Civil Engineering News

  • John Guest’s new Direct Buried range transforms blown fibre installations

    John Guest – part of RWC’s family of brands – has launched a new range of ultra-transparent Direct Buried Blown Fibre Straight Connectors. Designed to ensure successful microduct installations under the toughest conditions, this robust range of plastic push-fit fittings addresses key challenges faced by the rapidly expanding fibre networks across the ...


    By John Guest

  • Infrastructure Intelligence: Real-Time Access to In-Depth Data Helps Keep Assets Safe and Secure

    Today’s infrastructure faces unprecedented challenges, including many that its original designers and builders did not anticipate. The pressures of megacities, earthquakes, rising sea levels and corrosive pollutants are now unavoidable. Since the start of the new millennium, there have been 113 major bridge collapses, resulting in 57 deaths.1 The ACSE recently gave US infrastructure a ...

  • Report calculates public health benefits of conversion to electric vehicles

    Computer simulations from the University of Toronto’s Transportation and Air Quality Research Group suggest that the electrification of the vehicle fleet will do much more than reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, a shift to electric cars and SUVs would result in 313 fewer premature deaths per year. Newer, cleaner trucks would mean 275 fewer premature ...

  • Strategic Sale in China of Aspiral to Three Gorges Group

    Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce that it has sold its first AspiralTM System to Three Gorges Group for the Great Protection of Yangtze River (Three Gorges) and general contractor China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group (CREC4). This sale is of strategic importance to Fluence, as it represents the initial step of a potential long-term strategic partnership with Three ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Rotork provides bespoke solution for London’s Carpenter’s Lock Restoration project

    Rotork’s IQ intelligent actuators with MTW multi-turn worm gearboxes play a critical role which enables this lock to operate. The lock is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and incorporates radial gates each weighing 14 tonnes that rise above the passing canal boats to allow entry and exit. The Rotork actuators and their gearboxes have been installed to raise and lower the 14 ...


    By Rotork plc

  • A Discussion On Tire Recycling Plants

    In these present times, cars have grown to be more accessible and consequently, many people purchase them. For this reason, more tires are increasingly being thrown out so there is certainly a significant amount of tire scrap. To get that into numbers, 3 billion tires are trashed every year globally. Even during highly western world, this can be still a concern where an incredible number of tires ...

  • Anthias Prize draw winners - entries show broad appeal of new GC-MS book

    Thank you to all those who entered our recent prize draw to win a copy of the new GC-MS book 'Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: How Do I Get the Best Results?' The book is available to buy from the RSC bookshop. Did you know? as a Royal Society of Chemistry member, you get 35% off anything in the RSC bookshop! Find out more about membership with the RSC. The winners were: C. Tulcan, V. ...


    By Anthias Consulting Ltd.

  • Adler and Allan Announce Exclusive Partnership with Bradbury Group to Supply and Install Market Leading Flood Doors

    Adler and Allan, the UK’s largest environmental and risk reduction specialists, has announced an exclusive partnership with the nation’s leading provider of steel doors and physical security solutions, Bradbury Group, to supply and install its market leading range of flood security doors to businesses in the UK. Specifically designed to meet the needs of the utility sector, the M2MFL ...


    By Adler & Allan Ltd

  • Grupo Soledad Continues to Develop Circular Economy Concept

    In the last issue of Retreading Business we reported on some of the investments currently being made at the Spanish retreader Insa Turbo. However, Insa’s strategy to increase sales of its retread products is only half the story, and in this issue we wanted to focus on the parent company, Grupo Soledad, and how the family-owned operation has evolved from its original status as a tyre ...


    By Retreading Business Ltd

  • BBA Pumps to the rescue

    The 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016 and subsequent landslides revealed the fragility of our nation’s infrastructure in an event widely described as unprecedented. The reinstatement of the railways alone was the largest rail construction effort in the South Island since WWII. Early in the emergency, military helicopters were used to lift Prime Pump BBA pumps from frigates based off ...


    By Prime Pump

  • How To Make A Profitable Business With The Waste Tire Recycling Plant

    No two businesses are alike. And starting a waste tire recycling business just might work wonders to suit your needs. Tires can readily be recycled with the aid of a waste tire recycling plant. Our article features all of the steps that you'll want to get started with this particular business. This kind of business can be either your primary business or your side business and this will produce a ...

  • NGVAmerica Presents 2019 NGV Achievement Awards at Annual Meeting & Industry Summit

    Today, eleven organizations and individuals were honored at Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s (NGVAmerica) 2019 Industry Summit and Annual Meeting for their contributions toward the advancement of natural gas as a transportation fuel. These annual awards are awarded to nominees from all stakeholder segments, including but not limited to: NGV industry equipment and service ...

  • Mr Ryan Yuen to helm The Singapore International Water Week as its new Managing Director from October 2019

    The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ryan Yuen as its new Managing Director, with effect from 1 October 2019. He replaces Mr Bernard Tan, who had served as the SIWW’s Managing Director since 1 July 2014. “I am delighted to be taking over this exciting portfolio. Under Bernard’s leadership, the Singapore International Water ...

  • New network of weather stations in Sheffield

    OTT HydroMet is installing fifteen automatic weather stations as part of the University of Sheffield’s Urban Flows Observatory, which is led by the Departments of Civil and Structural Engineering, and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE). The monitoring sites are conveniently located at Sheffield schools, and data from the stations will contribute to the project’s wider ...

  • DA-Innovation-Award 2020

    Due to high participation on the DA-Innovation-Award in the last two years, also in 2020 there will be an award granted by the Deutscher Abbruchverband e.V. for final degrees, which deliver new insights into the branch. Students of civil engineering, geology and other related fields of study can submit their graded final degrees (bachelor-, master-, diploma- or doctoral theses are accepted). The ...

  • NSG 2019

    Near Surface Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2019 9-11 September 2019, The Hague, Netherlands We are pleased to announce our participation and look forward to meeting you in the Hague! This edition will host the 25th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics along with three parallel events: 1st International Conference on Geophysics for Geothermal and Renewable ...


    By ImpulseRadar

  • CERC supporting environmental research at University College London

    This summer, four University College London (UCL) MSc students have been using ADMS-Urban in very different ways for their dissertation projects. Jingyan Wang and Jinwei Xu are using the advanced street canyon option in ADMS-Urban to model air flow and pollutant dispersion within a street canyon in Nicosia, Cyprus, validating against an earlier field campaignmeasuring wind flow and pollutant ...

  • Detention basins could catch more than stormwater

    Everywhere you go there are stormwater detention basins built near large construction projects intended to control the flow of rainwater and runoff. Now, those basins might help in controlling nitrogen runoff into rivers and lakes, according to Lauren E. McPhillips, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State. Speaking today (Aug. 12) at the annual meeting of the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Scientists reveal key insights into emerging water purification technology

    With water scarcity a critical challenge across the globe, scientists and engineers are pursuing new ways to harvest purified water from unconventional sources, like seawater or even wastewater. One of those researchers is Tiezheng Tong, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, whose lab is studying an emerging technology called membrane distillation. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Great Lakes Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

    Net income from continuing operations of $11.5M Completed sale of Environmental & Infrastructure business Closed new five-year Revolving Credit Facility Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Nasdaq:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Second Quarter 2019 Highlights Revenue ...

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