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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.

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Flood tech gets smart

17-Nov-2014 | By Julie-Anne Ryan

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.

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Construction of £31bn Nicaragua Canal to start next month

21-Nov-2014 | By

Construction work on a £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.

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Southern Water fined for spilling raw sewage

21-Nov-2014 | By

Southern Water has been ordered to pay £500,000 after untreated sewage was discharged into the Swalecliffe Brook in Kent.

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VIDEO | Manchester sewer scheme progresses

20-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

United Utilities has released two videos of work progressing on a major sewer improvement scheme in Manchester.


Morrison awarded Scottish flood defence scheme

18-Nov-2014 | By

Morrison Construction has been picked to build a flood defence scheme in Brechin, Scotland.


Northumbrian Water wants three firms for £320M AMP6 framework

6-Nov-2014 | By

Northumbrian Water has advertised a new design and construction framework covering the AMP6 spending period, worth up to £320M.

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Civils contractors push for 10-year investment plan

6-Nov-2014 | By

Civil engineering contractors have called for a 10-year investment plan in UK infrastructure, with only six months until the 2015 General Election.


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.


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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