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Unite union demands explanation after construction worker killed in a Crossrail tunnel.
News In Depth
Consultants large and small have made the shortlist later this month at NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year 2014.
Energy firm says Bridgwater scheme could hold back sea after heavy rain.
Transport links must go hand in hand with new housing says London First.
The team working to get London’s £4bn super sewer through the planning process faces a fraught fortnight after a request for extra time was declined.
Network Rail has said the storm-hit Dawlish railway line could re-open on 4 April, well ahead of schedule.
As Britain continues to be battered by a seemingly endless cycle of winter storms, a cynicism is emerging about the reactions of Britain’s politicians. There are doubts about whether they care quite so much about the people at the receiving end as they do about scoring political points.
UK government clients are frequently attacked for stifling innovation with conservative approaches to procurement. Can the Royal Academy of Engineering, with the help of the UK’s most recognisable and recognised engineer Sir John Armitt, change that?
Concrete is at the heart of the repairs to the Great Western Railway at Dawlish in Devon after the devastation caused by last month’s floods.
Cantilever formwork travellers have speeded up construction of two dramatic bridges on Europe’s new high speed road network.
NCE Video special
NCE deputy editor Mark Hansford reports from the British Construction Industry Awards and interviews Ray O'Connor, chief executive of headline sponsor Topcon. O'Connor offers his insights into what drives innovation and where the UK sits in the global infrastructure race.
Transport for London (TfL) had a technology innovation day last week. I can’t say what was discussed as media were excluded (it’s a common occurrence in our industry; we do so like to share innovation), but one thing that did emerge publicly was a transport health action plan. Claimed to be the world’s first, it sets out how TfL is working to improve the health of people in the Capital.
Special report: Infrastructure in 2014
Electricity market reform, as detailed in the government’s Energy Bill, is expected to take hold by next summer, putting an end to uncertainty and delays to nuclear and renewable power new-build projects.
The prolonged and persistent rainfall in Somerset flooded up to 40 properties last month. With more than twice the average rainfall for the time of year, the Environment Agency said it was doing everything it could to pump water off the Somerset Levels as quickly as river and tide levels allow. Existing flood defences protected over 200m2 of land and 3,500 properties, including in the surrounding towns of Langport, Martock, Ilchester and Ham.
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