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Identifying good leadership skills upfront will be key to delivering great infrastructure

16-Jan-2015 | By Alasdair Reisner

There can be little doubt that the outlook for the infrastructure sector is looking more positive than it has for many years.

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Bob Paterson

Viewpoint: Continuing improvement

16-Nov-2015 | By Bob Paterson

Health and safety continues to challenge.

Tony Gould

Viewpoint: Education and experience

16-Nov-2015 | By Tony Gould

Improving the graduate crop.

Janet Miller

Viewpoint: Breaking out of our city silos.

16-Nov-2015 | By Janet Miller

Earlier this month I finished reading The Silo Effect by the Financial Times journalist, Gillian Tett. It champions bringing together the “hard” aspects of the business world and the “soft” topic of human behaviour. This got me thinking about how silos operate not only in business but also our cities.

Derek Daly

Gearing up for growth

4-Nov-2015 | By Derek Daly

Having good processes enables companies to respond to change.

Temporary works: The value of getting the design work done early

19-Oct-2015 | By Richard Thiemann

Early temporary works planning is vital.

Adrian Coy

Comment | Taking equality seriously

25-Sep-2015 | By Adrian Coy

Diversity is an essential part of the civil engineering workforce.

Engineering value

21-Sep-2015 | By Janet Miller

Strategic thinking can deliver more for less.

London skyline

Britain needs a grand masterplan to keep up with population growth

5-May-2015 | By Tim Chapman

London’s population had shrank to just 6.7M people in 1988, but then the city started growing again. The 2011 London Plan expected it to take a further ten years for the city’s population to reach 8.4M – instead growth accelerated and it took just two years, with that level being reached in mid 2013, and currently increasing by 110,000 people every year.

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John Laverty

Tackling the skills gap

9-Mar-2015 | By John Laverty

Momentum must be built on.

Recognition at last

2-Feb-2015 | By Tony Gould

New status for temporary works engineers.

Susan Claris

Why it's time for the passionate pedestrian


The words passionate and pedestrian do not often appear in the same sentence. While other modes of transport have their enthusiasts (the train spotters, petrol heads etc of this world), walking is something that does not usually excite.

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