Studying natural barrier islands could improve the resilience of coastal infrastructure design, according to an expert.
Civil engineer Josh Macabuag has talked about how he assisted the UN’s humanitarian operation in Nepal following April’s earthquake, in a new video released by the ICE.
Residents near the ‘sinkhole’ that opened up in St Albans recently face up to a year out of their homes after ground investigations showed a potential danger zone up to three times larger than the existing collapse.
Experts are continuing to use specialist monitoring equipment at the site of the ‘sinkhole’ in St Albans to test for any further movement.
New technology that will enable engineers to obtain 3D models from a drone has been launched.
Five people have died and one million people have been evacuated, according to the government of Chile.
With just the width of a residential street in which to deliver the start of a £100M tunnelling project in Glasgow, logistics and planning proved to be critical.
Bam Nuttall and sister company Bam Ritchies have been charged with improving Lerwick harbour’s deep-water facilities in a move that will boost the Shetland Islands capacity to service the region’s offshore oil and gas industry.
With construction activity, especially in London, reaching pre-recession levels, Mabey Hire has launched a new major projects division to deal with demand for temporary propping projects. Report prepared in association with Mabey Hire.
JCB’s road legal piling machine combines state of the art excavator technology with a powerful rotary drill head.
Ground riddled with mine working, wildlife and earth dams all presented challenges to contractors working on the Heads of the Valley dualling project in South Wales.
Crossrail is creating deep cavernous spaces underground right in the heart of central London. Here we look at how the project has coped with processing the massive amount of complex data produced to monitor the ground and surrounding buildings.
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.