News from Alexandra Wynne
The dispute over whether Parsons Brinckerhoff should be sold was at the heart of the rejection of a second deal being tabled to merge Balfour Beatty and Carillion into a single super-contractor, it emerged this morning.
Politicians should do more to talk up the role of engineers in boosting the UK’s economic success – that’s the message new strategic roads minister John Hayes is eager to drive home.
Dutch consulting giant Arcadis has revealed it is to buy Hyder for £256M cash – the latest deal to emerge from the current dramatic takeover trend in the UK engineering market.
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.