views on the potential catastrophic effects of ignoring climate change, but the debate over preparedness threatens to undermine those very solutions.