This Month | Future of Bridges
Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription
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.
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.
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.
Circular Economy | Infrastructure's RoleSubscription
The circular economy aims to retain materials in use as long as possible. Can infrastructure play its part?
Civils 4.0 | Future PresentSubscription
Modern technology is set to drive a step change in construction productivity as more and more projects adopt drones, sensors and the Internet of Things.
Facing Down the Floods | Managed ReponseSubscription
Flood management in the future means accepting that flooding will happen and putting measures in place for quick recovery.
Inspiring Interchanges | Joined up thinkingSubscription
The National Infrastructure Commission’s (NIC’s) first national assessment of the nation’s infrastructure needs was published in July.
Water Resilience | Avoiding ShortagesSubscription
Regulator Ofwat wants lower water bills but that could come with the risk of drought orders.
Connecting cities | Future transportSubscription
New technologies and population growth will require a rethink in road provision planning. 2050 will look very different from 2020 and probably nothing like we imagine it today.
Growing cities | Human JungleSubscription
Two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, and cities are having to grow rapidly to cope with this influx.
Customer First | Engaging with oppositionSubscription
Here’s a tale of two tunnels. One is wanted by local people but is not being offered; another is being driven forward, but with mixed local response and significant national and international opposition.
Modern buildings could last 1,000 years. Understanding how to renew and reinvent them will stretch the skills of engineers, starting now.
Crunching Carbon | Urgent call to actionSubscription
Two years on from the historic COP21 deal on climate change, global carbon emissions are higher than ever. What is going to force civil engineers into action?