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  • Going nuclear: Hinkley Point C will benefit from developing nuclear power plants in France

    Planning and managing nuclear new build, Hinkley Point C

    • Author: Claire Miller
    • Date: 22 February, 2017

    ICE recently hosted a networking evening with EDF Energy to discuss project planning for Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station in the UK in over a generation and the largest infrastructure project of the decade.

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  • Join us as we discuss a range of issues relating to cycle safety

    Podcast - How can we provide a safe environment for female, disabled and older cyclists?

    • Author: Adam Kirkupp
    • Date: 07 February, 2017

    As we continue to read reports of collisions involving vehicles and vulnerable road users, ICE discusses the role transport professionals can play in providing safe and accessible infrastructure for cyclists of all abilities, not just young men!

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  • The new safe confinement for Chernobyl reactor 4 will last 100 years.

    Chernobyl gets a new 100 year tomb

    • Author: Simon Fullalove
    • Date: 03 February, 2017

    The world’s largest moving land structure now covers the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident. In December 2017 engineers pushed a vast 36,000 tonne steel tomb over the highly radioactive remains of Chernobyl reactor 4…

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  • What caused recent spikes in wholesale energy prices?

    What caused recent spikes in UK wholesale power prices?

    • Author: Charlie Ward and Hugh Unwin
    • Date: 03 February, 2017

    In the last quarter of 2016, the UK wholesale power market experienced several significant spikes in its half hourly price. Charlie Ward, New Stream Renewables, and Hugh Unwin, Foresight Group, outline some of the factors that affected…

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  • Nick enjoying the benefits of his new home

    From the Isle of Wight to the Shaky Isle: an engineering geology odyssey

    • Author: Robbie Maddison
    • Date: 02 February, 2017

    Are you thinking of working abroad? Civil engineer Nick Peters talks with Tonkin & Taylor about his relocating experience.

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  • Computer-generated model of global solar radiation around urban buildings.

    Improving the energy efficiency of buildings

    • Author: John Kaiser
    • Date: 31 January, 2017

    John Kaiser Calautit, editor of a new themed issue of the ICE Engineering Sustainability journal, explains how research into big data, GIS methods, performance gaps and super-insulation is helping to make buildings more energy-efficient

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  • There is a growing imperative to embrace Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    BIM in infrastructure - Not just a fad

    • Author: Marek Suchocki CEng FICE
    • Date: 25 January, 2017

    There has been significant promotion, enthusiasm and debate around BIM in the UK in the past few years, stimulated primarily by the public sector BIM Mandate first announced in 2011 and that came into force in 2016.

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  • Rødsand 2 MW wind farm off the Danish coast has 90 turbines 115 m tall (Ole Christiansen/Eon).

    Modelling offshore wind turbines

    • Author: John Owen
    • Date: 13 January, 2017

    John Owen, editor of new themed issue of the ICE Engineering and Computational Mechanics journal on offshore wind, says engineering modelling of offshore wind turbine structures offers many exciting challenges

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  • Intermediate road maintenance technologies such as this tractor-towed grader help to reduce capital costs

    Transport’s role in ending global poverty

    • Author: Elizabeth Jones
    • Date: 12 January, 2017

    Elizabeth Jones, editor of a new free-to-download themed issue of the ICE Transport journal, says improving transport infrastructure is essential to eradicating global poverty

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  • Your CPD record is the key.

    How CPD can help your career take off this year

    • Author: Jenny Cooke
    • Date: 11 January, 2017

    What do you hope to achieve in the next 12 months? Your CPD record could be your secret weapon, says ICE Council member Jenny Cooke

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