Dave Parker, BSc, CEng, FICE, FRSA, FIQA, was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. Since then Dave has been involved in three book projects, on microgeneration, tall buildings and sustainable timber design, either as author, editor or co-author. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and during his time at NCE he successfully campaigned for the establishment of the CROSS confidential reporting scheme.
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New lift technologies could transform the design of tall and super tall buildings.
A new Next superstore car park in High Wycombe is the first large-scale use of a fresh approach to permeable surfacing.
Any new River Thames crossing in the heart of London faces formidable regulatory constraints.
An ancient Japanese wood preservation technique has gone on trial as part of an Arts Council funded project on the Hampshire coast.
Super dense concrete has solved a tricky basement challenge in Sweden. Dave Parker reports.
Britain’s tallest hybrid timber tower was recently topped out in east London.
Immortalised in the Dire Straits song ‘Tunnel of Love’, Whitley Bay’s Spanish City amusement park is now defunct, significantly reducing this North Tyneside seaside resort’s attractions for tourists.
Currently on the drawing board at UK Flood Barriers Droitwich HQ is what will be probably the most unusual conference room in the country. From the outside it will look like a conventional house, complete with doors, windows and the usual services, featuring brick and block and timber frame construction.
The bridge sector is mildly optimistic with the recently opened Pont Schuman in Lyon, France showing what is now possible.
Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.
- Structures: Smart and cool
- The structural challenges behind artist's 'melting house' installation
- Crossrail project claims concrete pumping record
- Structures: Home delivery
- Historic west London riverside chalet raised as protection from flooding
- Energy: Solar roads take off
- THE GALLERY | Prototype self-build, two storey 'Wikihouse' erected in two days
- Rapid refurb of tired Hogarth flyover complete ahead of schedule