This Month | Future of Highways Maintenance
Future of Highways Maintenance | Time for changeSubscription
Ageing highways infrastructure is a growing problem worldwide but one that is felt particularly acutely in large parts of the UK, where the conflicting demands of increasingly heavy usage and challenging budgets mean a constant struggle to maintain road conditions.
As Highways England reaches the halfway point in its road maintenance shake up, New Civil Engineer looks back at how things were, how things are and asks if things have really changed.
Future of Highways Maintenance | 3D printingSubscription
Innovative research into 3D printed asphalt is resulting in unforeseen findings of potentially considerable significance to highways surfacing maintenance.
Future of Buildings | New DevelopmentsSubscription
Buildings are on the cusp of a revolution.
Future of Tunnelling | Innovation is on the waySubscription
Improvements in technology, practice, productivity and safety are all in the pipeline for a tunnelling industry needing to reinforce its reputation for delivery.
Future of Energy | Power ShiftSubscription
The global energy sector is facing a major transformation, as electrification grows, renewables use expands, oil production is transformed and there is resurgent demand for natural gas.
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.
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.