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A14 machine control systems are being used on the muckshift

Machine Team | A14 UpgradeSubscription

13 December, 2018Updated: 14 December, 2018 By Tyler Byrd

Preparations to use autonomous plant typify the innovative approach adopted to upgrading a section of the A14 to motorway status.

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    Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By

    Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.

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    Future of Bridges | Monitoring the Forth Road BridgeSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By Ruby Kitching

    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.

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    Future of Bridges | Replacing the Polcevera ViaductSubscription

    15 November, 2018Updated: 15 November, 2018 By

    Operators of the Polcevera Viaduct which collapsed in Genoa in August claim the damaged structure can be rebuilt in eight months. We assess the options.

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    Predictive maintenance for Dutch railSubscription

    14 November, 2018 By

    Engineers in the Netherlands have improved rail reliability by taking a new, predictive approach to track maintenance.

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    Low carbon | Cost equationSubscription

    14 November, 2018 By NCE Editorial

    Cutting carbon saves cost. Five years after publication of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, the evidence is compelling.

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    Rail | Derby Station RemodellingSubscription

    8 October, 2018 By Tyler Byrd

    Heat and dust presented unexpected challenges this summer, during the three month, £200M remodelling of Derby’s strategically located railway station.

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    TechFest | Innovation in ActionSubscription

    8 October, 2018 By

    The work of Britain’s most innovative teams and civil engineering companies has been recognised with coveted TechFest Awards at New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation & Technology.

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    Special report | Behind Crossrail's 12 month delaySubscription

    17 September, 2018 By ,

    Crossrail has confirmed that Elizabeth Line services between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south east of the capital will not open until autumn 2019.

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Bryden Wood calls for open source constructionSubscription

30 November, 2018 By

Adopting standardised, open source and automated design in the construction sector is the way to ensure we meet the government’s Construction 2025 targets for productivity and climate change, says architectural firm Bryden Wood.  

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Submersible drones deployed at Thames Estuary Subscription

28 November, 2018 By

A new generation of specialised drones is enabling flood defences along the Thames Estuary to be monitored in much greater detail and at lower cost, it has been revealed.

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