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Special reports

Roads and Bridges

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Carillion's top scaffolder: PFIs, payment and what comes nextSubscription

Lyndon Scaffolding was once Carillion’s go-to scaffolder before cutting its ties. CEO Robert Lynch outlines what needs to change following the firm’s demise.

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How virtual reality safety training can trick the mindSubscription

Is it possible to create artificial memories of trauma using VR, with the aim of influencing scaffolders to develop risk adverse behaviour?

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Modular revolution: Keeping scaffolding up to speed Subscription

As with so many industries, construction has seen significant advances in recent years


Bruce Donaldson head of highways WSP

Boom times await highway engineersSubscription

Confidence in UK infrastructure and particularly roads remains high, and the government’s recent backing of the £7bn Oxford to Cambridge Expressway in the Autumn Budget is testament to that.

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Portal power: New tool targets highways sector emissionsSubscription

A carbon portal is helping Highways England build more sustainable roads

Mark Kaney director of asset management Sweco UK

Digital asset management: What it needs is consistencySubscription

The potential for technology to transform the infrastructure sector is a double-edged sword.

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Interserve raises concrete shield for cancer killer VideoSubscription

The contractor’s work to deliver a complex radiation-shielding concrete solution has required exceptional precision.


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Northern line extension goes from strength to strengthSubscription

Mott MacDonald’s work on Battersea’s new tube line has produced a concrete composition that both fits the bill and reduces environmental impact.

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Nuclear pipeline cranks up pressure on concrete supplySubscription

What do concrete suppliers need to consider to help deliver the UK’s new generation of nuclear power plants?

Precast Flooring Federation PFF guidance worker safety

Updated installation guidance targets precast safetySubscription

The PFF is set to launch an updated code of practice on safely installing precast concrete flooring and associated components.


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Shard Place's steel base gives Severfield 'beast of a job'Subscription

Severfield is erecting five storeys of steel next to the Shard that will be topped with 22 storeys of concrete. CN went behind the scenes to see this highly unusual arrangement.

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Cliffhanger: REIDsteel's challenging Isle of Wight liftSubscription

A new bridge for the Shanklin Cliff Lift shows how good communication between erectors and designers can make challenging sites safe to work on.