A bid by Cuadrilla Resources to drill, frack and test at Preston New Road in Lancashire has been refused by the local council.
A decision on whether to allow fracking at a site in Lancashire has been postponed until Monday to give councillors time to consider legal advice.
Liverpool Football Club has released time-lapse footage of Anfield’s new main stand redevelopment.
EDF Energy Renewables is carrying out seabed and geotechnical investigations in the area of the planned Blyth offshore wind farm.
Report from the ETI looks at role hydrogen storage could play in future UK energy provision.
From next month, visitors to a new man-made Ice Cave will be able to explore 30m below the Langjökull glacier in Iceland.
Breakdown of a tunnel boring machine mid-drive is every project’s worst nightmare. NCE takes a look at the recovery work for the machine on the Alaskan Highway Tunnel in Seattle, in the western United States.
With all of the 42km of tunnels for London’s Crossrail project now complete, NCE picks out some of the key facts and innovations in the programme.
Geotechnical engineering firms are recruiting graduates with a renewed vigour after the lean years of the recession.
The project to upgrade Bond Street Underground station so it can cope with extra passengers from Crossrail is a hugely complex logistical and engineering challenge. Katherine Smale finds out more about the work beneath London’s busy Oxford Street.
In the second of a series of articles about 10 technology projects that have been awarded funding by Innovate UK, NCE looks at a plan to create a national archive of geological conditions for the UK
Mabey Hire has conducted extensive research of its client base to be able to provide them with the BIM content they need to deliver their projects. NCE reports
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.