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.
Keller has settled a dispute over a problem warehouse contract it completed back in 2008 – but it will cost the firm £60M.
Nine contractors have won places on the first framework to deliver physical work on the route of High Speed 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.