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  • Should drainage really be a key skill set of highways engineers or is there another way forward?

    Are Highway engineers really drainage specialists in disguise?

    • Author: Jeroen Rijsdijk
    • Date: 20 August, 2018

    The specifics of challenges for highways engineers may vary from country to country, but some similarities are emerging, as seen from projects in the UK, the Netherlands and China.  Jeroen Rijsdijk, Arcadis Netherlands, discusses…

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  • Using the Thames for freight transport can reduce pollution and boost the economy.

    The River Thames: an untapped asset?

    • Author: Ben McAlinden
    • Date: 16 August, 2018

    The River Thames should be an integral part of London’s transport network, but steps are needed to realise its potential. Ahead of October’s Global Engineering Congress, our roundtable report explores how a wide network of…

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  • Greater use of underground space could make cities more sustainable.

    How smart cities can save the planet

    • Author: John Dora
    • Date: 13 August, 2018

    Cities need to become ‘smarter’ if we are to save the planet. John Dora, editor of a special issue of ICE Engineering Sustainability journal on smart cities, says the ingenuity of civil engineers will be essential for their delivery.

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  • Lifting in an offsite-manufactured floor plank at 250 City Road, London

    Helping civil engineers realise the benefits of offsite construction

    • Author: Gavin White, Andrew Mather
    • Date: 09 August, 2018

    In 2019 UK government departments will favour bids for construction contracts that offer offsite manufacturing. Gavin White and Andrew Mather of Ramboll offer guidance to civil engineers on how to make projects ‘offsite ready’.

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  • Open data sharing has been proven to unlock huge social and economic benefits.

    Data: an untapped goldmine for productivity?

    • Author: Jodie Garner-Jones
    • Date: 06 August, 2018

    How can the infrastructure sector capitalise on the data opportunity? Ahead of the ICE Shaping a Digital World event on 25 September, we held a joint roundtable with construction sector advisors Invennt to explore the actions required.

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  • Could CEO action be critical to recruiting and retaining the best talent?

    How can CEOs win the competition for talent?

    • Author: Paul Mansell, Davide Stronati
    • Date: 02 August, 2018

    Credible plans to address the shortage of civil engineers often seem to be focused on long-term sustained actions that won’t deliver now but several years in the future. Possibly. New research sponsored by ICE suggests CEOs and the…

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  • Building underground can help bypass obstacles that we have created on the surface.

    Why underground space is key to our survival

    • Author: Han Admiraal & Antonia Cornaro
    • Date: 30 July, 2018

    The sustainable development of urban underground space is an issue which often gets overlooked. Here, Han Admiraal & Antonia Cornaro discuss the concept of underground space development in detail.

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  • The UK now has 12 000 EV charging points

    Start building now for an electric vehicle future

    • Author: Chris Evans
    • Date: 26 July, 2018

    Civil engineers need a cohesive strategy to cope with the infrastructure demands likely to result from the surge in electric vehicle use within the next seven years, says Chris Evans of the Rolton Group.

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  • Building for a future world will bring new challenges

    Let’s build a better future with the Sustainable Development Goals

    • Author: Hayley Baines-Buffery
    • Date: 11 July, 2018

    Ahead of the Global Engineering Congress (GEC) in October, Hayley Baines-Buffery explores the critical role of the construction and infrastructure sector in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • What are the broader social impacts of this structure?

    Building bridges to unexpected results

    • Author: Ben Ganney
    • Date: 09 July, 2018

    Do we really know everything important about the impacts of our infrastructure projects? And if we don’t, does it matter?

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