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Mark's blog

I am deputy editor of NCE. I am a qualified civil engineer with more than 15 years construction industry experience. Since joining NCE in 2000, I have been the first construction journalist into Iraq following the second Gulf War (and won IBP News Reporter of the Year as a result), was on the scene in tsunami-struck Sri Lanka, reported on a fatal bridge collapse in Portugal, covered a tunnel blaze in Baltimore, and exposed fundamental design failings in the Windsor’s Jubilee River. ...

All posts from: May 2011

Sustainable aspirations are undermined by compromise

Posted by Mark HansfordTue, 24 May 2011

This week, according to housing minister Grant Shapps at least, was “an historic turning point” in the UK’s drive to slash carbon emissions and tackle climate change. New government standards, unveiled by Shapps, aim to ensure that every home built after 2016 be “zero carbon”.

Why London needs more railways

Posted by Mark HansfordWed, 11 May 2011

Last week former London mayor Ken Livingstone used the London Transport Awards to set out the case for not just Crossrail, not just Crossrails 1 and 2, but Crossrails 2 and 3 as well.