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    • berlin’s brandenburg airport was €4.5 bn over budget and nine years behind schedule

      Why infrastructure transparency matters

      • Author: Hamish Goldie-Scot
      • Date: 28 September, 2020

      ICE Fellow and CoST Technical Adviser Hamish Goldie-Scot describes how CoST’s focus on transparency, participation and accountability in pursuit of a shared vision of “better lives from better infrastructure” serves to prote...

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    • location data is recognised as a key enabler of economic and social growth

      Transport mobility and the magic map

      • Author: andrew Loveless
      • Date: 21 September, 2020

      The success of our transport revolution hinges on one key ingredient – fresh data.

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    • the uk’s national infrastructure strategy is finally set to be unveiled

      Preparing the profession to meet the challenge of delivering the UK’s infrastructure strategy

      • Author: Mark Hansford
      • Date: 17 September, 2020

      Much anticipated and long-delayed, the UK’s National Infrastructure Strategy is finally set to be unveiled and is likely to bring huge opportunity for the civil engineering profession to shine.

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    • the active travel programme is about more than simply trying to commission high quality cycling and walking facilities.

      Gearing up for Active Travel

      • Author: Dame Sarah Storey
      • Date: 14 September, 2020

      Ahead of her appearance at the next ICE Strategy Session, Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey examines why changing both attitudes and infrastructure is essential in increasing active travel.

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    • we need to learn from the real performance of our buildings and infrastructure assets

      Data-driven decision-making for smart sustainability

      • Author: Dr Jennifer Schooling Obe
      • Date: 01 September, 2020

      Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), calls for collaborative sector action to build a data-driven, low-carbon and low-waste future. 

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    • balancing a complex system of infrastructure networks is key to achieving net-zero

      A systems approach to net-zero

      • Author: Tim Chapman
      • Date: 24 August, 2020

      In order to reach our ambitious net-zero targets by 2050, we need to balance a complex system of infrastructure networks. Tim Chapman, chair of our Carbon Project’s Workstream on Systems-level Red...

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    • scotland’s existing infrastructure is feeling the strain of climate-change pressures

      We can’t wait – the future is now

      • Author: Jim Young
      • Date: 20 August, 2020

      Jim Young,  Chair of ICE Scotland's Public Voice Committee, asks what can be done by civil engineers to mitigate the effects of extreme weather in light of the recent Stonehaven rail crash in Scotland.

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    • global warming will have major consequences for civil engineers

      The future challenges of embracing sustainability

      • Author: Tim Hou
      • Date: 20 August, 2020

      As we approach Earth Overshoot Day, the day on which our demands on the planet outstrip its ability to sustain us, Tim Hou looks at some of the challenges we face in order to #MoveTheDate.

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    • social distancing at communal toilet facilities is not always feasible, meaning much greater investment in infrastructure is needed to limit the impact of future pandemics.

      Making the world better post-Covid

      • Author: Priti Parikh, University College London and Petter Matthews, Engineers Against Poverty
      • Date: 17 August, 2020

      Priti Parikh of University College London and Petter Matthews of Engineers Against Poverty say civil engineers will be in even more demand to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a post-Covid-19 world.

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    • early and effective communication of environmental initiatives, such as using goats to manage vegetation at an airport project, can make a big difference to success

      Let’s talk more about the environment

      • Author: John Shideler
      • Date: 10 August, 2020

      The ISO has published new free guidelines on environmental communication. Chair of the drafting committee, John Shideler of US consultancy Futurepast, says ISO 14063 will be particularly useful to civil engineers.

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