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Future road building based on outdated trends

24-Oct-2014 | By Andrew Allen

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.

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What next for Scottish infrastructure investment?

23-Oct-2014 | By Mark Johnston

For those in the Scottih infrastructure sector, is the referendum decision good for business?

Vauxhall leads the way

Tackle detractors head on to build confidence in industry

20-Oct-2014 | By Miles Ashley

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.

Bill McElroy

Intelligent clients mean successful projects

20-Oct-2014 | By Bill McElroy

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.

Phil Bernstein

Training engineers for the innovation economy

20-Oct-2014 | By Phil Bernstein

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.

Tony Gould

Engineering judgement

15-Oct-2014 | By Tony Gould

Design software: help or hindrance?

Tim Chapman

Infrastructure can unite us all

10-Oct-2014 | By Tim Chapman

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. 

Steve Hesketh

Bright future

8-Oct-2014 | By Steve Hesketh

Civils graduates future in a digital age.

Daniel Hayes

U-Turn for the SuDS campaign bus?

3-Oct-2014 | By Daniel Hayes

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.

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Tony Gould

Unnecessary stress

1-Oct-2014 | By Tony Gould

Eurocodes and temporary works.

Young talent needs our help

1-Oct-2014 | By David Johns

Safeguarding a place for our future engineers

Elspeth Finch

Over the horizon

30-Sep-2014 | By Elspeth Finch

New materials are shaping the future.

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