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£40M repair job for fire-damaged motorway tunnels

21-Nov-2014 | By

The Welsh Government has invited bids for a £40M contract to repair the Brynglas Tunnels on the M4.

Road tunnel

Birmingham considers 'super-tunnel' under city centre

6-Nov-2014 | By

Birmingham is weighing up a ‘super-tunnel’ under the city centre to combat traffic congestion.

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Crossrail 2 preferred route announced

28-Oct-2014 | By

The preferred route for Crossrail 2 has been announced by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

Victoria jet grouting

Taylor Woodrow-Bam team completes huge jet-grouting job at Victoria Tube station

23-Oct-2014 | By

A mammoth jet grouting project has been completed at Victoria’s London Underground (LU) station.

Shetland jetty

Tulloch takes £16.5M Shetland Islands port job

23-Oct-2014 | By

Tulloch is to construct a new jetty at Holmsgarth North in the Shetland Islands for Lerwick Port Authority.

Ground investigations start for A82 upgrade

20-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Ground investigations have started north of Glasgow to determine a route for an upgrade of the A82.

Geotechnical features

Roger Bridge

Interview: Roger Bridge

11-Nov-2014 | By NCE Editorial

The new chair of the British Tunnelling Society, Roger Bridge, talks to NCE about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, and why the UK’s tunnelling fraternity leads the world.

Stornoway pier

Stornoway jetty: Hard case to solve on Lewis

5-Nov-2014 | By Paul Thompson

Stornoway ferry terminal on Lewis is a key link for the Outer Hebridean island. Paul Thompson reports on how efforts to extend its pier are progressing.

Geopolymer injection

Business: Uretek’s injection connection

29-Oct-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Specialist contractor Uretek has been stabilising the ground quickly, safely and with minimum disruption for 25 years in the UK. It is now experiencing its most exciting growth period as more projects and sectors benefit from its patented geopolymer injection solution.In association with

Delhi Metro breakthrough

Tunnelling: Delhi Metro

9-Sep-2014 | By

Delhi’s ambitious metro construction programme continues at an incredible pace, with the latest section celebrating an unusual breakthrough, as Margo Cole reports.


Tunnelling: Digging for growth

9-Sep-2014 | By Richard Coakley

Tunnels have been at the heart of economic growth for over 150 years, and their long-term benefits should be taken into account when planning major infrastructure projects, argues Richard Coakley.

Expertise: Atkins’ overseas geotechnics projects include the Kinaxixi development in Angola

Geotechnical: Growth sector

3-Sep-2014 | By

The geotechnical sector is in good health, with some exciting challenges ahead, as Atkins ground engineering operations director tells Margo Cole.

Shaking hands

Better – by association

11-Nov-2014 | By Martin Blower

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.

Martin Blower

It’s a dirty job, and somebody’s got to do it. But who?

26-Sep-2014 | By Martin Blower

I read with interest recently a couple of articles about the challenges facing the construction sector as it bounces back to sustained growth. Bumper orders books sound great, these articles proclaim, but at the same time they warn about material and plant shortages.

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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