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  • Rail: Building information modelling

    13-May-2014

    An academy for BIM learning and development set up by Crossrail and Bentley Systems may soon find a place on most mega-projects.
  • A twist in the tale: Victoria Street, London

    10-Feb-2014

    Inventive site logistics and complex temporary works are vital for deep basement work in central London.
  • Infrastructure in 2014: BIM puts design into the fast lane

    1-Jan-2014

    Building information modeling is evolving fast. It is becoming the norm in railways roads and utilities.
  • Gatwick’s pier ­pressure

    17 October 2013

    London’s second largest international airport is replacing one of the original piers on its South Terminal to improve efficiency and passenger experience.
  • Concrete: The rock solid case for precast

    20 December 2012

    It has become almost almost a cliché, but is still true, that the construction industry can learn lessons from manufacturing to streamline and improve the way projects are run.
  • Construction equipment: Global work props up UK companies

    20 December 2012

    The tough times of the last few years have taken their toll on everyone, not least those in the temporary works business. But for firms with an international spread there have been bright patches and a chance, and a necessity, to move flexibly in the market.
  • Crossrail restarts piling and utilities work after explosion

    20 December 2012

    Crossrail restarted most of its piling and utility diversion work on Monday after an explosion last Wednesday.
  • Futureproofing cities: Taking a holistic look at tomorrow's city

    20 December 2012

    Widespread city growth in the developing world is a challenge for the infrastructure builders, but an opportunity too for integrated development.
  • Protestor action stops Bexhill to Hastings link

    20 December 2012

    Anti-roads protestors last week halted work on the £94M Bexhill to Hastings link road in East Sussex.
  • Reading upgrade proves a thriller

    23-Nov-2012

    Bridge slide methods and large scale prefabrication have solved tight site constraint challenges on the massive Reading station expansion project, as Adrian Greeman discovers.
  • Back to basics

    15 November 2012

    Case is aiming at the top position with its new wheeled excavator, as Adrian Greeman reports from the firm’s Paris testing ground.
  • Europe’s Mixed Fortunes

    15 November 2012

    Austerity cuts in infrastructure spending are finally taking their toll on Europe’s construction equipment makers, as Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Southend pier: Bringing culture to Essex

    18 October 2012

    Pre-assembly of a complex steel frame building and a big floating lift have given Southend-on-Sea’s famous pier a new focal point.
  • BIM: Grasping the nettle

    9 August 2012

    Building Information Modelling is becoming increasingly sophisticated, although Adrian Greeman says that the complexity of civil engineering projects means that many have yet to fully embrace it.
  • Drains for brains

    28 June 2012

    Medieval watercourses, a flat landscape and green belt restrictions are key constraints for a new drainage scheme in Cambridge reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Water Works

    15 December 2011

    Groundworks for new housing in Kings Langley include reworking an old mill race and diverting a side branch to the Grand Union Canal. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman
  • Bim is the word

    01 December 2011

    BIM is the industry buzzword this year. But does everyone know what it really means? Adrian Greeman finds out.
  • Indian slope tricks

    01 December 2011

    Extremely high reinforced earth embankments with near vertical facings are breaking records on the Sikkim airport project in India. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • On The Renewable Road

    27 October 2011

    Floating roads on timber brush and geotextiles are helping expand Scotland’s largest onshore wind farm. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • All Hands To The Pump House

    27 October 2011

    Historical research and site investigation have been combined by consultant CampbellReith to devise a remedial underpin for an historic building in Chatham, writes Adrian Greeman
  • Remake remodel rebuild

    13 October 2011

    Completion of Heathrow Terminal 5 has made it possible to redistribute capacity to enable the remodelling of Terminal 2 to take place. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • A New Way Of Working

    29 September 2011

    A new system for design and construction planning - being trialled on London’s £14.5bn Crossrail project - could cut billions of pounds in wastage if applied across the industry. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Digging For Gold

    25 August 2011

    A major hillside excavation and complex foundation works have been necessary to create a new tower block in Monaco. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Precision Piling

    25 August 2011

    Plunge column piles for the Tottenham Court Road Tube station upgrade are among the largest in Europe, and must be installed to extremely tight tolerances. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • The Long And Short Of It

    25 August 2011

    Bored piles for bridges, precast for an embankment, wick drains and surcharges are all part of work on the Sittingbourne relief road in Kent. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Bridges: Road to recovery on the Isle of Grain

    11 August 2011

    Drivers heading for the Isle of Grain’s container port and LNG terminal are taken aback by the number of fading flower bouquets tied to lampposts on the road across this exposed former marshland on the Kent coast.
  • Track And Cut Undercut

    28 July 2011

    Work is almost complete on road improvements in the Birmingham suburb of Selly Oak. The complex project involved passing beneath a railway line and adjacent canal and brought many challenges. Adrian Greeman reports
  • Bauer's Survival Guide

    28 July 2011

    German pile equipment maker and foundation contractor Bauer is growing steadily having ridden out 2008’s world downturn. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Hidden In The Lowlands

    28 July 2011

    Gabion faced embankments are helping a new water treatment plant blend into the landscape. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman
  • Through road

    1-Jul-2011

    Work is almost complete on road improvements in the Birmingham suburb of Selly Oak. The complex project involved passing beneath a railway line and adjacent canal and brought many challenges. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • The Inside Track

    30 June 2011

    A mobile grout plant and a double jointed drill mount are among several innovations speeding soil nailing work for the new M1 hard shoulder running scheme. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman
  • Turning the Tide

    28-Jun-2011

    Construction of Venice’s gigantic flood defence scheme is racing ahead. Adrian Greeman reports on the fabrication of the massive concrete caissons that will house the steel floodgates.
  • A world of work

    09 June 2011

    Completion of the 57km long deep Gotthard rail tunnel in the Swiss Alps in May, the gathering momentum on London’s complex Crossrail project and the deployment of the world biggest tunnel boring machine (TBM) for a road in Italy this year are aspects of a construction industry sector that is booming like never before.
  • Making it clear

    09 June 2011

    Tens of billions of pounds are being wasted by the construction industry’s inefficient handling of project documentation.
  • Transfer structure

    17-May-2011

    The towering Cheese Grater office development in London will include a geothermal component in its energy regime, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • In The Transfer Market

    21 April 2011

    The towering “Cheese Grater” office development in London will include a geothermal component in its energy regime, reports Adrian Greeman
  • Take To The Road

    31 March 2011

    Bachy Soletanche, better known for its work on mega-projects, is undertaking a much smaller £2.5M project to improve the A46 in Gloucester. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Acid Test

    30-Mar-2011

    A testing laboratory is playing an important role in a contaminated land clean-up contract in Derbyshire. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Morgan Sindall quits piling market

    10 March 2011

    Contractor Morgan Sindall has become the latest firm to pull out of the piling market.
  • Acid Test

    24 February 2011

    A testing laboratory is playing an important role in a contaminated land clean-up contract in Derbyshire. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Wakefield Wakes Up

    24 February 2011

    New biodiverse wetlands and recreational enhancements are a useful by-product from the EA’s major flood protection works in Wakefield near Leeds. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • BIM: Model behaviour

    23-Feb-2011

    Reconstruction of the Golden Gate Bridge approach in San Francisco shows new possibilities for BIM methods in civil engineering.
  • May Gurney Piling division reborn as GM Piling

    15-Feb-2011

    The core of the piling division, closed down by contractor May Gurney in December last year, has joined a new company.
  • Steady Work, Innovative Ideas

    27 January 2011

    Innovative ground engineering solutions were celebrated at the 2010 Fleming awards last month. By Adrian Greeman
  • Light Relief

    27 January 2011

    An innovative interlocking piled solution has been devised to strengthen the base of The Needles lighthouse off the Isle of Wight. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Still Heading For The Bottom

    27 January 2011

    Tough times show no sign of letting up in the lighter end of the piling market. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    27 January 2011

    Technical innovation, stubbornness and persistence were required in equal measure to achieve the recent breakthrough on the Gotthard base tunnel, winner of the prize for projects over £1bn at the NCE Tunnelling Awards. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Slowing the flow

    26-Jan-2011

    New biodiverse wetlands and recreational enhancements are a useful by-product from the Environment Agency’s major flood protection works in Wakefield reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Blackfriars: Spanning the Thames

    9 September 2010

    Work at Blackfriars is cleverly using abandoned bridge piers to create a wide new cross river station.
  • Farringdon: Central London rail hub

    9 September 2010

    A clever mix of extensions, innovation, structural improvement and new infrastructure is needed to draw out the potential of the tightly constrained Farringdon station.
  • M1 Widening: The Big Squeeze

    1-Sep-2010

    Exceptionally detailed site organisation, combined with tight logistics, has allowed contractor group MVM to finish an M1 motorway widening ahead of schedule and with minimised traffic disruption. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Back to school

    1-Sep-2010

    The civils job market is tougher than ever, and a strong qualification can help get you ahead of the competition.
  • Highway innovations: Wall-to-wall blocks

    4-Aug-2009

    Two variants on the reinforced earth wall, one with a “green” vegetated facing, and one with stone-textured blocks, have been proving their worth in Ireland, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • CEEQUAL: green gets seen

    28-May-2009

    Ten years after it was first proposed, the CEEQUAL scheme for assessing and rating the environmental quality of civil engineering projects is becoming mainstream, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Team spirit: Minworth Sewage Treatment works

    14-May-2009

    Close cooperation between client and contractor helped save time and money on Severn Trent’s biggest current construction project. Adrian Greeman reports from Minworth Sewage Treatment works.
  • Under the hammer

    14-May-2009

    A high speed rail tunnel, buried power lines, densely packed streets and underground services, are among the obstacles facing contractor, consultant and client alike on the new West Ham sewer tunnel in east London. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Ship Shape

    6-Mar-2009

    Following last week’s announcement of a review for London’s Gateway port scheme, the big surprise is that most of the world’s port authorities and shipping operators are retaining their plans for expansion despite the credit crunch.
  • Keller orders fall after strong 2008

    5 March 2009

    Geotechnical contractor Keller posted recession-busting results for 2008 this week. But the company warned that 2009 would be tougher with revenues expected to fall
  • Engineers give Obama first appraisal

    24-Feb-2009

    Climate change pledges by the new US White House are a significant and real policy change according to an expert assessment, although new plans may take longer to implement than rhetoric suggests.
  • Cameron would axe Infrastructure Planning Commission

    17-Feb-2009

    The Conservatives would abolish the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), established under powers set out in the Planning Act to decide which large infrastructure projects of national importance should go ahead.
  • Subway Switch

    20-Jan-2009

    New underground passages are being threaded through high rise buildings, and across underground stations to join up New York’s fragmented Subway system.
  • Delhi metro elevated span collapses under construction

    20-Oct-2008

    Mechanical failure in a launching gantry is being blamed for collapse of an elevated metro span under construction in Indian capital New Dehli on Sunday.
  • Lotus on legs

    11-Jun-2008

    Major design and construction challenges must be tackled to build Singapore's new Marina Bay Sands integrated resort. Report by Adrian Greeman.
  • Muck and grout

    24-Apr-2008

    About 13,000 bores using 193,000m of drilling is needed to grout old mine workings on a Scottish site. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Foam Tastic

    9-Apr-2008

    Contractors have been using high-volume resin foam to fill in old subways on a Rochdale road scheme.
  • Taking The Strain

    5-Mar-2008

    A water filled dam system and a cooperative canal manager can help to ease the pressure on replacing a railway bridge in Hampshire. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • CAREER AHEAD

    5-Mar-2008

    A continuing emphasis on management skills is apparent in the range of both short and longer term MSc courses being offered to the industry. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • WYE AGAIN?

    28-Jan-2008

    A flood protection scheme is under construction in Hereford, but could it be too late? Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Open Up

    23-Jan-2008

    Local authority engineers at Barnet Council are having a tense time replacing two old rail bridges over the last few months. Report by Adrian Greeman.
  • Down town

    12-Dec-2007

    Birmingham's latest development includes a 44 storey tower with a five storey basement. Bachy Soletanche is just finishing the foundations.
  • Shaft Story

    4-Dec-2007

    After some delay a new sewerage scheme is under way for a picturesque harbour town on Scotland's North Sea coast.
  • Steel Town

    4-Dec-2007

    Britain's largest regeneration scheme is at the site of the old Ravenscraig steelworks.
  • Water special: Bradford beauty

    15-Oct-2007

    Extensive physical modelling has been used to refine and verify the hydraulics of Yorkshire Water's biggest treatment plant
  • A centuries old technique for river bank erosion control is being used on the Thames Estuary

    3-Oct-2007

    Since Roman times tied bundles of brushwood or 'fasces' have been known for their structural properties, finding their way into fortifications, dams and earth walls.
  • Kincardine Bridge - the longest push out

    4-Sep-2007

    The long, long push launch for the new road crossing at Kincardine in Scotland is just passing through its most complicated stage after successfully reaching the halfway point.
  • Kincardine Bridge - the longest push out

    4-Sep-2007

    The long, long push launch for the new road crossing at Kincardine in Scotland is just passing through its most complicated stage after successfully reaching the halfway point.
  • Experts attack post 9/11 safety standards

    5-Jul-2007

    News
  • Bridging the gap

    21-Jun-2007

    Surtees bridge - A high capacity crane capable of lifting massive prefabricated elements has been an essential element in the strategy for replacing the A66 Surtees bridge. Pictures and words by Adrian Greeman.
  • Sliding over the border

    21-Jun-2007

    Highways - A steel bridge slide over the river Esk will help complete the M6 project lling in a missing link. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Turning the drab into fab

    14-Jun-2007

    Regeneration - A notorious run down estate in Edinburgh is undergoing a radical overhaul using cutting-edge design reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Under pressure

    1-Jun-2007

    Geotechnics - Water saturation and a deep line through tough ground make the proposed Thames Tideway tunnel in England a challenge, says Adrian Greeman.
  • Road, river and rail

    1-May-2007

    West Coast Main Line - Bridges galore feature in a Galliford Try contract for ongoing West Coast Main Line widening improvements. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • UK's deepest tunnel needs tough machines, warn experts

    1-May-2007

    News
  • Under pressure

    19-Apr-2007

    Geotechnics Thames Tideway
  • UK's deepest tunnel needs tough machines, warn experts

    5-Apr-2007

    News
  • Under pressure

    5-Apr-2007

    Geotechnics - Water saturation and a deep line through potentially tough ground makes the proposed Thames Tideway tunnel a real challenge, says Adrian Greeman.
  • A BRIDGE SO FAR

    4-Apr-2007

    PILING & FOUNDATIONS
  • Preventative measures

    15-Mar-2007

    Flood protection - Careful reshaping of the river owing through a National Trust village aims to prevent future ood disasters. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Road, river and rail

    8-Mar-2007

    West Coast Main Line - Bridges galore feature in a Galliford Try contract for ongoing West Coast Main Line widening improvements. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Push over piles

    1-Feb-2007

    Foundations - Massive piles are being installed for what will be the world's second longest incrementally launched bridge. Adrian Greeman reports from east Scotland.
  • Difficult approach

    18-Jan-2007

    M9 extension - Keeping the trafc running is key for Morrison Construction as it widens the southern approach to Scotland's Forth Road Bridge. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Figuring it out

    1-Jan-2007

    Bridges - Specially designed gantries supplied by the UK's Dorman Long Technology have just begun lifting deck segments for the world's longest cable stay bridge. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Onkalo below

    1-Jan-2007

    Finland waste storage - With the UK tentatively edging towards a nuclear renaissance, eyes are on Finland, the first country to tackle underground disposal. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Push over piles

    14-Dec-2006

    Kincardine Bridge - Massive piles are being installed for what will be the world's second longest incrementally launched bridge. Adrian Greeman reports from east Scotland.
  • Making inroads in Canada

    1-Dec-2006

    Highways - Road construction in the Canadian province of Alberta is booming on the back of a new economic boom. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • OSLO ON SONG

    1-Dec-2006

    NORWAY
  • SPACE OF WASTE

    1-Dec-2006

    INNOVATION
  • Onkalo below

    30-Nov-2006

    Finland waste storage - With the UK tentatively edging towards a nuclear renaissance, eyes are on Finland, the first country to tackle underground disposal. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Challenging chips

    16-Nov-2006

    Environment and waste - Building a wood chip storage building for a new biomass power station has required some complex concreting, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Figuring it out

    16-Nov-2006

    Sutong - Specially designed gantries supplied by the UK's Dorman Long Technology have just begun lifting deck segments for the world's longest cable stay bridge. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Elgin marvel

    9-Nov-2006

    Elgin to Mossend - A main line in Scotland is being improved for heavier freight - hopefully without any disruption, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Parallel lines

    9-Nov-2006

    Rail - Mountains, wetlands and rising ground levels are among the challenges facing engineers building Sweden's Botnia Banan railway. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Northern song

    26-Oct-2006

    Oslo Opera House Tilting angles and a low-rise abstract shape make the new Oslo Opera House a complex feat of engineering. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Rocky mountain high

    12-Oct-2006

    Vancouver - Environmental integration is a key element for a new UV water treatment works for Vancouver. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Joined-up thinking

    1-Oct-2006

    M20 junction - A novel bridge-stitching scheme over the M20 south of London is simply the result of a process of elimination, according to consultant Peter Brett Associates. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Cathodic education

    28-Sep-2006

    Cathodic protection - A high grade cathodic protection system is being installed to keep traffic running on the M40, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Making inroads in Canada

    28-Sep-2006

    Calgary - Road construction in the Canadian province of Alberta is booming on the back of a new economic boom. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Canada's hidden resource

    1-Sep-2006

    Energy - Searing energy prices worldwide are making long-forgotten sources economic. Adrian Greeman reports from Canada's oilsands.
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST

    1-Sep-2006

    OIL SANDS
  • Canada's hidden resource

    27-Jul-2006

    New sources - Searing energy prices worldwide are making long-forgotten sources economic. Adrian Greeman reports from Canada's oilsands.
  • Hidden depths

    11-May-2006

    Water and drainage - Early contractor involvement has helped construction of Scotland's £120M Milngavie water treatment plant. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Seabed sucker

    27-Apr-2006

    Suction piles - The deceptively simple 'suction pile' has taken off in recent years, driven by oil exploration and, increasingly, offshore windfarms, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Seabed sucker

    13-Apr-2006

    Geotechnics - The deceptively simple 'suction pile' has taken off in recent years, driven by oil exploration and, increasingly, offshore windfarms, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Learning on the road

    1-Mar-2006

    Highways Poland
  • Learning on the road

    19-Jan-2006

    Poland - An unusual concrete arch bridge is part of road upgrading for southern Poland. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Fast and loose

    15-Dec-2005

    Tunnelling - A patch of loose ground has stalled tunnelling on Iceland's big power scheme, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Time to settle up

    15-Dec-2005

    Unstable ground - A Scandinavian technique for stabilising ground with dry cement injection is being used to renovate flood embankments in east London, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Victorian values

    15-Dec-2005

    Screw piles - Booming demand for mobile phones is giving a major boost to a Victorian foundation technique.Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Playing by the rules

    24-Nov-2005

    New European waste management regulations posed a major problem for one central Scotland local authority, as Adrian Greeman discovered.
  • A man who does

    20-Oct-2005

    Solving practical problems has always been uppermost for Mark Enzer.The newly appointed director of the water utilities division at Mott MacDonald talks to Adrian Greeman.
  • Reinventing the wheel

    1-Oct-2005

    Energy - A mill renovation in Welwyn Garden City, UK, may give a new lease of life to an old technology - the water wheel. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Widening the options

    29-Sep-2005

    A92 upgrade - Scotland's biggest PFI road scheme is coming in a full seven months ahead of schedule, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Building blocks

    1-Sep-2005

    Education - Pupils return to school with a fresh challenge this month - a GCSE in Construction and the Built Environment. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Reinventing the wheel

    1-Sep-2005

    Energy - A mill renovation in Welwyn Garden City may give a new lease of life to an old technology - the water wheel.Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Santiago showcase

    1-Sep-2005

    Rail - Santiago metro in Chile is UK contractor Balfour Beatty Rail's first break into the South American market. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Points of reference

    14-Jul-2005

    Rail - Most of Britain's rail crossovers are made in one foundry just outside Edinburgh.Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • DEWATERING DOUNREAY

    1-Jun-2005

    At the Dounreay nuclear plant in Scotland work to clear a shaft full of radioactive waste begins in four years. By then it must be watertight. Adrian Greeman reports on an unusual grouting job.
  • Staying the course

    1-Jun-2005

    Bangkok - Bangkok is booming again, and the latest scheme features two cable stay bridges linked by an elegant sky-high interchange. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Treading carefully

    1-Jun-2005

    Geotechnics With 9km of its length below ground, the new Kallang-Paya Lebar highway in Singapore will boast south-east Asia's longest road tunnel. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Dounreay dry cleaning

    26-May-2005

    Feature - Nuclear waste
  • Water tight

    19-May-2005

    Water & drainageIn a bid to cut costs as they enter the next spending period, water companies are reappraising their supply chains.Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Staying the course

    12-May-2005

    Bangkok Bangkok is booming again, and the latest scheme features two cable stay bridges linked by an elegant sky-high interchange. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Brought to brook

    5-May-2005

    Regional spotlight - With little outside assistance available for a critical Newport fl ood defence scheme, fast work by the City Council saved the day, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • LOOK OUT BELOW

    1-May-2005

    An interchange station for Singapore's new Circle Line MRT is being dug out beneath two live rail lines. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • LOOK OUT BELOW - GEOTECHNICS OF TRANSPORT

    1-May-2005

    An interchange station for Singapore's new Circle Line MRT is being dug out beneath two live rail lines. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • ON WITH THE SHOW

    1-May-2005

    While Singapore focuses on the Nicoll Highway inquiry, Southeast Asia's longest road tunnel continues apace. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • ON WITH THE SHOW

    1-May-2005

    While Singapore focuses on the Nicholl Highway inquiry, Southeast Asia's longest road tunnel continues apace. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Out of the snake pit

    1-May-2005

    Airports - Giant 'supertrusses' feature on the new Bangkok airport. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman
  • STORIES OF THE SWAMP

    1-May-2005

    Dutch-style polders and thousands of wick drains feature on Bangkok's second international airport, which is finally nearing completion after a chequered history. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • STORIES OF THE SWAMP

    1-May-2005

    Dutch-style polders and thousands of wick drains feature on Bangkok's second international airport, which is finally nearing completion after a chequered history. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Taking a bow

    1-May-2005

    Structures - A lightweight concrete roof for the Serbian national stadium is still innovative despite a 13 year delay in completing the project. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Moving into the big league

    21-Apr-2005

    Ports & harbours - Dubai's almost incredible growth is driving an equally astonishing £15bn expansion of its port. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • New euro crash barriers claimed to threaten lives

    14-Apr-2005

    News
  • Treading carefully

    14-Apr-2005

    With 9km of its length below ground, the new Kallang-Paya Lebar highway in Singapore will boast south-east Asia's longest road tunnel. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Out of the snake pit

    7-Apr-2005

    Bangkok - Giant 'supertrusses' feature on the new Bangkok airport. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman
  • Contractors doubt capacity to meet new schools spend

    24-Mar-2005

    News
  • Experts reject Bridge wind protection

    17-Mar-2005

    News
  • Taking a bow

    17-Mar-2005

    Belgrade stadium - A lightweight concrete roof for the Serbian national stadium is still innovative despite a 13 year delay in completing the project. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Back on the roads again

    1-Mar-2005

    Highways - After 10 years of sanctions and heavy bombing, Serbia's roads are finally starting to be repaired. Story and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Flashing light

    10-Feb-2005

    The Environment Agency is adding flash flooding to its warning systems in the wake of the Boscastle disaster in Cornwall last summer.Adrian Greeman reports.
  • British crowd experts save lives at Haj

    3-Feb-2005

    News
  • Barcelona Metro collapse prompts NATM review

    1-Feb-2005

    News
  • The Millau's tale

    1-Feb-2005

    France's giant Millau Viaduct demonstrates the important contribution architects can make to civil engineering projects, Norman Foster tells Adrian Greeman.
  • Grouting ends salt mines' threat to town centre

    27-Jan-2005

    News
  • Boscastle study is basis for fl ash fl ood register

    20-Jan-2005

    News
  • Calls for wind shields after lorry falls off bridge

    20-Jan-2005

    News
  • Rescue mission

    1-Jan-2005

    Bridges Serbian reconstruction
  • Ofwat piles on pressure over water industry costs

    9-Dec-2004

    News
  • Egnatia - Making order from chaos

    1-Dec-2004

    Highways - Complex geology and archeological finds are continuing challenges on Greece's Egnatia highway. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman
  • Rescue mission

    11-Nov-2004

    Building a cable stayed bridge is complex enough. Repairing one which was half destroyed by NATO bombing is even more difficult. Report and photographs by Adrian Greeman.
  • Sleepers: the secret weapon

    4-Nov-2004

    Rail Maintenance
  • Bridges - Danube beats the blues

    7-Oct-2004

    Bratislava - Last month's floatout of a bowstring arch bridge over the River Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia, hit a nail biting hitch. Adrian Greeman was there.
  • Egnatia highway The long hop

    1-Oct-2004

    Bridges Greece's spectacular Egnatia highway is now over half complete, reports Adrian Greeman
  • Tests reveal concrete voids on defective Portsmouth tower

    1-Oct-2004

    News
  • Highways Making order from chaos

    30-Sep-2004

    Egnatia Complex geology and archeological finds are continuing challenges on Greece's Egnatia highway.
  • Delivering the goods

    23-Sep-2004

    Logistics - Creating a mini-city in Stockholm posed a major logistical problem.Adrian Greeman reports on the solution.
  • Ground Zero site workers sue over pollutants exposure

    23-Sep-2004

    news
  • New Zealand looks to UK for engineers

    16-Sep-2004

    News
  • Watching the waste line

    9-Sep-2004

    Terminal 5 Waste management
  • Spinnaker tower tests reveal 200 concrete voids

    2-Sep-2004

    ENGINEERS SAID this week that they had have found over 200 small voids in the central concrete core for Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower.
  • Ports and harbours - A port for any storm

    1-Aug-2004

    News - Hong Kong Special typhoon anchors for the cranes and a vast dredging operation are key features at CT9, Hong Kong's latest container terminal. Adrian Greeman reports
  • Contractors fined over hangar death

    15-Jul-2004

    A CROWN Court judge last week ordered contractors involved in a fatal accident at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool to pay fines and costs of almost £80,000.
  • Safety fears prompt second Frejus tunnel bore

    8-Jul-2004

    News
  • Glasgow drain brains

    1-Jul-2004

    Water and drainage - Sustainable drainage
  • Glasgow drain brains

    1-Jul-2004

    Water and drainage - Sustainable drainage
  • Blyth & Blyth trustees face legal summons at last

    17-Jun-2004

    News
  • A port for any storm

    10-Jun-2004

    Ports and harbours - Hong Kong
  • TfL scraps cycle lane where woman died

    3-Jun-2004

    TRANSPORT FOR London engineers last week removed a new cycle lane layout on Blackfriars Bridge after admitting it had been imposed without permission. The decision comes three weeks after a hospital worker was killed as she cycled north across the bridge.
  • Downhill all the way

    1-Jun-2004

    Structures Dubai mall
  • Power politics

    1-Jun-2004

    Structures Abu Dhabi power station
  • Glasgow drain brains

    20-May-2004

    Water and drainage Sustainable drainage
  • Split second timing for Gatwick bridge lift

    20-May-2004

    BRITAIN'S LONGEST airport link bridge was lifted into place across a major taxiway at Gatwick airport this week, four hours ahead of schedule.
  • 'Like travelling through a dark, fog-shrouded forest'

    13-May-2004

    Health and safety Consultant's trial collapses
  • ICE outlines vital water needs to MPs in climate change briefing

    6-May-2004

    ICE news
  • London to get desalination plant

    6-May-2004

    News
  • SHORE THING

    1-Apr-2004

    RECLAMATION
  • Eurotunnel will fold within two years without long term contracts

    12-Feb-2004

    EUROTUNNEL FACES financial collapse within two years unless it can lock cross channel passenger and freight train operators into long term access contracts, analysts said this week.
  • Praying for rain

    12-Feb-2004

    Flooding Somerset Levels
  • Consultant fights 'ideal' Kosovan's deportation

    5-Feb-2004

    News
  • Tailor-made points for Camden Town derailment site

    5-Feb-2004

    News
  • Preparing for take-off

    1-Feb-2004

    Making sure things go smoothly is the responsibility of Paul Fox, integration director for the T5 project Making sure that T5 works as part of the whole airport, and works well from the moment it opens is Paul Fox's preoccupation and will be for the next four years. A member of the Heathrow Airport Limited executive, he is integration director for the project.
  • The 'wow' factor

    1-Feb-2004

    Design
  • Unreinforced structures pushed up Iran death toll

    1-Feb-2004

    NEWS
  • Agency gears up for speedy response to ice

    29-Jan-2004

    INCREASED DELEGATION of decisions over when to grit roads was this week expected to help the Highways Agency respond quickly to of plunging temperatures forecast for the end of this week.
  • Lilley construction loses battle for survival

    22-Jan-2004

    OUTSTANDING DEBTS of £6M and severe cash flow problems last week scuppered Lilley Construction's efforts to trade its way out of trouble following the collapse of parent Sunley Turriff last year.
  • Computer holds clues to Clapham rail crane collapse

    8-Jan-2004

    COMPUTER FILES hold the key to the collapse of a Kirow rail mounted crane on to a busy south London railway line early on Monday morning, safety officials said this week.
  • Unreinforced structures pushed up Iran death toll

    8-Jan-2004

    LACK OF structural reinforcement was a major contributor to the heavy death toll caused by the Boxing Day earthquake in the Iranian city of Bam, engineers said this week.
  • Greece lightning

    1-Oct-2003

    Athens Olympics Progress
  • Aiming for a flying finish

    1-Sep-2003

    Bridges Rion Antirion
  • Always room for one more

    1-Sep-2003

    TUNNELLING
  • Aiming for a flying finish

    21-Aug-2003

    Bridges Rion Antirion
  • London tram to ease Tube crowds ahead of Crossrail

    21-Aug-2003

    CITY OF London engineers this week launched a drive to build a tram link to the captal's Square Mile in a bid to ease congestion on the area's busy public transport system.
  • Greece lightening

    7-Aug-2003

    Cover story: Athens Olympics
  • The water margin

    1-Aug-2003

    Roads Spain
  • Digging deep for inspiration

    10-Jul-2003

    Rail Barcelona metro
  • The water margin

    3-Jul-2003

    Cover story: Highways
  • Building flat out

    1-Apr-2003

    Rail
  • Six of the best

    1-Apr-2003

    GEOTECHNICS OF TRANSPORT
  • And your specialist subject is?

    6-Mar-2003

    Careers: Courses
  • Building flat out

    6-Mar-2003

    Cover story
  • Spinnaker Tower row ends as Portsmouth releases cash

    14-Nov-2002

    A LONG running dispute over the construction of Portsmouth's landmark Spinnaker Tower ended last week when the client and contractor formally agreed contract terms and revised costings.
  • Platforms for success

    7-Nov-2002

    Earthquakes Sakhalin
  • Staying in line

    24-Oct-2002

    Bridges Push launching
  • Riding the wave

    17-Oct-2002

    Water European directive
  • Water firms asked to bid for sewer flood money

    3-Oct-2002

    WATER COMPANIES were this week asked to make extra bids to deal with sewer flooding.
  • Pier pressure

    1-Oct-2002

    Bridge Rion Antirion
  • Double trouble

    1-Sep-2002

    Tunnels A86
  • Reaching a Peak

    1-Aug-2002

    Roads - Hong Kong
  • Cross country race

    1-May-2002

    South East Asia -Taiwan high speed rail: One of the world's largest construction projects is being pushed through in record time. Adrian Greeman reports on Taiwan's high speed rail link
  • Quake fells cranes from world's tallest tower

    1-May-2002

    NEWS
  • Towering ambitions

    1-May-2002

    South East Asia - High rise towers: High rise construction continues apace in Asia. Adrian Greeman reports from three projects, in Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Towering ambitions

    18-Apr-2002

    East Asia - High rise towers: High rise construction continues apace in Asia. Adrian Greeman reports from three projects, in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
  • World's tallest tower sheds cranes in quake

    11-Apr-2002

    INVESTIGATORS WERE this week focusing on fixing bolts and connector plates for two tower cranes which crashed to the ground from the half-completed Taipei Financial Centre in Taiwan during an earthquake on Easter Sunday.
  • A hard act to follow

    1-Feb-2002

    Tunnelling CTRL: One of the main challenges facing rail engineers on a twin bore crossing for the UK's Channel Tunnel Rail Link is cutting through football sized flint chunks and dealing with them. Adrian Greeman reports
  • Manhattan connection

    1-Feb-2002

    USA Transport: Preliminary work on a major scheme to ease the misery of New York's commuters is under way and a final funding decision is due within months. Adrian Greeman reports
  • A New Age solution

    31-Jan-2002

    Underground Groenehart
  • Dashing through the snow

    1-Dec-2001

    An advanced form of the 'white-tank'waterproof concrete system is helping speed up tunnelling work on the new Swiss high-speed railway. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Lateral thinking

    1-Dec-2001

    Concrete Tunnel formwork
  • Spreading wings

    1-Nov-2001

    Airports Madrid
  • Spreading wings

    4-Oct-2001

    AIRPORTS: Madrid - Madrid plans to be the gateway to Europe from South America, reports Adrian Greeman.
  • Madrid metro races for finish

    1-Sep-2001

    TUNNELLING & UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
  • Nothing's too much trouble

    1-Sep-2001

    TUNNELLING & UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
  • Upgrade to first class

    1-Sep-2001

    TUNNELLING & UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION
  • Sagrada Familia - Unfamiliar story

    23-Aug-2001

    STRUCTURES: Shotcrete, pumped concrete and precast elements are all part of continuing work on the astonishing Sagrada Familia in Catalonia. Adrian Greeman reports from northern Spain.
  • Extend PPP, says research

    28-Jun-2001

    NEWS
  • On the spot

    21-Jun-2001

    ROADS: Doncaster bridge
  • Safety checks

    21-Jun-2001

    NEWS: Local authorities this week gave NCE details of progress being made to strengthen overbridges.
  • Up and over for new north route

    21-Jun-2001

    ROADS:Doncaster bridge - Doncaster is finally going ahead with a long awaited viaduct to relieve its traffic congestion - one of the biggest city road schemes in the north. Adrian Greeman visited the site.
  • Overhaul of road drainage upkeep vital says Motts

    14-Jun-2001

    News
  • Living with the past

    1-Jun-2001

    Tunnelling Athens metro
  • Miller sells civils arm to Morgan Sindall

    17-May-2001

    HOUSING, FIT out and building specialist Morgan Sindall plans to invest in privately financed infrastructure after agreeing last week to buy Miller Group's contracting arm.
  • Corinthian undertaking

    26-Apr-2001

    The Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece is on course for completion by the end of 2004. Adrian Greeman visited the site.
  • The race is on

    29-Mar-2001

    The Olympics 2004 committee was interviewing international project management teams last week. Adrian Greeman reports on the huge effort under way to build the Games in time.
  • Safety conduct

    1-Mar-2001

    Further horrific tunnel fires have lent particular significance to the refurbishment work for the Mont Blanc tunnel. Adrian Greeman reports
  • Preserving the past

    1-Oct-2000

    One of Singapore's landmark buildings is being restored as a luxury hotel. Report and pictures by Adrian Greeman
  • Keeping it green

    10-Aug-2000

    An unusual cable stay arch support has helped construction of an elegant new bridge in Malaysia. Pictures and words by Adrian Greeman.
  • Bay window for tunnellers

    1-Aug-2000

    Contractors have been busy on tunnels and stations for Singapore's third mass transit line. The result in 2002 will be a state of the art driverless metro. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman
  • Changi challenge

    1-Aug-2000

    Singapore airport's mass transit link calls for sophisticated ground engineering, working alongside live runways, and cutting spaces through the foundations of working terminals. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Model for the future

    1-Jul-2000

    The lines into one of London's busiest stations, Euston, are being reshaped by a Railtrack/Balfour Beatty/Westinghouse alliance. Adrian Greeman reports on the first and biggest part of the giant ú5.8bn West Coast Main Line upgrade
  • Singapore link

    29-Jun-2000

    Engineering Singapore airport's mass transit link means working alongside live runways, working terminals and viaducts, and cutting spaces through their foundations. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Lined up for the job

    25-May-2000

    Proposals for upgrading the East Coast Main Line include 200km of new TGV track. Adrian Greeman reports.
  • Model for the future

    25-May-2000

    The lines into one of London's busiest stations, Euston, are being reshaped by a Railtrack/Balfour Beatty/Westinghouse alliance. Adrian Greeman reports on the first and biggest part of the giant £5.8bn West Coast Main Line upgrade.
  • Fourth north-south mainline on the cards

    11-May-2000

    A NEW SUPER FAST mainline railway must be built to boost capacity between London and the North, the shadow Strategic Rail Authority chairman Sir Alastair Morton believes.
  • Drafting in containers

    1-May-2000

    American ports are expanding to meet the needs of ever-larger container vessels Adrian Greeman reports
  • Match making

    1-May-2000

    The traditional football stadium is now a thing of the past, replaced by a multi-purpose building as Adrian Greeman discovers
  • Match making

    13-Apr-2000

    Stadiums
  • Cleaning up in California

    6-Apr-2000

    Long Beach, California, is preparing for a new generation of gargantuan container ships with a massive programme of earthquake and subsidence-resistant civils work. Adrian Greeman reports from west coast USA.
  • Height of ambition

    1-Apr-2000

    The firm behind some of the world's tallest buildings is expanding and Europe's cities could soon have their own mini-Manhattans, as Adrian Greeman discovers
  • Slim deck scoops Tsing Lung prize

    1-Apr-2000

    AN ULTRA slim bridge deck was the key element which last week won the design competition for Hong Kong's new Tsing Lung suspension bridge project.
  • Cover story: Golden Gate Bridge

    9-Mar-2000

    Preparing to quake Adrian Greeman reports from San Francisco on a UK contractor's involvement in the upgrading of one of America's most famous landmarks.
  • Maunsell's slim design chosen for HK bridge

    9-Mar-2000

    News
  • RedR appeals for engineers to help in Mozambique

    9-Mar-2000

    News
  • Preparing to quake Adrian Greeman reports from San Francisco on a UK contractor's involvement in the upgrading of one of America's most famous landmarks.

    2-Mar-2000

    Cover story: Golden Gate Bridge
  • Forwarding freight

    1-Mar-2000

    Earthquake resistant piles are a key component of a geologically complex wharf development at Long Beach Port.
  • Metro set for Hollywood opening

    1-Mar-2000

    STATIONS AT Hollywood's major tourist destinations are on schedule for a May opening to complete Los Angeles' third phase Red Line metro extension.
  • Seismic approach

    1-Mar-2000

    Adrian Greeman reports from San Francisco on a UK contractor's involvement in the upgrading one of America's most famous landmarks
  • Management merger for giant US water tunnels

    1-Feb-2000

    BRITISH ENGINEERS have replaced an American consultant as construction manager on a major United States tunnelling job.
  • Heathrow beam demolition passes off safely

    27-Jan-2000

    News
  • LA metro extension on schedule

    27-Jan-2000

    STATIONS AT Hollywood's major tourist destinations are on schedule for a May opening to complete Los Angeles' third phase Red Line metro extension.
  • Mott squeezes out US rival

    13-Jan-2000

    News
  • Engineers conduct post-mortem on Millennium Wheel clutch

    6-Jan-2000

    News
  • De Leuw Rothwell seeks takeover

    9-Dec-1999

    News
  • Educational trip

    9-Dec-1999

    Children in Construction
  • M1 traffic electronically diverted during bridge lift

    2-Dec-1999

    ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED diversions and extensive press and radio publicity will keep traffic flowing while a major bridge is installed over the M1 this weekend.
  • Dozing in the desert The millennium heralds the age of vast water projects. Kvaerner is working on just one such in the Egyptian desert, says Adrian Greeman.

    1-Dec-1999

    Water; Mubarak pumping station
  • Dropped Dome cladder wins appeal

    1-Dec-1999

    News
  • Keep on talking

    1-Dec-1999

    Overseas brief; Three of the profession's best civil engineering managers showed how to manage on time and within budget at the final of the Civil Engineering Manager of the Year held at Great George Street in October
  • Moving forward US consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff is looking outwards for growth on a global scale, says Adrian Greeman.

    1-Dec-1999

    Consultants file
  • Cost-cutting axe falls on Costain bosses

    25-Nov-1999

    COSTAIN CONTINUED to squeeze costs 'at all levels' this week with the departure of its UK construction boss Stewart Atkinson. The division will be run directly by chief executive John Armitt.
  • Desert epic

    18-Nov-1999

    Irrigation Egypt: The new millennium heralds the age of vast water projects. Kvaerner is working on just one such in the Egyptian desert, says Adrian Greeman.
  • Latest quake increases fears for Istanbul

    18-Nov-1999

    News
  • Thames says corrosion not to blame for weekend main burst

    18-Nov-1999

    News
  • M2 widening contract let

    11-Nov-1999

    News
  • 'Buy British' cladding policy illegal

    4-Nov-1999

    NEWS
  • Keep on talking

    28-Oct-1999

    ANALYSIS; Conflict rarely achieves the desired result, says Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Graeme Stewart. Report by Adrian Greeman.
  • Major overhaul for north London main water hatches

    28-Oct-1999

    NEWS
  • A trick of the rail

    21-Oct-1999

    Special gadgets and ingenious techniques, plus careful planning and diplomacy were crucial for the JLE track work, says Adrian Greeman.
  • A trick of the rail

    21-Oct-1999

    Special gadgets and ingenious techniques, plus careful planning and diplomacy were crucial for the JLE track work, says Adrian Greeman.
  • Better connected

    21-Oct-1999

    Adding six completely new stations and an extra 16km of track to London Underground's massive Tube network does not sound very much. Adrian Greeman explains why the Jubilee Line Extension is important for the whole of London's transport.
  • Better connected

    21-Oct-1999

    Adding six completely new stations and an extra 16km of track to London Underground's massive Tube network does not sound very much. Adrian Greeman explains why the Jubilee Line Extension is important for the whole of London's transport.
  • Signal change

    21-Oct-1999

    The Jubilee Line Extension has begun operations with conventional versions of signalling and other high technology integrated control systems. Adrian Greeman explains why.
  • Signal change

    21-Oct-1999

    The Jubilee Line Extension has begun operations with conventional versions of signalling and other high technology integrated control systems. Adrian Greeman explains why.
  • NOW YOU SEE IT

    8-Jul-1999

    NEWS
  • Piece offering

    18-Jun-1999

    Bilfinger & Berger is putting its belief in segmental construction into practice for the building of Thailand's Bang Na expressway. Words and pictures by Adrian Greeman.
  • Building support UK consultants are looking to China as a major source of income in the future. Adrian Greeman explains what work is available.

    13-May-1999

    When China’s premier Zhu Rongji toured the United States last month to boost his country’s World Trade Organisation membership bid, construction was top of the agenda. Huge opportunities exist for American commerce, Rongji told businessmen, because of an ‘unprecedented infrastructure boom’.
  • China turns to foreign help for Three Gorges Dam

    6-May-1999

    NEWS
  • Atkins reshuffles to diversify

    18-Mar-1999

    REORGANISATION OF Britain's biggest consultant, WS Atkins, will lead to a major overseas push and further diversification of its UK business, according to new deputy chief executive David James.
  • UK firms lag in Olympic warm up

    26-Nov-1998

    BRITISH FIRMS are missing out on extensive infrastructure works in Greece, a conference in London heard last week. And with Athens hosting the 2004 Olympic Games, there is more work on its way.
  • UK firms lag in Olympic warm up

    12-Nov-1998

    BRITISH FIRMS are missing out on extensive infrastructure works in Greece, a conference in London heard last week. And with Athens hosting the 2004 Olympic Games, there is more work on its way.

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