The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) last month issued a guidance document to highlight how piling rigs can become unstable during continuous flight auger (CFA) piling.
The discovery of a World War Two bomb has halted construction on the foundations of yachstman Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth.
Outstanding issues in the client-contractor dispute on the Panama Canal expansion project will be settled through international arbitration at the Court of Miami, USA.
Keller’s half-year results have been overshadowed by a £30M exceptional charge for a disputed contract.
The Government has begun a new search for a site to store the UK’s radioactive waste.
A Carillion team has won the competition to design and build Britain’s first ‘floating village’ at London’s Royal Docks.
Transforming London’s Olympic stadium has called for some major ground engineering work. Claire Smith reports.
Consultants are competing to fill roles amid a growing shortage of geotechnical engineers, finds Jon Masters.
Installation of an extensive network of debris flow barriers is under way at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll & Bute.
With a rapid rise in the number of solution feature and chalk mine collapses last winter, the next few months look set to be busy for the remedial grouting sector.
Parsons Brinckerhoff’s award winning solution for a collapsed slope in Dorset is evidence of its high level of technical expertise.
As London Underground’s Bond Street station upgrade moves into the tunnelling phase, the scheme’s monitoring system is coming into its own. Claire Smith reports.
With Mark Carney and the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee dropping more than a few hints of a sooner rather than later rise in interests rates I wonder how many speciaist construction firms are prepared for its impact?
We should be pleased with the principles set out by the recently launched supply chain payment charter, but with only nine signatories and a target date for implementation of 2018, it is nowhere near as hard hitting as our sector of the industry had hoped for.
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.