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New Arup report advocates use of timber to help tackle climate change

Arup has launched its Rethinking Timber Buildings report aimed at accelerating the construction industry’s response to reducing global emissions and achieving net zero carbon buildings by using sustainable materials. The report, which highlights the time and efficiency savings that can result from the use of mass timber as a sustainable and safe alternative to more…

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DfT launches its “biggest review into transport in a generation”

With the UK seen to be at the start of the road of a transport revolution, ministers are keen to accelerate the progress of innovation and explore regulations around new types of vehicles like electric scooters. In what is being described as the biggest review into transport in a generation, the Future of mobility: urban…

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Chemical sector opportunities

Following the successful workshop held with the chemical sector last month the first of the deeper-dive activities is now being planned. This is a workshop to explore how modern Technical Standards promote and encourage innovation.    While this workshop will cover a range of materials it will centre on a case study on cementitious material…

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The Future of Rail conference – 26-27 June 2019 – London

Attend the Future of Rail conference, taking place at America Square, London on the 26-27 June 2019.  The 2019 event will give you 4 hours of networking with senior industry leaders, insight into investment plans of major clients and discussion on how technologies are shaping current and future projects. Registration is now open, and you…

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Engineering behavioural change

Successful infrastructure investment requires the understanding and influence of behaviour as much as the development of assets, say Craig McMaster and Garry Sanderson. Environmental upheaval, technological revolution, economic pressures and shifting customer expectations mean the challenge faced by our modern infrastructure sector has never been more complex. In the UK, the need for substantive improvement…

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Transforming the future with Women in Engineering Day

Sunday 23 June 2019 will mark 2019’s International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED19). The annual campaign day highlights industry transformation through diversity in engineering. The global awareness campaign is coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). It increases the profile of women in engineering worldwide and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls…

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TfL awards £220m London Underground track contract to Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has landed a £220m contract from Transport for London (TfL) to deliver London Underground track renewal works. The four-year contract covers all aspects of track renewals including track, points and crossings, and trackside drainage across over 1,047km of the network. Starting in April, with an option to extend the contract for a further…

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Network Rail unveils new interim boss for its Digital Railway programme

Stuart Calvert will be the man responsible for leading Network Rail’s digital transformation programme after David Waboso retires next month. Responsible for boosting the use of digital signalling and train control technologies through the Digital Railway Programme, Waboso has been the man at the helm of ensuring Network Rail embraces and adopts new technology to…

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