“It is a worry that success often depends on individual passion to do a good job rather than any particular corporate desire”
News analysis and opinion from the NCE team
Preston’s visually striking bus station is facing an uncertain future as heritage experts and the local council debate its value. But perhaps there is another debate to be had between engineers and architects about the motivations for protecting structures via refurbishment and retrofitting instead of knocking them down and starting again.
Rumblings in the press in the past few weeks have ruled in and then ruled out toll funding for a new relief road in South Wales.
Among a number of other indicators, a strong sign of the first stages of economic recovery is growth of recruitment of civil and structural engineers. Analysis of entries to this year’s Consultants File, published alongside NCE this week is good. In contrast to the downward trend of the past two years, numbers of engineers recruited by UK firms are back on the up.
This month sees the end of the tortuous process that young people have to go through in order to apply for admission to university in the UK. The really keen students got their applications in well before Christmas, and some have already had offers, but others have only just dispatched their applications and personal statements to the establishments of their choice.
One hundred and fifty years ago this January something happened in London that was to change the shape of intra-city transport across the world for ever: the opening of the London Underground. It was a culmination of cutting edge engineering and infrastructure technology that would help confirm Britain’s place in these fields as an innovator and world leader.
Expanding the tube for a growing city
Consultants are ready for volatility
Expanding the Tube for a growing city
Construction fatalities and injuries will only be reduced if human nature is factored into the equation, says Graham Neave
The urbanisation of the world is continuing at increasing pace, despite the challenging global economic environment.
Rail franchise lessonsFamiliarity with procurement law is vital.
Technology has driven man’s progress, not the abilityto burn fossil fuels.
A South West perspective on integrated flood management.
Letters to the Editor
In all the articles and correspondence regarding the recent proliferation of cyclist deaths and the involvement of construction traffic, I am surprised at the total lack of mention of the part that implementation of the Police Road Death Investigation Manual (RDIM) could, or should, play.