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Councils sitting on £443m as local infrastructure suffers

New analysis by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) reveals that two fifths (40%) of the receipts from a levy on property developers meant for local infrastructure improvements remains unspent by councils in England and Wales. The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was introduced in 2010 to help local councils secure the revenue needed to…

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Atos and Bentley Systems team up to create and operate infrastructure digital twins

Global leaders in digital transformation, Atos, and leading infrastructure software solutions provider Bentley Systems have announced a strategic partnership through which they will offer a complete solution to create and operate digital twins on behalf of industry and infrastructure asset owners. Digital twins refers to a digital replica of physical assets, processes, people, places, systems…

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Atkins lands role on Welsh nuclear plant

Firm to carry out civils work on the £15bn project in Anglesey Atkins is among a trio of firms who have secured roles on the £15bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station. Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe has signed up three companies to support delivery of design of the Anglesey-based project. Atkins, who was bought out by the…

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PAULEY Deliver NCHSR and HS2 Training Technology of the Future

The recent Skills, Employment and Education Strategy (SEE) document released by HS2 Ltd in October 2018 (https://www.hs2.org.uk/documents/hs2-skills-employment-and-education-strategy/) highlights the critical importance that HS2 will bring to the UK’s infrastructure portfolio, and the vital role that the scheme plays in educating and training the infrastructure and rail workforce in opening up new opportunities. HS2 and the…

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ACE says the budget must recognise importance of infrastructure investment

Ahead of the autumn budget on 29 October, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has called on the chancellor Philip Hammond to recognise the importance of infrastructure investment by responding positively to the National Infrastructure Assessment and boosting growth across the sector. In a letter to the chancellor on behalf of its members, ACE…

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Engineering sector must share its success stories more

Mott MacDonald’s global practice leader for sustainability and chair of ICE’s sustainability leadership team, Davide Stronati, shares his hopes for a legacy of change from the forthcoming Global Engineering Congress. The Global Engineering Congress (GEC) taking place in London from 22-26 October 2018 is an unmissable opportunity for civil engineering to leave a lasting legacy….

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New partnership launched to support green businesses and drive clean economic growth

Lancaster University has teamed up with the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) to support innovation and grow business which reduces carbon emissions and delivers clean growth. The partnership between the two organisations will support businesses which are working on ideas, developments and innovations which could cut energy use and waste. The recent IPCC special report on…

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Tideway boss takes the chair at the Construction Leadership Council

  Andy Mitchell, Tideway’s chief executive has been announced as the new co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). Mitchell is replacing former Crossrail boss Andrew Wolstenholme who is stepping down from the body after three years. He brings a wealth of experience that starts well before joining Tideway in 2014 with roles from projects…

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Atkins sponsors appointment of cyber professor at UK’s Cranfield University

Atkins is sponsoring the appointment of Professor Paul Theron at Cranfield University as the Atkins-Cranfield Professor of Cyber-Secure Engineering Systems and Processes. The newly created role will strengthen the relationship in research and development between Atkins and Cranfield University, to support advances in through-life cyber security. Working with external funders and across disciplines, Professor Theron…

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