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.
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High Speed 2’s (HS2) chief engineer has heaped criticism on high costs of infrastructure in the UK and set out ways that his scheme will keep costs down.
MPs this week attacked the idea that building a hub airport in the Thames Estuary hub airport can solve the UK’s aviation crisis.
Network Rail this week embarked upon its final consultation phase for a critical new viaduct connecting the key Manchester city centre stations.