Eurocodes Decoded

Swapping commas for decimal places, executing a structure rather than building it, and different concrete strengths for cylinders over cubes are just some of the new realities facing engineers using Eurocodes, the recently introduced structural design standards. The switch to...

Getting in the swing

Huge skies. That’s what you get on the Norfolk Broads. Huge skies and flat landscapes. Not, perhaps, as flat as the Cambridgeshire Fens which seem almost concave, but nevertheless flat enough for you to see for miles. In the...
Let there be light Two ridges create Edinburgh’s spectacular topography. On the glacial tail from an extinct volcano are the castle and high medieval buildings. Opposite is a drumlin ridge on which sits the city’s Georgian New Town. The Nor’ Loch...
Work has been completed on a green project to provide power for part of Belgium’s rail network. The scheme has involved the installation of 16,000 monocrystalline solar panels on the roof of a tunnel. They cover a surface area...
When the rail engineer last reported on the Welsh Highland Railway in August 2008, the line was still in the final stages of construction and civil engineering challenges were dominating the work. The railway had opened from Caernarfon to...
In May 2010, surveying specialist Severn Partnership was approached to provide a proposal for track movement monitoring during piling works for a new footbridge adjacent to the railway fence line. This needed to adhere to Network Rail Standard NR/BS/LI/045...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...