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Is the EU losing credibility on its transport policy (15/2/06)
Europe’s grand project to make transport sustainable in the long run is simply being abandoned, warns the Parliament’s transport committee vice-president Gilles Savary.
Forward thinking (3/10/05)
New EFFC president Patrice Runacher looks to the future
Amsterdam conference (9/9/05)
31 May -2 June 2006
Everything you ever wanted to know about working time (14/1/05)
Questions and answers on the working time directive
Steeled for change (19/8/04)
Could steel become the foundation material of choice? Robin Dawson believes so
Singapore collapse (12/5/04)
Is the recent cut and cover box failure on the Singapore Circle Line the worst retaining wall and foundation failure in history?
Benchmarking safety (8/3/04)
Despite improvements in foundation equipment, industrial accidents in the foundation sector are still above average in both occurrence and severity.
Who takes the risk? (30/10/03)
A European survey revealed some marked differences in how the various markets and their foundation contractors deal with ground conditions risk.
Close knit (27/10/03)
Relationships between clients, general contractors and specialists are changing for the better – and buildabilty is becoming a prime consideration, says David Sherwood
Addressing the conundrum (14/6/03)
When Arup director Brian Simpson was invited to present a paper on embedded retaining walls to the international geotechnical community, he used the opportunity to outline the subject’s turbulent and controversial history.