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Edinburgh Castle

SNP manifesto promises energy and rail infrastructure investment

21-Apr-2015

The SNP manifesto for next month’s general election includes a pledge to back plans to commission a high speed rail link between its biggest cities and the north of England.

M4 Wales

Plaid Cymru manifesto says infrastructure key to economic recovery

21-Apr-2015

The Plaid Cymru manifesto is calling for an extra 1% extra of UK GDP, equivalent to £800M, to be spent on Wales infrastructure projects.

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Russia unveils idea for epic cross-continental highway

16-Apr-2015

A civil engineering project of an epic scale could take place in the next few years after Russia revealed plans to build a superhighway that could link to the US.

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BIM: Leaving a Legacy

The Arcadis Group has developed a clear company-wide building information modelling strategy and has found a new application for the technology in nuclear decommissioning. Ben Cronin reports.

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Can new tall buildings keep up with energy regulations?

10-Dec-2014 | By Andrew Bickerdyke

High rise residential buildings are increasingly being designed and built in the UK, and London leads the way, with around 25 residential buildings of 20 storeys or more under construction and around another 80 with planning consent. Many more are in the pipeline.

Edinburgh Castle

SNP manifesto promises energy and rail infrastructure investment

The SNP manifesto for next month’s general election includes a pledge to back plans to commission a high speed rail link between its biggest cities and the north of England.

M4 Wales

Plaid Cymru manifesto says infrastructure key to economic recovery

The Plaid Cymru manifesto is calling for an extra 1% extra of UK GDP, equivalent to £800M, to be spent on Wales infrastructure projects.

motorway at night

Russia unveils idea for epic cross-continental highway

A civil engineering project of an epic scale could take place in the next few years after Russia revealed plans to build a superhighway that could link to the US.

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Labour manifesto leaves little between major parties on infrastructure

The Labour Party has pledged to continue with High Speed 2 (HS2), make a swift decision on airport expansion and allow safe fracking if it wins the General Election.

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Electrical fault blamed for Holborn fire

The fire that raged for two days under central London streets was caused by an electrical fault within a Victorian service tunnel, investigators believe.

Major oil discovery near Gatwick airport could yield millions of barrels

A major new discovery suggests there could be millions of barrels of oil reserves near Gatwick airport in the South of England.

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Amec Foster Wheeler awarded major contract by EDF Energy

EDF Energy has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a multi-million pound contract to provide project management services to all of its UK nuclear power stations and technical offices in Gloucester and East Kilbride.

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National Grid starts construction of its new T-pylons

National Grid has started construction of its new 35m high T-pylons, meaning they’ll be seen in a landscape context for the first time. The six T-pylons will be built at its Eakring training academy in Nottinghamshire.

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