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As ever, there has been plenty of rumour about what is likely to be announced in the Autumn Statement. George Osborne and Danny Alexander, have dropped heavy hints that the first Road Investment Strategy, which forms part of the Statement, will mean projects like dualling the A1 north of Newcastle, a road tunnel at Stonehenge and even schemes in the South Downs and Peak District National Parks will be pushed forward.
For those in the Scottih infrastructure sector, is the referendum decision good for business?
I simply don’t believe that the issues of equality can be solved by short term measures. If we want sustainable progress, and a better future, we have to get down to the very hard work at school level.
How often do you hear the phrase “we want to be an intelligent client”? At first glance it’s a vague-sounding notion. After all, I have yet to meet a client who aspired to be stupid.
There’s a renewed interest in making things among today’s generation of students. Whether they’re training as software developers, product designers, architects or engineers, making has once again become cool, as design and science, technology engineering and mathematics courses fill and a global “innovation economy” emerges.
Design software: help or hindrance?
While we may marvel at the speed and alacrity with which China has expanded its high speed rail network, its progress in road building has been even more impressive. In 2012 and 2013, China opened more than 10,000km of new expressway (motorway) each year and this year already more than a further 8,000km has been opened.
Civils graduates future in a digital age.
Is the government about to do a U-turn on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)? Further consultation, recently released by Defra and DCLG on an alternative to the Flood and Water Management Act’s proposals for sustainable drainage, certainly suggests so.
Eurocodes and temporary works.
Safeguarding a place for our future engineers
New materials are shaping the future.
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