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mark hansford

Engineering will never be the same again

23-Jul-2014 | By

The world of UK engineering is changing fast; and two significant events in the last week serve to highlight just how fast.

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Tackling the urbanisation challenge

10-Jun-2014 | By

There are few who don’t know of the trend for urbanisation – the gravitational pull of city dwelling – that means by 2030 an estimated 60% of the global population will be living in cities.

Graham Reid

Equilibrium equals success

23-Jul-2014 | By Graham Reid

Balanced teams lead to profitable firms.

Mark Thurston

Government collaborating with the private sector can unlock resource

23-Jul-2014 | By Mark Thurston

In recent years there has been increased scrutiny on public spending and the way the government carries out its procurement and delivery on major projects. Quite rightly we have seen a greater focus from government to deliver ‘more for less’ to get the best possible value for the taxpayer.

Elspeth Finch

What is innovation?

22-Jul-2014 | By Elspeth Finch

How to turn thinker into innovator.

will gard

Shale gas: Waking up to a new dawn

22-Jul-2014 | By William Gard

Shale gas opportunities are coming.

Bert Smolders

The private sector must be included in urban development plans

10-Jul-2014 | By Bert Smolders

More than two-thirds of the world’s population already lives in cities, and this will continue to grow.

Katherine Pygott

We need a paradigm shift in flood risk management

10-Jul-2014 | By Katherine Pygott

We need to invest to deliver more and better flood solutions if we are to seriously tackle climate change.

Ian Patey

Connected and autonomous vehicles – who’s liable?

10-Jul-2014 | By Ian Patey

Autonomous vehicles have moved from the pages of the technical press to mainstream media in recent months; no longer being seen as fanciful or speculative, they are being seen more and more as inevitable.

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Alan Price

Asset management is vital to improving the performance of Britain’s railways

2-Jul-2014 | By Alan Price

Network Rail, in April, embarked on a new five-year plan with challenging targets to deliver a safer, higher performing and more efficient railway by 2019.

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