News from NCE magazine
American government investigators are to investigate why bolts that have snapped on the eastern span of California’s new Oakland Bay Bridge were specified despite being banned from other projects.
Consultant Buro Happold has won the contract to engineer the £100M transformation of the former London Olympics media centre to a new creative and digital hub for the capital.
A construction firm in Belize has bulldozed one of the country’s most important Mayan temples.
One of the UK’s most important historical concrete buildings has been returned to its former glory following the completion last week of a £1.1M refurbishment.
Contractors were this week gearing up to start surfacing work on the new £32M A244 Walton Bridge between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton in Surrey ahead of its July opening.
The newly appointed Chief Construction Adviser (CCA), Paul Morrell has pledged to keep a ‘team’ of Civil Engineers on call to ensure adequate representation to government.
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Other structures news
The tender return date for the £118M New Wear bridge has been delayed by another month, NCE has learnt this week.
Plans for transforming the Leyton Jubilee Park are gathering pace this week with work underway to replace an entrance bridge.
Leeds City Council has this week handed over the £60M Leeds Arena site to operators SMG, completing the project’s construction phase.
It has become almost almost a cliché, but is still true, that the construction industry can learn lessons from manufacturing to streamline and improve the way projects are run.