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Architect Lord Foster, famous for his work on the Millennium Bridge and British Museum Great Court, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The award is in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of the built environment and his support to the engineering profession. Lord Foster received his fellowship from ICE president Mark Whitby this week.

Transport minister David Jamieson launches the Highways Agency's new procurement strategy today, in a bid to speed up delivery of schemes on motorways and strategic roads in England and improve services for drivers.

Vic Coleman, chief inspector of Her Majesty's Rail Inspectorate (HMRI), is to move to a new post at the Health & Safety Executive's Safety Policy Directorate. Lord Cullen's report into the Ladbroke Grove rail crash called for the HMRI to be placed under the direction of a new person of 'outstanding managerial ability'.

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