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HS2 Phase One Stage One winners announced
Monday, July 17, 2017 Great Britain - The High Speed Two project has announced the winning bidders to construct the first stage of the first phase of the project, which is split into three ‘Areas’.
Queen promises High Speed Two
Friday, June 30, 2017 Great Britain – The Queen has committed the government to investing in High Speed Two (HS2). In the 2017 Queen’s Speech, a traditional way in which the priorities of government are announced to the nation, the UK’s head of state briefly touched upon the project amidst an array of other ideas.
Harding Prize winner 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Great Britain - Omar Mohammed was awarded the 2017 Harding Prize. The Transport for London engineer was recognised for presenting the best paper, as chosen by BTS judges, at the May meeting of the society.
Shieldhall construction halfway complete
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Great Britain - Work on Glasgow’s Shieldhall project is halfway complete, according to Scottish Water. In an announcement in early May, the client said that the milestone was reached as the TBM passed under Pollok Park. The project will be the longest wastewater tunnel in Scotland when complete.
British explosives standard out for consultation
Friday, May 05, 2017 Great Britain – The Code of practice for the safe use of explosives in the construction industry (BS 5607) is currently out for consultation. The period began on 19 April and public comment ends on 20 June.
Lower Thames Crossing route announced
Friday, April 28, 2017 Great Britain - Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the preferred route for the Lower Thames Crossing in April. The new crossing will create a new link between the A2 and the M25 and ease the burden on the busy Dartford Crossing.
TfL takes on TUCA
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Great Britain – Transport for London (TfL) will take over the running of Crossrail’s Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy. The UK’s only publicly owned transportation operator signed a contract with Prospect’s College of Advanced Technology to run the academy.
Silvertown shortlist announced
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Great Britain – Transport for London (TfL) has announced the three companies who have been shortlisted to design, finance, build and maintain the Silvertown Tunnel – a new twin-bore road tunnel proposed for east London.
HS2 gets Royal Assent, ministers and executives react
Friday, March 03, 2017 Great Britain - The UKs new north-south rail link has made it through the final round of parliamentary debate. The High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) hybrid Bill – essentially the planning application for HS2 – received overwhelming support from MPs. In the Bill’s third reading in the Commons MPs voted 399 to 42 in favour. In the Lords, the figures were 386 to 26 in support of the Bill passing.
Tarada recognised with third industry Fellowship
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Great Britain - Fathi Tarada, director of ventilation specialist Mosen has been awarded a Fellowship from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The award adds to Fellowships from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, awarded in 2001 and the Institution of Fire Engineers, awarded in 2012.
BSI revises engineering drawings standard
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Great Britain - The British Standards Institution (BSI) has revised BS 8888:2017 - Technical product documentation and specification. The latest version is a comprehensive update to the UK’s national framework standard for engineering drawings and geometrical tolerancing.
Temporary works code of practice published
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Great Britain - The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published PAS 8811 Temporary works - major infrastructure and client procedures - code of practice.
Court rules against Glendoe client
Friday, January 13, 2017 Great Britain – A court has issued its ruling on the Glendoe collapse, finding in favour of contractor Hochtief at the expense of client Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). The decision was given on 21 December and denied SSE a GBP 130M (USD 160M in Jan 2017) damages claim against Hochtief. The contractor will however have to pay low availability damages of GBP 1M (USD 1.24M in Jan 2017) for not completing the remedial work.
Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman and vice-chairman
Monday, January 09, 2017 Great Britain - Graeme Monteith, Tunnelling Engineering Manager at Barhale Construction, has been appointed chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association and Jim Kirby, an Associate at consulting engineer Donaldson Associates, vice-chairman.
Work begins on National Grid’s Thames Tunnel
Thursday, December 15, 2016 Great Britain - Engineers were preparing to sink 30m deep shafts at locations alongside the Thames in West London as Tunnels and Tunnelling went to press. The sites were being prepared at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Battersea Park and ahead of construction of the 330m-long tunnel by micro TBM.
New president for Institute of Fire Safety Managers
Thursday, November 03, 2016 Great Britain - Fire safety consultant Graham Green is the new president of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM). The appointment was made at the annual Fire Sector Summit held at the Royal Academy of Surgeons in London.
New to deliver Harding Memorial Lecture
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Great Britain - Barry New is to deliver the Harding Memorial Lecture at 6pm on 19 January at the ICE in London. An associate for the Geotechnical Consulting Group, New has chosen to address tunnelling impact assessments for existing utility pipelines and tunnel assets.
Cowi’s UK businesses unite under parent brand
Monday, October 10, 2016 Great Britain - Flint & Neil and Donaldson Associates will rebrand as Cowi, the Danish company announced. The change will come into effect on 1 January 2017.
Scottish Water spends big
Thursday, October 06, 2016 Great Britain - Investment is to be directed at the sewer network of Paisley in Scotland. Client Scottish Water is about to spend GBP 17M on a 1.6km sewer tunnel as well as combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the town centre. The work will reduce the frequency of spills into local waterways during storms.
Mel Elwell joins HS2 board
Thursday, September 29, 2016 Great Britain - High Speed Two announced that Mel Elwell will join its board as a non-executive director. Elwell was formerly CEO of engineering and infrastructure giant Amey.

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