The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has released a video promoting careers in geotechnical engineering.
A major new discovery suggests there could be millions of barrels of oil reserves near Gatwick airport in the South of England.
RMD Kwikform has revealed a bespoke wagon wheel formwork for Crossrail tunnel openings.
NCE’s sister publication Ground Engineering has launched a new, standalone website to give readers access to a host of information in a digital format.
Key players in the UK construction market – Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci, Bachy, Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty – have been named as the preferred bidders to build the mega sewer tunnel under the River Thames, it has been revealed.
The Infrastructure Act has become law today, after the bill completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent.
Advanced project planning and an innovative remediation strategy are allowing for significant sustainability benefits and time savings on the Selly Oak RSD project in Birmingham.
Construction of a hi-tech rail hub for the next generation of trains is taking shape near Bristol but dealing with historical site issues has called for some complex deep excavations. NCE reports
Suttle Projects has developed a bespoke excavator to help with a tricky scour protection project in Staines. Ben Cronin reports.
Poor quality ground and nearby infrastructure have led to some innovative engineering work for London’s Victoria Underground station upgrade. Ben Cronin reports.
It is a year of total focus on the details for the project team responsible for delivering London Underground’s next fiendishly complex major scheme - the £625M Bank Station Capacity Upgrade. That total focus is being aided by a step-change in team working.
Government is helping more people take geotechnical engineering MScs, but employers must do their bit to attract these engineers, says Martin Blower.
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.