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Tunnels | Norway's Follo LineSubscription
With a compressive strength of up to 300MPa, the gneiss in Oslo is one of the hardest rocks ever successfully excavated with mechanised tunnelling technology.
Government recognition of project teams that are seeking to raise the bar on delivery and provide better outcomes to society is now on offer from the British Construction Industry Awards.
Exclusive | Motts chair Keith Howells to retireSubscription
Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells is to retire in June after being in the position since January 2011.
Network Rail’s new chief executive Andrew Haines offers New Civil Engineer a refreshing candour and no-nonsense attitude.
New Civil Engineer has fallen foul of the Crossrail 2 PR machine this month by daring to suggest that the cost of London’s next mega- project had “ballooned” from £30bn to £40bn.
Bechtel has lodged a High Court claim against High Speed 2 promoter HS2 Ltd after losing out on the £1bn contract to build Old Oak Common station in west London.
Microsoft targets construction with new HoloLensSubscription
Use of mixed reality apps on construction sites has taken a practical step forward with the launch of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 - the next generation of its wearable holographic computer.
Profile | PCSGSubscription
Transforming the procurement and delivery of civil engineering projects is a major issue for the industry at large. Leading the way are specialist SME companies like PCSG.
Losing bidders for High Speed 2’s (HS2’s) key London stations contracts are considering challenging the contract award decisions, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
This is the March 2019 issue of New Civil Engineer; which means that by the end of the calendar month Britain should have exited the European Union (EU).
High Speed 2’s London stations will cost almost a third less to build with Mace, Dragados, Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Systra named as construction partners on the jobs.
Growing fears about a so-called hard Brexit and other moves worldwide to introduce “divisive” trade barriers have prompted global engineering consultancy body the Federation Internationale des Ingenieurs Conseil (Fidic) to take the unprecedented step of speaking out and warning of the risks to the industry and to infrastructure investment.
Former HS2 Ltd chair Sir Terry Morgan has said High Speed 2’s (HS2’s) £27bn first phase should initially terminate at Old Oak Common in west London, as a cost cutting measure.
Crossrail dynamic testing setbacks detailedSubscription
A second attempt to begin dynamic testing on the Elizabeth line is due this month after a false start last year.
Crossrail delay warnings 'suppressed by TfL'Subscription
Crossrail chief executive Mark Wild’s detailed exposé of the Crossrail programme’s delays were not actually the main order of business for the London Assembly’s transport committee meeting on 9 January.
This month’s New Civil Engineer was intended to be future looking as we explore innovations in our Future of Tunnelling special.
Crossrail bosses are negotiating extra payments to its contractors so that they can finish remaining Crossrail station works, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
True scale of Crossrail problems laid bareSubscription
The full scale of Crossrail’s problems have been laid bare with stations now revealed to be at the centre of ‘‘three more years’’ of work needed to open the catastrophically delayed metro.
The so-called Year of Engineering is gone. Let’s make 2019 the year of innovation: the industry needs it.
New Civil Engineer has teamed up with leading stormwater management solutions provider Wavin to provide you with a fun quiz to test your knowledge of the civil engineering year that was 2018.