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.
The Channel Tunnel last week celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first services running through its 50km long twin running bores.
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 has spoken of the “total sense of loss” felt by the organisation following Friday’s tragic death of a worker on the project.
Network Rail has said the storm-hit Dawlish railway line could re-open on 4 April, well ahead of schedule.
Network Rail is to review whether it can bring forward the date for reopening the storm-damaged line at Dawlish next week.
Transforming London’s Olympic stadium has called for some major ground engineering work. Claire Smith reports.
Consultants are competing to fill roles amid a growing shortage of geotechnical engineers, finds Jon Masters.
Installation of an extensive network of debris flow barriers is under way at the Rest and Be Thankful pass in Argyll & Bute.
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.
Parsons Brinckerhoff’s award winning solution for a collapsed slope in Dorset is evidence of its high level of technical expertise.
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.
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?
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.
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.