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Geotechnical work

Has the geotechnics market emerged into the sunlight?

25 July 2013

This time last year many respondents to NCE sister magazine Ground Engineering’s annual Geotechnical Services File (GSF) raised concerns about what would happen to the market when demand from Crossrail started to wane.


Age old problems in worn out Britain

10 January 2013

It is impossible to travel far in the UK without being presented with the fruits of Victorian infrastructure innovation.

Claire Symes

Should tunnels replace our aging bridges?


Discovery of an additional crack in a critical section of the Boston Manor viaduct has once again placed the civil engineering and highway maintenance industry under the media spotlight. But while the main focus was initially on how quickly the repairs could be completed, civil engineers and asset owners need to consider the broader issues this has raised – should we be looking for a short-term fix or investing in long-term ...


A Life In Foundations

15 December 2011

Many in the foundations industry were surprised at the news that Roger Bullivant had agreed to sell his eponymous business to Bachy Soletanche. But he’s as committed to the sector as ever, he tells Claire Symes

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