North Yorkshire County Council begins search for civil engineering contractors

North Yorkshire County Council has begun the search for contractors for its four-year civil engineering framework. It is looking for works to mainly take place on bridges and the road network on behalf of the council in both North and West Yorkshire. Work will involve resurfacing, reconstruction, slurry sealing, repairs to bridges, drainage, kerbing and […]

New studies show School Streets improve air quality

Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23% and is strongly supported by parents, new research published by the Mayor Sadiq Khan reveals. To measure the air quality benefits of the new School Streets, 30 cutting-edge sensors from the Breathe London […]

Millions of pounds earmarked for highways investment in Staffordshire

Several highways improvement projects are being lined up for the coming year as part of £69 million expenditure on roads and bridges in Staffordshire. Alongside regular highways maintenance and huge projects such as the Stafford Western Bypass and Lichfield Southern Bypass, Staffordshire County Council is planning targeted road safety and sustainable transport schemes, including upgrading […]

Hyperloop breakthrough with design of new safety valves

The concept of 700mph land travel has moved a step closer with the successful designing of valves which can withstand forces of more than 125 tonnes. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies says their safety isolation valves are critical safety components for HyperloopTT systems. The company says the valves are built to precise specifications by GNB KL Group […]

Fife Council provide extra £10 million for road repairs

An extra £10 million has been promised to fix Fife’s pothole-ridden roads over the next two years following thousands of complaints. The pledge, part of Fife Council’s budget announced yesterday, will see repairs to roads and pavements across the region. The joint Labour/SNP administration said the money was part of an “extraordinary budget for extraordinary […]

VW recycling centre re-uses 90% of EV batteries

Volkswagen Group Components says a new plant for recycling electric car batteries is delivering another step towards sustainable end-to-end responsibility for the entire value chain of the electric vehicle battery. The company says the of the plant in Salzgitter in Germany is the industrialised recovery of valuable raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and […]

Counting the carbon costs of pothole repairs

A recent survey by GoCompare shed some interesting light on the true cost of potholes. As well as looking at the amount of money councils were spending on pothole repair, the insurer provided an insight into the compensation costs that councils have paid out to drivers between 2018 and 2020. In this blog, Thermal Road […]

Amey helps inspire STEM stars

Amey has been supporting Oxford resident Alexandra Knight who is calling for Surrey schools with underrepresented children, and women interested in becoming Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) role models, to sign up to the Inspiration Academy. The academy is an Amey-backed initiative she has launched as part of STEMAZING, a pandemic-inspired business she created […]


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