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Leeds flood defence

Inflatable Leeds flood defence ‘could be replicated’

29-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

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.

Water & environment features

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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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Amey acquires utilities specialist

30-Oct-2014 | By

Amey has acquired Aquatech Engineering, a water leak detection and cartographic company.

Flood

SuDS proposals slammed by environmental sector

30-Oct-2014 | By

The government’s revised proposals for delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) through local planning authorities have been criticised by key environmental industry figures.

Tideway

Legal challenge launched against Thames Tideway Tunnel

27-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Campaigners have lodged an application for a judicial review against the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel.

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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.

Medmerry winning team

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.

Water tunnel

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. 

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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