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Carbon capture and storage

Lobbyists and MPs unite in call to speed up carbon storage schemes

22-May-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Environmentalists, energy firms and MPs came together this week in a rare display of unity to urge ministers to get on with funding carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

Channel Tunnel museum train

Channel Tunnel celebrates its 20th anniversary

12-May-2014 | By

The Channel Tunnel last week celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first services running through its 50km long twin running bores.

Kariba Dam

Engineers race to stop scour from underminding Africa's Kariba Dam

28-Apr-2014 | By Dave Parker

A massive blasting operation designed to protect the 55 year old Kariba Dam on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border against foundation scour is likely to start in the next two months, NCE can reveal.

Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan

Crossrail chairman speaks of 'total sense of loss' felt following worker death

11-Mar-2014 | By

Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan has spoken of the “total sense of loss” felt by the organisation following Friday’s tragic death of a worker on the project.

Dawlish rail washout

Video: Network Rail work day and night to reinstate storm damaged mainline at Dawlish

5-Mar-2014 | By Michaila Hancock

Network Rail has said the storm-hit Dawlish railway line could re-open on 4 April, well ahead of schedule.

Dawlish repairs

Network Rail could complete Dawlish repair early

27-Feb-2014 | By

Network Rail is to review whether it can bring forward the date for reopening the storm-damaged line at Dawlish next week.

Geotechnical features

Olympic stadium underpinning

Piling & Foundations: Rebuild, reload

17-Jul-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Transforming London’s Olympic stadium has called for some major ground engineering work. Claire Smith reports.


Race to recruit

24-Jun-2014 | By Jon Masters

Consultants are competing to fill roles amid a growing shortage of geotechnical engineers, finds Jon Masters.

Barrier installation was undertaken with the help of a helicopter

Geotechnical road protection: The new rock stars

20-Jun-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Installation of an extensive network of debris flow barriers is under way at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll & Bute.

Deep problems: Heavy rainfall may have exacerbated ground collapses

Geotechnical grouting: Sinking market

20-Jun-2014 | By

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.

Beaminster portal: Bespoke solution

Geotechnical: Parsons Brinckerhoff – team players

20-Jun-2014 | By

Parsons Brinckerhoff’s award winning solution for a collapsed slope in Dorset is evidence of its high level of technical expertise.

Bond Street Escalator

Tunnelling: All seeing eyes

10-Jun-2014 | By

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.

Martin Blower

Are we ready for interest rate rises?

2-Jul-2014 | By Martin Blower

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 construction companies are prepared for its impact?

Martin Blower

Payment charter… why the delay?

19-Jun-2014 | By Martin Blower

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.

Phrased repair

Infrastructure in 2014: Balancing risk and cost

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.

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