Training for tunnelling and underground construction has received a £2.8m cash boost.
Geotechnical outfit Maccaferri has launched a modular flood barrier system, designed to protect vulnerable homes and properties.
Keller has won a £28M ground engineering contract at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Ramboll has been appointed as geotechnical consultant for the immersed tube tunnel project on the Hong Kong metro’s North South Line.
The Welsh Government has invited bids for a £40M contract to repair the Brynglas Tunnels on the M4.
Birmingham is weighing up a ‘super-tunnel’ under the city centre to combat traffic congestion.
Keller is installing 2,500 piles as part of an £18M scheme to stabilise a World Heritage Site.
A contiguous sectional flight auger pile wall has replaced a failing sheet pile wall to secure the future of a mainline railway embankment in East Yorkshire. NCE reports.
Flooding in Somerset made the headlines last winter but Boston’s woes were broadly ignored by the media. Now work to tackle the Lincolnshire town’s problem looks set to finally begin.
Developing a Devon quarry has required a significant amount of slope stabilisation works.
Maintaining electricity generation during the rehabilitation of Germany’s Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) was key for contractor Hagn Umwelttechnik.
The new chair of the British Tunnelling Society, Roger Bridge, talks to NCE about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and why the UK’s tunnelling fraternity leads the world.
Sustainability was not a high priority for contractors during the recession – winning the next project and keeping their businesses afloat was what mattered most. But with the economy growing again, ignoring sustainability will mean missing out on major contracts.
The Federation of Piling Specialists, as its name suggests, represents foundation contractors – those directly involved in piling and geotechnical works on construction sites – it not only promotes best practice, but also ensures that through regular audits its members operate to the highest level of professionalism and quality.
Infrastructure in 2014
Geotechnical failures present big risks to people, infrastructure and budgets, so managing assets to mitigate against the need for emergency action should be the preferred option, but it is one few clients are opting for.