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Comment | Making sense of digital

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As we start 2016 a favourite topic within the construction press continues to be the digital revolution and building information modelling (BIM). Recently published cross industry reports confirm that the UK is at the forefront of this technology and the potentially huge financial benefits of being an early adopter.


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Bridge joint replacement | Ramped up solution

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Technology recently developed on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge has virtually eliminated traffic disruption during expansion joint replacement work on a key M25 motorway viaduct.

Since 1986 the Gade Valley Viaduct near Junction 20 has carried the M25 over the West Coast Main Line (WCML), a busy local authority road, the…

Comment | Clarify new infrastructure roles

Making investment plans work.

Do you know your IUK from your MPA or your NIC from your IPA?  The government recently streamlined the bodies that plan and procure the UK’s critical infrastructure, but what sits behind the acronyms and where is the detail? Firstly, a recap.  In October 2015 the government…

Costain on Rhead acquisition | Growing capability

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When Costain acquired Rhead Group earlier this year it improved its position in the energy market and strengthened its programme management offering.

Tim Bowen ought to know a thing or two about Costain’s £36M acquisition of Rhead Group in August of this year. As the contractor’s corporate development director he played…