Wednesday23 August 2017

Infrastructure costs

GATEway trial project

Infrastructure: Smart vehicles

5 Jul 17

Connected and autonomous vehicles are expected to lead the next urban transport revolution - transforming urban mobility and the way roads are managed

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Infrastructure: Digital Railway

21 Mar 17

A look at the challenges the Digital Railway programme faces, and how they can be overcome by good management, supply chain collaboration and a strong investment case

Infrastructure: Railway stations

20 Sep 16

Ciara Walker and David Rowlinson of Arcadis consider the challenges involved in designing and building railway stations in complex operational environments, and balancing stakeholders’ competing objectives

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Infrastructure: Smart motorways

23 Mar 16

Smart motorways could solve rising traffic volumes and congestion in the UK, and have led to Highways England finding an extra third of capacity in our existing motorway network


Infrastructure: Energy transmission

17 Mar 15

The UK’s energy transmission networks need to attract large volumes of investment to respond to a rapidly changing energy market. David Porter and Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris review progress as new regulatory systems bed down

China Central Television HQ

Asia's infrastructure spending to far outstrip Europe

24 Jun 14

PWC report says Asia-Pacific countries will be spending six times as much on infrastructure as their western European counterparts by 2025

Rail: Doncaster Gateway - Balfour beatty

Civils firms warn recovery remains 'fragile'

6 Feb 14

Latest Civil Engineering Contractors Association survey warns growth in the infrastructure sector has begun to slow


Global Infrastructure: Light rail

19 Sep 13

Key issues and benchmark costs of the rapidly growing light railway market


Infrastructure: Nuclear decomissioning

21 Mar 13

David Hayes, Barbra Carlisle and Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris examine how the UK’s £3bn-a-year programme is evolving to deliver greater certainty and value for money


Infrastructure costs: Airports

29 June 2012

As the debate on UK runway capacity gets ever more intense, all of the UK’s airports are focusing on how they can use their existing assets more effectively. Paul Willis and Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris review the key issues affecting infrastructure replacement and enhancement


Spotlight: Major infrastructure

03 February 2012

Vast civil engineering projects such as Crossrail are likely to keep concrete producers busy over the next couple of years, and lengthen lead times for diaphragm wall construction, says Brian Moone


Experian downgrades construction growth forecasts

16 Apr 15

Output prediction cut by 0.5 percentage points for 2015, with further slowdowns anticipated in 2016-17


Infrastructure: The water industry

10 Dec 14

With a challenging regulatory settlement due out this month, water companies are in the final stages of preparing for big changes in their markets. Simon Bimpson and Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris examine how these changes will affect project investment and delivery

Forth Bridge restoration - Balfour Beatty

Civils firms report upturn, but fear skills crunch

12 May 14

Civils firms report rising workloads and orders, but are facing increasing difficulties in finding skilled employees


Infrastructure: UK rail

10 Dec 13

Challenging efficiency targets are driving radical changes in the way that rail assets are managed. EC Harris report on Network Rail’s expenditure plans for the next five years


Infrastructure: Combined cycle gas turbine plants

11 Jul 13

Unless new electricity generating capacity is built soon there will be an energy security crisis in the UK. Barbra Carlisle and Paul Webber of EC Harris examine the role of gas in electricity generation


Infrastructure: Water companies

02 November 2012

Water companies are changing their business models and the way in which they work with their construction partners. Simon Rawlinson and Mike Nugent of EC Harris examine the water industry’s growing focus on whole life performance


Infrastructure: Biomass energy

16 March 2012

The biomass sector is gaining momentum and should prove easier for construction firms to break into than either off-shore wind or nuclear energy. Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris and John Busby of Arcadis examine this emerging market

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