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Water: Filter formula

21-Oct-2014 | By

An innovative temporary solution installed during refurbishment of a wastewater treatment works could indicate the shape of things to come during the next funding period. Report by Margo Cole.

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Flood defence schemes take top honours at British Construction Industry Awards

9-Oct-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Two very different flood defence schemes have scooped top honours at the British Construction Industry Awards 2014.

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Costain-Vinci JV wins £86M Scottish Water tunnel

2-Oct-2014 | By

A joint venture between Costain and Vinci Construction Grands Projets has been awarded an £86M contract by Scottish Water to construct the Shieldhall Tunnel in Glasgow. 

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Thames Tideway tunnel moves to alliancing model

2-Oct-2014 | By

Bidders on the £4bn-plus Thames Tideway Tunnel supersewer are to discover that they are going to have to rethink their relationships with each other and work more collaboratively with their supply chains.

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Scottish Water unveils £3.5bn investment programme

30-Sep-2014 | By

Scottish Water has announced a £3.5bn investment programme for the next six years.

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Costain scoops £34M Manchester sewer tunnel job

30-Sep-2014 | By

Costain has won a £34M tunnelling project to tackle sewer overflows in Manchester.

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Mott MacDonald acquires water partner Bentley

18-Sep-2014 | By

Mott MacDonald has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings, including its subsidiary company JN Bentley.

Opinion

Daniel Hayes

U-Turn for the SuDS campaign bus?

3-Oct-2014 | By Daniel Hayes

Is the government about to do a U-turn on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)? Further consultation, recently released by Defra and DCLG on an alternative to the Flood and Water Management Act’s proposals for sustainable drainage, certainly suggests so.

Graham Clelan

New contract model holds key to reaping offsite manufacture benefits

26-Sep-2014 | By Graham Cleland

Offsite manufacture sits at the heart of the UK Government’s Construction 2025 ambitions. Many sectors are turning to this approach in ever-increasing numbers to drive down construction costs by a third; speed up delivery by 50%; halve greenhouse gas emissions; and increase exports by 50% – four demanding targets of the initiative.

Water

Infrastructure in 2014: Water industry now faces a sea change

The water industry is going through a major change in focus that will have a significant impact on water companies and the supply chain

Stuart Crisp

Infrastructure in 2014: Adopting a long term solution

How confident are you that your sustainable drainage system (SuDS) will be accepted by a SuDS Approving Body (SAB)?

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