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Richard Bennett

Stories

  • British weather - envy of EuropeSubscription

    1 January, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Britain's first offshore windfarm came on stream last month. Richard Bennett reports on how underwater foundations play a key role in the siting of this increasingly popular energy source.

  • Disruptive influenceSubscription

    1 January, 2001Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Imminent changes to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 are likely to help tip the balance towards trenchless technology by charging clients and their contractors for occupying road space. Richard Bennett weighs up the proposals.

  • Down on the windfarmSubscription

    14 December, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Britain's first offshore windfarm came on stream last week. Richard Bennett reports on how underwater foundations have played a key role.

  • Engineering acrobaticsSubscription

    14 December, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    A French-Canadian spectacular opens tonight - at a derelict London power station. Richard Bennett reports on the civil engineers who have run away to join the show.

  • Fundamental ground revivalSubscription

    14 December, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Foundations in peaty ground are always a challenge. But when the site is also contaminated and in a floodplain over an aquifer then it calls for every trick in the book. Richard Bennett reports from Bury St Edmunds.

  • Stepping over the marshesSubscription

    14 December, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Crossing the west Thames marshes is a major challenge for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Richard Bennett reports on an innovative series of pile tests which could provide the solution.

  • Grinding extends track lifeSubscription

    1 December, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    FAILURE OF the broken rail which caused the fatal train crash near Hatfield, UK could have been prevented if Railtrack had adopted a North American rail grinding technique, where it has been used since the 1970s.

  • ESCAPE ROUTESSubscription

    23 November, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Fire protection engineers this week called for a shake-up of tunnel fire regulations throughout Europe following the Kaprun blaze which killed 156 people.

  • Losing street credibilitySubscription

    23 November, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The Government is planning to charge utilities for digging up the road. It may prove to be a difficult task. Richard Bennett reports.

  • Street works scheme put to the test in central LondonSubscription

    23 November, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    CENTRAL LONDON is to pilot a scheme of co-ordinating street works from January.

All by Richard Bennett