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Aecom’s acquisition of URS looks set to not only to redefine what a large UK consultancy looks like but also raises the possibility that it will trigger more shape shifting of the industry to the point that it will begin to mimic the likes of accountancy’s Big Four firms.
Engineers must innovate more and be more willing to embrace new technology if they are to remain relevant and well regarded by the public, the chief engineer behind High Speed 2 (HS2) said last week.
Contractor Osborne has returned to profitability with a pre-tax profit of £5.2M for its annual results to 31 March, against a £2.6M loss in the previous year.
- Manchester Smart motorway contractors revealed
- China explores large scale tidal power
- Cambridge engineers establish new tunnel monitoring systems
- Crossrail 2 options expanded ahead of new consultation
- Tackling the urbanisation challenge
- Former Arup chief Philip Dilley named as potential boss of Environment Agency
- Infrastructure Bill published
The efficiency programme at Network Rail is beginning to yield results but the work is also highlighting what is left to be done.
With political conviction for High Speed 2 (HS2) faltering behind the scenes at Westminster there is a rise in favour of resurrecting plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport.
Tunnels under the Atlantic, High Speed 5 and Apple in charge of the world – all of which are possibilities for the next 40 years as far as civil engineers are concerned.
- The yawning gap that lies between form and function
- Why don't more British contractors work abroad?
- Hinkley row exposes flaws in planning reform
- A high speed world needs political consensus
- Regional growth in danger of entering economic doldrums
- Government infrastructure commitment looks uncertain
- High Speed Two needs to signal its true intentions