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    Designing for pedestrians

    • Author: John Schoon
    • Date: 19 September, 2019

    John Schoon examines the issues around pedestrian characteristics and practical design to see how people can be encouraged to walk more.

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  • connected and automated vehicles travelling in groups will present new patterns of traffic loading and potentially alter the way road pavements deteriorate.

    How to keep roads future-proof

    • Author: Michael Mchale
    • Date: 16 September, 2019

    Self-driving cars are nearly here. Michael McHale of TRL says civil engineers must start preparing now for the rapid changes in the transport sector, ensuring existing road networks continue to be fit-for-purpose.  

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  • do we fully recognise all the benefits of water efficiency?

    Bricks & Water: an increasingly valuable role for water efficiency?

    • Author: Baroness Mcintosh Of Pickering
    • Date: 12 September, 2019

    During a period of significant housing growth, household water efficiency will form an important component in the government’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Baroness McIntosh of Pickering explains why and how.

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  • oxfordshire county council is using dafni to help improve the road and transport infrastructure in the county.

    What Dafni can do for you

    • Author: Jim Hall
    • Date: 09 September, 2019

    A prototype of the UK’s new Data and Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (Dafni) was launched in June 2019 prior to full operation in 2022. Jim Hall of Oxford University explains its many benefits to civil engineers.

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  • atkins' focus on carbon in the electrification of the railway between glasgow and edinburgh led to great innovation. image credit: apionid/flickr.

    Can a focus on carbon drive innovation?

    • Author: Jon Casey
    • Date: 27 August, 2019

    Carbon is no longer at the periphery of projects – it’s becoming a key focus for project teams and the infrastructure industry as a whole. Jon Casey of Atkins discusses how it can deliver wider innovation benefits.

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  • What could a digital twin be for your organisation?

    • Author: Kevin Reeves
    • Date: 22 August, 2019

    Kevin Reeves, Director for Internet of Things at Costain, takes a look at potential uses for digital twins in infrastructure.   

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  • Developing ICE’s ‘Digital Twin’ thinking

    • Author: Paul Wilkinson
    • Date: 19 August, 2019

    The notion of creating a Digital Twin of a built asset – a digital representation of a physical asset that's also connected to its physical twin to exchange real-time data – has been increasingly widely discussed in the past c...

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    6 reasons why you should go to National Digital Twin Day

    • Author: Charles Jensen
    • Date: 08 August, 2019

    It's more than a chance to network with experts in the field. 

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  • the environment agency’s new flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy aims to create climate-resilient places. image credit: evan roussos/pixabay

    How to plan for 80 years of climate change

    • Author: Julie Foley
    • Date: 05 August, 2019

    England is putting the finishing touches to an innovative 80-year strategy for flooding and coastal erosion. Julie Foley of the Environment Agency explains how it will make the country and its infrastructure more resilient to climate change.

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  • britain’s net-zero-emission target is designed to mitigate climate-change effects such as increased flood risk. image credit: lucy kaef/pixabay

    What net-zero emissions means for civil engineers

    • Author: Greg Guthrie
    • Date: 01 August, 2019

    The UK is aiming for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within the next 30 years. Greg Guthrie of the ICE’s maritime panel says meeting the target will have profound implications for civil engineers.

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