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  • Eysturoy tunnel in the Faroes will feature a roundabout carved out of rock

    Civil engineering - Nordic style

    • Author: Andrew Martin and Colin Rawlings
    • Date: 16 April, 2018

    Nordic countries continue to lead the world in many aspects of infrastructure design and construction. Andrew Martin and Colin Rawlings report on a special issue of the ICE Civil Engineering journal that showcases the region’s…

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  • Interoperability: need to break the silos of proprietary file types

    The construction sector's interoperability challenge

    • Author: David Owens
    • Date: 09 April, 2018

    David Owens, Senior Consultant Digital Transformation at Costain, explores the challenges around data exchange in infrastructure and what we can learn from the past.

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  • Surface drainage must be given greater consideration

    Surface drainage - the forgotten public utility?

    • Author: Ian Titherington
    • Date: 26 March, 2018

    We don’t design a road through a pylon or a house through a gas main so why don’t we design surface drainage properly? Ian Titherington, Lead Officer, Cardiff City Council calls for recognition that this most inflexible…

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  • Geotechnical engineering solutions: about environment, economy and equity

    Geotechnical engineering - how sustainable and resilient is it?

    • Author: Jeffrey Keaton
    • Date: 19 March, 2018

    Geotechnical engineers need to focus more on the sustainability and resilience of their solutions. Jeffrey Keaton, editor of an ICE journal on the topic, says simply providing good engineering is no longer enough.

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  • Digital technology: every single person has a responsibility for security

    How do we balance innovation with security?

    • Author: Ben McAlinden
    • Date: 12 March, 2018

    The fifth annual ICE-Topcon lecture looked at how technology is enabling smarter asset management while also highlighting how crucial security is when sharing information digitally. 

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  • Attracting young people to civil engineering: industry should do more

    What industry can do to boost civil engineering apprenticeships

    • Author: Will Wood
    • Date: 08 March, 2018

    It's national apprenticeship week so former apprentice Will Wood, 21, discusses the opportunities that his apprenticeship brought him and why more needs to be done to encourage young people into civil engineering. 

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  • Schoolchildren build then dismantle a 13m span cable stayed bridge.

    Why we need to bridge the lack of engineers

    • Author: Kevin Byrne FICE
    • Date: 22 February, 2018

    All of us need to engage with the younger generation and inspire them to consider a career in civil engineering.

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  • VeloCity: more granular approach to local development

    Winning development focuses on place, people and bicycles

    • Author: Kay Hughes and Judith Sykes
    • Date: 19 February, 2018

    A cluster of villages within walking and cycling distance was the winner of a competition to find innovative ways to transform the vital Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford growth arc. Two of its creators discuss their approach.

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  • River Thames: needs wharves, cranes and a river fleet of boats, investment and collaboration

    How do we make the Thames into a river highway?

    • Author: Nicholas Pollard
    • Date: 12 February, 2018

    Almost 90% of freight in London is moved by road. The river Thames could add much needed extra capacity.

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  • The workplace: contributory factor to your mental health

    Tackling mental health in the workplace

    • Author: Adam Kirkup
    • Date: 02 February, 2018

    The recent ICE Costain Annual Safety lecture focused on the issue of mental health from a human, business and safety perspective. Mind’s Paul Farmer CBE, CEO discusses how engineering and construction can lead the way in tackling…

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