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    Infrastructure: The highways programme


    Highways England is about to embark on a massive road investment programme, RIS2, for 2020-25. Agnieszka Krzyzaniak and Nora Taylor of Arcadis explore how it will go about delivering the programme efficiently while aiming to minimise environmental impact and increasing its focus on road user experience

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    Infrastructure: Full fibre and 5G


    Here, Building examines the state of the digital communications market and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead

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    Infrastructure: the road to electric


    The motor industry is gradually shifting to electric vehicles, but the rate of adoption is highly dependent on the rollout of charging infrastructure

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    Infrastructure: Water's smart future


    Elisabeth Selk of Arcadis looks at how water companies can improve performance during Ofwat’s next price review period, PR19

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    Infrastructure: Investment review


    Elisabeth Selk of Arcadis explores the opportunities for infrastructure delivery in the UK to dive into deeper pools of private finance

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    Infrastructure: Smart vehicles


    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


    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

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    Infrastructure: Tunnelling


    Significant investment in rail, water and energy infrastructure will drive a strong pipeline in tunnelling for the next decade across the UK. The design and engineering of tunnels can mitigate their impact and optimise construction

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    Infrastructure: Offshore wind


    Reduced costs and the ability to attract finance are critical to the viability of the UK wind industry, and with the government recently withdrawing onshore subsidies, the focus on offshore has never been greater

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    Infrastructure: Energy transmission


    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

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    Infrastructure: Flood management


    This year’s extreme weather has highlighted the increasing risk of flooding and the difficulties faced in prioritising investment. EC Harris examines the UK’s approach to flood risk management

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    Infrastructure: UK rail


    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

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    Cost model: Renewable energy


    In this month’s engineering services cost model, Davis Langdon Mott Green Wall presents a round-up of the principal options for renewable energy and where they can be best installed

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    Cost model: Urban design and infrastructure


    Proposals for new communities in the South-east, and the redevelopment of existing urban sites will require large-scale investment in site infrastructure. In this month s cost model, we examine the cost and value drivers associated with infrastructure and site amenities

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    Cost model: PFI projects


    The government has swept aside opposition and committed itself to the use of the private sector in delivering public services. With private finance sure to have a growing role in the government’s building programme, it’s time to ask if PFI will be able to deliver. Davis Langdon Everest ...