Civil engineering news as it happens from New Civil Engineer
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Today's News Headlines
Key players in the UK construction market – Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci, Bachy, Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty – have been named as the preferred bidders to build the mega sewer tunnel under the River Thames, it has been revealed today.
A senior client figure has criticised a lack of action to improve safety and equality in the construction industry.
News In Depth
Driverless cars could eventually be programmed to run complete journeys at the press of a button, radically altering the type of transport infrastructure needed across the UK, a key figure has predicted.
The Highways Agency is taking some of its roads maintenance work back in-house, but it denies that asset support contracts (ASCs) will be phased out.
Environment Agency chairman Sir Philip Dilley has rejected claims from MPs that there is a £600M “black hole” in England’s flood defence budget.
Mean streets: Three cyclists have been killed in the past two weeks
Any new River Thames crossing in the heart of London faces formidable regulatory constraints.
The Walton Bridge Project’s vision was to replace two life expired and utilitarian bridges with an iconic structure. The resulting slender yet dramatic hexagonal curved ivory coloured steel arches also provide a legacy for the local community.
Growth in international projects and key frameworks with Network Rail and the Highways Agency are generating a big demand for bridge engineers in design and asset management.
WSP principal engineer, infrastructure, Debashish Mukherjee describes what attracted him to becoming a bridge engineer.
This week's top story
Special report: Infrastructure in 2015
The world of civil engineering is changing fast. Technology is now there to radically change how we build. But it’s also challenging what we build and why. New skills are needed and new technologies need to be embraced.
Bridges. Those most iconic of engineering structures. This week we have got three for your delectation - all in various stages of their lifecycles, and all with fascinating stories to tell.
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