Entries by jamesfernandes

Fibre-optic cables used to detect leaks

Anglian Water is trialling the use of fibre-optic cables to find hidden leaks in water mains. Anglian’s engineers are trialling the technology across the company’s alliance with Kier and the Craley Group. Craley Group’s iSMTM technology is being trialled on a Kier designed model section of pipework on an Anglian Water site in Lincolnshire. This […]

Further Lower Thames Crossing consultation as plans are refined

Britain’s most ambitious roads project in a generation will begin its next phase of public consultation next week, Highways England has announced today. The further consultation into the multi-billion pound Lower Thames Crossing, which will connect, Essex, Thurrock and Kent, will give people the opportunity to look at, and comment on, changes made to the […]

Balancing risk for town centre development

Jacqueline Hughes, senior risk analyst at Equib, discusses how project managers for town centre developments can get their risk management strategy right Transport infrastructure projects such as HS1 and Crossrail are promising to improve access to major conurbations and support town centre regeneration. However, managing projects in densely-populated areas can bring increased risk. A robust risk management approach […]

Freight’s role in zero carbon emissions – ERFA

Source: RTM Dec 19/Jan 20 Conor Feighan Secretary General European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) The key challenge for policy makers and industry over the coming five years revolves around the decarbonisation of transport. The transport sector currently accounts for 27% of Europe’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Emissions from transport have increased 26% since 1990 and […]

Automated cone laying vehicle trials due to start

Highways experts are developing pioneering technology to eliminate one of the biggest risks facing England’s roadworkers. Highways England and its partners are joining forces to create automated vehicles to lay cones on the country’s motorways and major A roads – and prevent workers having to lift an average 10 tonnes of equipment per shift. Cones […]

£7 million highways scheme completed to cut congestion in Birchwood

Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry has hailed Warrington Borough Council following the completion of a £7 million highways scheme to cut congestion in Birchwood. The Warrington East project – a series of transport and highways improvements on Birchwood Way – has officially finished. The completion of the third and final phase brings to an end […]