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BBC NEWS   02 May 2018   UK   Wales  
<p>A landslide has closed a road in Neath Port Talbot after 80 tonnes of tree, mud and debris fell into the road.</p> <p>Cymmer Road in Glyncorrwg was closed after the material fell from a hillside in the Afan Valley in the early hours of Wednesday morning.</p ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
CityMetric   24 January 2018   UK  
<p>Energy from coal is now being linked to global warming and pollution on a global level. In fact, it has been estimated that coal contributes to 25 per cent of green house gases.</p> <p>Coal use has caused severe negative environmental impacts, from its ...
Filed under: Mining News
BBC NEWS   02 January 2018   UK   London  
<p>One of Britain's busiest railways stations has almost doubled its passenger capacity with the reopening of five platforms.</p> <p>London Bridge will now serve 96 million people a year, up from about 50 million.</p> <p>The works form part of a &pound;1bn ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Guardian   01 January 2018   UK  
<p>A campaign has accelerated to turn a disused railway line in Yorkshire into England&rsquo;s longest cycle tunnel &ndash; instead of using &pound;3m of public money to close it for ever.</p> <p>The 1.4 mile (2.3km) Queensbury line, which runs 377ft (115 ...
Filed under: Construction News
<p>Congratulations to the winners of 2017 Tunnelling Awards!</p><p>Our own Geosysta participated with Klokova Tunnel Design in Tunnelling Project of the Year (up to $150m) category.</p><p>It has been a great honor to be shortlisted in this competition. </p ...
Filed under: Contests
CornwallLive   06 December 2017   UK   Cornwall  
<p>This dramatic image captures the scale of a large landslip in Cornwall at a beach regularly used to film Poldark.</p> <p>The National Trust, which owns the coastline, has said it will look at moving the Cornwall coastal footpath away from the new cliff ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
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 ...
Filed under: Construction News
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, ...
Filed under: Construction News
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 ...