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awards.constructionnews.co.uk   02 November 2017   UK   London  
<p>The Construction News Awards are back, celebrating 22 years of rewarding the very best companies and individuals in construction.</p><p>Each year, hundreds of companies with combined revenues of £100bn+ from all over the UK enter the CN Awards to have their ...
highways.today   02 November 2017   UK   London  
<p>In 2004, a pedestrian bridge with a difference was opened in London spanning an inlet off the main canal at Merchant Square, Paddington Basin.</p> <p>The Rolling Bridge was conceived by designer Thomas Heatherwick, who was influenced by the fluid, coiling ...
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The construction index   01 November 2017   UK  
<p>A new cast-in rubber gasket corner joint system designed to reduce the risk of segment cracking during tunnel construction has secured a UK patent.</p> <p>It is an apparently simple innovation that could save the tunnelling industry both time and money, ...
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The construction index   27 October 2017   UK   Edinburgh  
<p>Engineers at Heriot-Watt University have designed a &lsquo;sacrificial device&rsquo; for buildings that absorbs the impact of earthquakes or explosions to prevent or reduce damage.</p> <p>George Vasdravellis, assistant professor in structural engineering ...
New Scientist   24 October 2017   UK   Devon  
<p>The scene around the flooded Whitehill Yeo pit in Devon, UK, resembles a lunar landscape. Until it was abandoned just a few years ago, an endless stream of diesel trucks carried china clay out of the mine seven days a week.</p><p>But don’t be fooled by ...
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100awards New Civil Engineer   24 October 2017   UK   London  
<p>SHOWCASING TRULY OUTSTANDING CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICES</p><p>The NCE100 power list recognises the most forward-thinking, innovative firms operating in civil engineering today. These are the firms that are doing the right things, in the right way, to deliver ...
awards.geplus   16 October 2017   UK   London  
<p>Celebrating the very best in geotechnical engineering</p> <p>Attracting the biggest names in the industry, from the UK and around the world, the 2018 Ground Engineering Awards offers an ideal opportunity to promote your engineering excellence, demonstrate ...
BBC NEWS   13 October 2017   UK   Scotland  
<p>A giant boring machine has "broken through" to complete the initial construction phase of the &pound;100m Shieldhall Tunnel.<br />The project to create the biggest waste water tunnel in Scotland has seen a 3.1 mile (4.8km) tunnel created beneath the south ...
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highways.today   12 October 2017   UK   Glasgow  
<p>Professor Rebecca Lunn MBE of the University of Strathclyde has extended her well-established partnership with BAM Nuttall by taking up the five-year post of BAM Nuttall / RAEng Research Chair in Biomineral Technologies for Ground Engineering.</p> <p>Professor ...
BCIA   28 September 2017   UK   London  
<p>The British Construction Industry Awards seek to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery, design, construction and, crucially, delivering outcomes for society.</p> <p>We are delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2017 British Construction ...