News from Alexandra Wynne
Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.
Major rail electrification works are to be suspended amid concerns that Network Rail is failing to deliver projects on time and on budget, the government has announced.
Work to restore the stricken Palace of Westminster could take decades and costs could soar unless members of Parliament and peers move out, consultants said last week.
The efficiency programme at Network Rail is beginning to yield results but the work is also highlighting what is left to be done.
With political conviction for High Speed 2 (HS2) faltering behind the scenes at Westminster there is a rise in favour of resurrecting plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport.
Tunnels under the Atlantic, High Speed 5 and Apple in charge of the world – all of which are possibilities for the next 40 years as far as civil engineers are concerned.
We’re used to the age old friction between architects and engineers, but in these unrelenting economic doldrums the clash of ideals between what is iconic and what is affordable or appropriate is heightening.