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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Engineers are finally beginning to use building information modelling (BIM) and cloud technology to elevate their roles and become more commercially successful, senior software figures claimed last week.
The Army this week was called in to help Environment Agency engineers repair coastal infrastructure damaged by the UK’s most serious tidal surge in 60 years.
Network Rail has warned its major suppliers that some of them will have to rebuild their businesses as subcontractors as it slashes the number of main contractors it works with.