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Sarah Rana


  • MPs have backed extensions to fuel duty to deal with increased congestion

    Government urged to detach road charging from TIF fundingSubscription

    24 July, 2009

    MPs have urged the government to justify road user charging in order to fund transport improvements in the future, and suggested removing congestion charging as a condition of schemes receiving Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) cash.

  • Detroit bridge collapse

    Tanker blaze brings down Detroit bridgeSubscription

    23 July 2009

    A fuel tanker explosion and subsequent fire last week caused a reinforced concrete bridge to collapse onto the Interstate 75 motorway in the Hazel Park suburb of Detroit, United States.

  • Bllur Slough Bus station

    Slough town centre plans get go aheadSubscription

    22 July, 2009

    The regenration masterplan for Slough has been given the go-ahead by Slough Borough Council’s planning committee.

  • US stimulus package kickstarts major Ohio bridge resurfacingSubscription

    22 July, 2009

    The US economic stimulus package is to help cover a major bridge resurfacing project of £6.2m in Ohio, USA.

  • swine flu

    Construction industry swine flu guidelines issuedSubscription

    22 July, 2009

    Engineers have been warned: ‘not to panic’ in the face of the growing Swine Flue pandemic, despite the death-toll rising from 17 to 29 last week, however many companies have put contingency measures into place regardless.

  • 2012 Olympic Handball arena

    London 2012 Olympics remains on time and on budgetSubscription

    21 July, 2009

    The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games remain on time and on budget according to new data published this week by the Government and Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

  • sears

    A new Skydeck for Chicago's Sears Tower Subscription

    20 July, 2009

    The new Sky deck observation boxes have been masterfully built by the means of engineers at Halcrow Yolles who have been at the heart of detailed design for all the glass and steel components.

  • Bridge collapses in Detroit following a fuel tanker explosionSubscription

    17 July, 2009

    A fuel tanker explosion has caused an overhead bridge to collapse in Detroit, Michigan

  • Crossrail landscape  piling rig

    Mott MacDonald leaps into lead on Crossrail design contracts Subscription

    16 July, 2009Updated: 17 July, 2009

    Mott MacDonald has scooped two more Crossrail design contracts making it the biggest winner of work on the £16bn project to date.

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    A new beach for BlackpoolSubscription

    14 July, 2009

    A brand-new beach has appeared on Blackpool promenade providing residents and visitors alike with the opportunity to sharpen up on their beach sports skills - or simply to chill out in style - regardless of whether the tide is in or out.

All by Sarah Rana