Leeds city centre’s innovative £48M flood defence project could be replicated in other towns and cities across the UK, its designers have told NCE.
Flood defence news
CH2M Hill has scooped the largest flood defence contract ever to be awarded by the Environment Agency.
Water & environment features
Land owners that store flood water could soon find a market that makes it worth saving and selling at a later date, thanks to new prediction and control technologies. Julie-Anne Ryan reports.
More water & environment news
Construction work on a £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.
Southern Water has been ordered to pay £500,000 after untreated sewage was discharged into the Swalecliffe Brook in Kent.
United Utilities has released two videos of work progressing on a major sewer improvement scheme in Manchester.
Morrison Construction has been picked to build a flood defence scheme in Brechin, Scotland.
Northumbrian Water has advertised a new design and construction framework covering the AMP6 spending period, worth up to £320M.
Civil engineering contractors have called for a 10-year investment plan in UK infrastructure, with only six months until the 2015 General Election.
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.
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.
Infrastructure in 2014
The water industry is going through a major change in focus that will have a significant impact on water companies and the supply chain
How confident are you that your sustainable drainage system (SuDS) will be accepted by a SuDS Approving Body (SAB)?