Thursday, 30 October 2014



Skills and finance key to £30bn supply chain boost

20 Oct 2014

The UK economy could be £30bn better off by 2025 if concerted efforts are made now to revitalise domestic supply chains.


The Engineer Q&A: Crossrail

17 Sep 2014

Your chance to question the team behind Europe’s largest construction project.



Your questions answered: Crossrail

27 Oct 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Senior Crossrail engineers answer your questions on Europe’s biggest infrastructure project



Forget the stereotypes: engineering the Shard was six years of exhilarating fun

20 Oct 2014 | By Roma Agrawal

WSP structural engineer and “leading lady” Roma Agrawal explains why you’ll need passion if you want an engineering job you’ll love.

Estuary airport

Political posturing couldn't save Boris Island

3 Sep 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

The Thames Estuary airport was one of Boris Johnson’s pet projects, but realistically he could only cheerlead and the odds were always stacked against it.



This week in 1884: Excavating the Panama Canal

17 Jul 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer’s report on the machines used to create one of the modern engineering wonders of the world included hints at some of the terrible troubles it would go on to face.


This week in 1883: Opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, New York

29 May 2013 | By Stephen Harris

The Engineer gave a detailed report of both the engineering behind the bridge that began the architectural transformation of New York and the tragic circumstances of its construction.

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With UK electricity capacity expected to reach a seven year low this winter (4 per cent) which of the following should be prioritised in order to keep the lights on?