I joined New Civil Engineer in March 2010 and cover energy and technical stories – from small bridges to tall buildings, nuclear to tidal turbines and anything in between. In my short time at the magazine I have been lucky enough to cover a wide range of interesting events from spending two weeks embedded with the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan as well as covering a landslide disaster in Italy in first week. Having trained as an engineer I worked as a project engineer working in the UK and far flung places such as the Falkland Islands. I completed a four year Civil Engineering degree with studies in the UK, USA and Brazil. With a background in engineering I enjoy getting out in the field and talking with engineers on the ground.
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Tender deadlines for the complex £118M New Wear bridge in Sunderland have put back by another month, NCE learnt this week.
Contractor Kier’s proposed merger with rival May Gurney has been in consideration for two years, NCE learnt this week.
Construction of a new road is a rare sight across the UK. Environmental concerns, efforts to increase use of public transport as well as cuts in government funding have all significantly reduced the number of new road building projects in recent years.
- Industry vows to act on site truck safety
- China downturn hits Australia
- Doubts about safety call
- Work underway on Leyton Jubilee Park
- EdF still undecided about Hinkley Point C go-ahead
- Wire theft shuts bridge
- Government to guarantee 50% of Mersey Gateway finance
A massive drop in European funding could mean as few as a quarter of the 12 carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes expecting to be awarded money will actually receive any, according to recent developments.
The government’s Energy Bill is meant to encourage the transition to a low carbon economy but in its current state there are growing fears that much needed investment will stall before the bill is passed next April.
With competitive dialogue now underway on the Mersey Gateway, shortlisted bidders are embarking on a robust re-examination of the bridge design, which could see aspirations for an iconic cable-stayed structure abandoned in favour of a cheaper, more austere alternative.
- Squally political conditions hamper wind farm growth
- Localism stymies waste incineration projects
- Is shale leading the UK into a second dash for gas?
- Foggy thinking on renewables is no way to drive policy
- Learning from Fukushima
- Infrastructure cash injection faces obstacles
- Can Scotland keep a lid on construction costs?