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Diversity and Inclusivity: HS2 publishes annual EDI report

HS2 has published its annual EDI report, which showcases how the company is continuing to challenge the national supply chain and rail industry through diversity and inclusion.
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£176m highways maintenance contract awarded to Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded an eight-year, £176m highways maintenance contract by Buckinghamshire Council.
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Ramboll appoints new head of transport planning

Ramboll, global engineering and consultancy company, has appointed Johnny Ojeil as the new head of transport planning.
99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging installations

99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging...

A City and Guilds survey of 500 UK electricians has found that 99% of electricians understood there to be major risks associated with electrical vehicle charging work and only 28% have received specific training.
The planned infrastructure works at York Central will create a mixed use neighbourhood with residential, commercial and green spaces.

Sisk to deliver £100m infrastructure at York Central for Homes England

John Sisk and Son Ltd will deliver over £100m of critical infrastructure at York Central, in a partnership with Homes England to develop the 45-hectare brownfield site.
The team celebrates the historic tunnelling breakthrough

HS2 historic tunnelling breakthrough made with Dorothy the Massive Tunnel Boring...

HS2 Ltd celebrates the historic tunnelling breakthrough of a 2,000-tonne Tunnel Boring Machine named ‘Dorothy’, which has completed a one-mile dig under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.
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Kier trials hydrogen generator on National Highways project

Kier Highways is trialling a hydrogen-powered generator at its National Highways A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool site in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
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Zurich Airport redevelopment awarded to Pragma and team

Pragma, as part of an international consortium led by BIG and HOK, has been chosen to lead on the Zurich Airport redevelopment to create a new terminal extension.
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TfL introduces cooling panel solution to reduce Tube Network temperatures

Transport for London (TfL) is trailing a new cooling panel solution on a disused platform at Holborn Station, to test its suitability for reducing Tube Network temperatures.
Blockchain innovation developed in Wales may be the answer on how to cut costs in the rail industry

Blockchain innovation to cut costs in the rail industry with Amey...

A partnership between Amey Consulting and Finboot has won £30k funding to develop a solution using blockchain to cut conflict-associated costs in the rail industry.
HS2 has revealed the new rural footbridge design across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Northamptonshire

First lightweight rural footbridge design revealed by HS2

The first rural footbridge design has been revealed by HS2, in images showing the bridges as they will appear in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Northamptonshire.
Bidding has begun in the Levelling Up Fund Round 2; Haverfordwest Castle received a grant from the first round of bids

Levelling Up Fund Round 2: Bidding begins for £4.8bn fund

The government’s Levelling Up Fund Round 2 has opened for bidding, allowing councils all over the country to bid for funding for projects that improve communities.
Automated Cone Laying Machines

Balfour Beatty rolls out industry first Automated Cone Laying Machines

Balfour Beatty becomes the first UK construction company to roll out the new FALCON ACLM® Automated Cone Laying Machines to reduce the risks associated with cone laying across its Highways operations.
HS2 Solihull Interchange Station

HS2 Solihull Interchange Station contract secured by Laing O’Rourke

It has been announced that Laing O’Rourke Delivery Limited will build the new HS2 Solihull Interchange Station, bringing 30,000 new jobs to the West Midlands economy.
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TfL announces Barking Riverside station opening date

TfL has announced that the new Barking Riverside Station will open to customers on 18 July, providing quicker and more sustainable journey options.
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Asite chosen for £259m British Army Vehicle Storage Support Programme

Skanska has chosen Asite as the data management platform for the British Army’s Vehicle Storage Support Programme.
Wendover Dean Viaduct foundations

HS2 lays first of Wendover Dean Viaduct foundations

An expert team of HS2 ground engineers has started work on Wendover Dean Viaduct foundations, sinking the first of more than 50 carbon-saving concrete piles.
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[VIDEO] HS2 reveals updated Amersham vent shaft headhouse designs

HS2 has revealed the updated designs for Amersham vent shaft headhouse, which will provide ventilation and emergency access to Chiltern tunnel.
digitising HS2 construction workflows

Balfour Beatty VINCI and Esri UK save £20k a year digitising...

BBV has adopted software from Esri UK, rolling out its Site Scan for ArcGIS drone flight management and image processing software, to support its drone deployment strategy across 90km of the Midlands, digitising HS2 construction workflows.
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Tarmac purchases first battery electric mixer truck

As part of the company’s commitment to net zero, Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK.

First look at HS2’s Washwood Heath Depot facility revealed

The first design images for HS2's Washwood Heath Depot, the maintenance facility and main control centre for the whole HS2 network, have been revealed.
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Balfour Beatty joint venture places first bridge widening beams on Texas...

Balfour Beatty, as part of Colorado River Constructors (CRC) joint venture team, successfully set the first bridge beams that support widening activities east of US 290 and SH 71 “Y” interchange in Austin, Texas on the $674m Oak Hill Parkway project.
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HS2 unveils giant outdoor factory and training academy in Warwickshire

HS2’s civics partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI has opened a construction compound in Kingsbury, Warwickshire, comprising a giant outdoor factory and training academy, and will commence production on the Delta Junction this summer.
HS2 updates

HS2 updates designs to use 80% less concrete at Streethay

HS2 updates designs to reduce the length of wall structures for the railway at Streethay from 1.6 kilometres to 420 metres, meaning 80% less concrete will be required.
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HS2 secures planning permission for Birmingham railway viaducts

Birmingham City Council has approved planning permission for two railway viaducts in the city centre which will join Curzon Street Station with the HS2 project.
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Can the development industry deliver the EV mandate in new homes?

Stuart Irvine, senior director of planning at Turley, discusses how the government’s EV mandate in new development could work in practice.

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