Monthly Archives: February 2023

Thames Water plans £1.6bn sewage works bonanza

Thames Water is planning to splash out £1.6bn on upgrading sewage treatment works and sewer networks over the next two years. An extra 150 extra staff have been taken on at Thames Water’s capital delivery team to raise its capability … Continue reading

Final piece in £700m overhaul of Bank tube station in London opens to public

Upgrade to City underground transport hub includes new entrance and ticket hall at Cannon Street. The £700m upgrade of Bank station has been completed after seven years of construction, transforming London Underground’s major hub in the City into a “like-new, world-class” … Continue reading

Career pathway to becoming a Quantity Surveyor

The demand for Quantity Surveyors at all levels is very high currently and with projects all across the UK such as HS2 among others, this trend seems to be here to stay (for the foreseeable future at least). So how … Continue reading

Portsmouth Water awards more than £200m in contracts for flagship reservoir

Portsmouth Water has awarded £208m worth of contracts to two companies for the creation of a flagship reservoir in South Hampshire, which will hold 8.7 billion litres of water once completed in 2029. The firm, a portfolio company of experienced … Continue reading

The ‘bubble barriers’ that stop plastic pollution before it reaches the sea

In December last year, we shared an article by the Construction Enquirer about a wall of bubbles used to protect migrating salmon from work being carried out on a dock. A Dutch startup led by sailors and surfers has been … Continue reading

How to choose between two great candidates?

All employers and hiring managers know that recruiting new employees can be a long and costly affair, and that’s before inductions and training even take place. Employing the best person for the role will impact on the success of your … Continue reading

Putting your best foot forward

When you think about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most, safety footwear is high on the list, and on the surface, this might seem like a simple ask – just make … Continue reading

World’s first zero-emissions cement trials underway

Construction projects could soon be using the world’s first zero emissions cement, thanks to Cement 2 Zero (C2Z), a UK-based demonstrator project bringing together Cambridge University scientists with key industry figures. The project, which secured £6.5m of government funding from … Continue reading

Pressure from industry sees change to flooding law

ICE Past President David Balmforth was among the flooding experts encouraging the UK government to take action on sustainable drainage. A new approach to sustainable drainage has been announced by the UK government, following pressure from industry to act now. … Continue reading