Mark Hansford's stories
Unsung heroes of the ICESubscription
THE ICE has many roles. Its key objective is in providing services to its members that 'promote the acquisition of that species of knowledge which constitutes the profession of a Civil Engineer'.
Council votes for single membership next yearSubscription
INCORPORATED ENGINEERS qualifying after 1 January 2001 will be able to use the title MICE, after a historic vote was taken this week by the Institution of Civil Engineers' Council.
FUEL SHORTAGES caused by last week's oil refinery blockades were within 48 hours of paralysing large parts of the civil engineering sector it emerged this week.
M74 Glasgow link will be delivered says BoyackSubscription
COMPLETION OF the M74 link in Glasgow has been made a top priority by Scottish transport minister Sarah Boyack.
As more construction professionals get access to the internet, the industry must embrace the technology to do business better. Mark Hansford finds out how.
ECGD toughens project criteriaSubscription
EXPORT GUARANTEE agency ECGD is toughening its stance on projects it underwrites in a bid to reduce the amount of money it has to pay out to settle unpaid loans from developing countries.
Government lifts gas power banSubscription
TRADE SECRETARY Stephen Byers this week lifted a two year ban on gas fired power station construction and immediately approved six new schemes.
THE ENGINEERING Council has threatened to strip the ICE of its licence to professionally qualify engineers unless swift changes are made to its professional qualification process, NCE learned this week.
That sinking feelingSubscription
Immersed tube tunnelling is a firmly established engineering method, yet a tunnel now under construction in the heart of Europort is giving Dutch engineers plenty of fresh challenges.
Blair promise to resurface A30 in doubtSubscription
RESIDENTS LIVING on a noisy 8km section of the A30 between Straightway Head and Sowton in Devon fear the Government will delay the promised replacement of the concrete carriageway with quieter asphalt.