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Engineers are finally beginning to use building information modelling (BIM) and cloud technology to elevate their roles and become more commercially successful, senior software figures claimed last week.
Building on the Moon, 4D printing, self-repairing bridges, movement monitoring quadrocopters, 3D printed concrete houses and generating electricity from unwanted noise may all sound like science fiction. But at computing giant Autodesk’s annual convention in Las Vegas last week, it all began to look a little realistic.
The Army this week was called in to help Environment Agency engineers repair coastal infrastructure damaged by the UK’s most serious tidal surge in 60 years.
- NCE Live News Updates Wednesday 11 December 2013: Skanska bags £128.5M highways job; Committee rules against downgrading climate change ambitions
- Network Rail warns of supplier shake up
- RWE ditches Bristol Channel windfarm project
- Brazilian stadium crane collapse
- NCE Live News Updates Wednesday 4 December 2013: National Infrastructure Plan update reveals A14 toll plan scrapped
- Jolt for roads sector as recognition of environmental concerns grows
- NCE Live News Updates Thursday 28 November 2013: Brazil World Cup stadium crane collapse kills two workers
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