Industry News

National Infrastructure Commission publishes first National Infrastructure Assessment

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published its first National Infrastructure Assessment. The key finding is that Britain has a “golden opportunity” to switch to greener ways of providing energy to homes and businesses without increasing bills. The Commission call for
Our annual conference in Leeds - in pictures

Our annual conference in Leeds – in pictures

Our annual conference in Leeds - in pictures

Our annual conference in Leeds – in pictures

Ashford International welcomes first modern high-speed train en-route to Paris

Ashford International Station will now see more high speed services from Europe, after the completion of a £10m project that has included an upgrade to the track, adaptation of Ashford’s international platforms and state-of the-art signalling equipment. The improvement to what is known as the Ashford spur means that the track now meets international standards and [ … ]

Ailie MacAdam from Bechtel talks about her career in engineering

Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam, a former Director at High Speed Rail Industry Leaders, talks to Jim Al-Khalili on Radio 4’s Life Scientific about her career as an engineer. During her 30 years at Bechtel, Ailie has led on major UK and US infrastructure projects, in addition to oil, gas and chemicals projects in Europe and Africa. Ailie talks [ … ]

HS2 makes good progress one year on from Royal Assent

Since Royal Assent was granted last year construction has already begun along the Phase One route, which will run from London to the West Midlands and is due to be mostly completed by 2025. The first train services are expected to run on the line from 2026. Enabling work has already begun, with the main civil engineering [ … ]