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Ruby Kitching

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  • Forth

    Future of Bridges | Monitoring the Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018

    Structural health monitoring gives assurance that the 54 year-old Forth Road Bridge is in fine form, while machine-learning will soon be predicting where any weaknesses are developing.

  • Truss end links

    1960s 'design oversight' cause of Forth Road Bridge truss end link failure Subscription

    15 November, 2018Comments (1)

    The failure of the pin that caused the truss-end link fracture on the Forth Road Bridge may have been due to an original 1960s design oversight.

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    New steel structures guide publishedSubscription

    16 April, 2018

    Technical forum Steel Bridge Group’s latest publication supports an efficiency drive spearheaded by Highways England and Network Rail. 

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    Smart Infrastructure | Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    19 July, 2017

    The Scottish Parliament’s inquiry into the closure of the Forth Road Bridge in December 2015 following the discovery of a fractured truss-end link concluded that, “the failure had been unforeseen and unforeseeable”.

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    Smart Infrastructure | OverviewSubscription

    11 July, 2017

    Smart infrastructure, smart cities, big data and the internet of things. These are some of the many terms used to describe a world that functions more efficiently than the one we live in now.

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    Sharing Crossrail innovationsSubscription

    19 April, 2017

    The word “innovative” gets bandied about a lot in civil engineering, tagged along with new ideas or techniques to express a higher level of thinking and improved outcome.

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    Tunnelling | Northern Line extensionSubscription

    17 March, 2017Comments (2)

    London’s Tube network is being extended for the first time in a decade.

  • Businesswoman

    Engineering Equality: Build in the female factorSubscription

    23 December, 2014

    Engineering firms must make gender diversity an integral part of their business strategy to have a chance of achieving a sustainable gender-balanced and, therefore, more successful workforce.

  • Network Rail

    Engineering Equality: Network Rail chief on creating a level playing fieldSubscription

    23 December, 2014

    Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has signed up to WISE’s 10 steps initiative, but has also gone a step further by setting even tougher targets, including more than doubling the proportion of women in his organisation in just four years. 

  • Sophie McPhillips

    Graduate awards: Future faces of excellenceSubscription

    17 December, 2014

    This year’s Graduate Awards winners are already showing exceptional levels of leadership and ability, using their passion for civil engineering to inspire young people and to create a sustainable future for all.

All by Ruby Kitching