#Infrastructure

The Engineering of why British Railways can’t cope with the heatwaves?

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The UK’s rail service has been hit with widespread train delays and high levels of cancellations during the heatwave. The whole of the east coast line between Edinburgh and London was closed for hours on July 20 because of the heat. So why is the heatwave causing so...

The Benefits of Using Sensors in Drones for Several Industries

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Sensors for drones are increasingly being used for surveying, mapping, and inspections in several industries such as mining, construction, agriculture, environmental management, and waste management. Combining sensors in drones is important because they play an essential role. They collect information and perform operations, making drones useful. As the...

ICE wants you to vote for your favourite engineering project of 2020

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ICE London have opened up their voting for the publics favourite engineering project in 2020. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has been running the London People’s Choice Award for the last eight years. The award recognises the civil engineering projects that are transforming the built environment and...

Are self-driving cars safe?

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Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream? If autonomous cars become the future’s way of getting from A to B, can we trust them to take us there safely? Here are...

Two years on what’s the verdict for the world’s first solar road?

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Two years ago, the worlds first solar road opened outside a small village in Normandy. Two years down the road how has it faired? Sadly the 2,800 square meter test road, according to a report by Le Monde, has turned out to be a colossal engineering failure. As...

The Whaley Bridge dam collapse is a wake-up call

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Concrete infrastructure will not last forever without care Torrential rain in the Midlands and North of England that saw half a month’s rain fall in one day caused such volumes of water to pass through the spillway of the Toddbrook Reservoir dam, above the town of Whaley...