Can the government really hold back the tidal lagoon?

| January 10, 2017

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As every history student will tell you, King Canute's doomed attempt to hold back the tides was not intended to become a byword for monarchical arrogance, but rather as a demonstration of the limits of executive power. Time and tide waits for no man, even a king.

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Infrastructure Policy Watch: UKIB goes live, Singapore brings in global sustainability experts

Article | June 29, 2021

The new UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) recently opened, with its remit confirmed by the UK government in a new Framework Document. The document sets out the role of the bank as providing: "leadership to the market in the development of infrastructure and new infrastructure technologies, crowding-in private capital and reducing risk through its cornerstone investments and range of financial products. It will bolster the government’s lending to local government for large and complex projects through its expertise and scrutiny, and help to bring private and public sector stakeholders together to regenerate regions and create new opportunities." It will have two strategic objectives, to help tackle climate change and support regional and local economic growth. Given these two objectives may conflict, the Framework Document suggests "where an investment is primarily to support economic growth, the Company will ensure that it does not do significant harm against its climate objective."

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ICE STEM Ambassadors help to inspire the next generation

Article | April 23, 2020

Andy Magee is a Senior Civil Engineer at Leeds City Council and ICE Yorkshire & Humber’s STEM Ambassador of the Year. STEM outreach is crucial, says Andy. Firstly to better inform the next generation of the opportunities available to them, but also to the civil engineering industry which is facing a potential skills shortage in the future. Outreach work helps us to grow the potential engineers of tomorrow and equip them with the skills needed for an ever-changing world of work – in being able to find and convey innovative ideas and solutions for example.

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How electricity REALLY works

Article | April 2, 2020

If electricity is a mystery to you, this is the explanation you have been looking for. My dad has been studying this matter for years now. He has no formal education in electrical engineering, but in the fine tradition of natural science and philosophers of old, he has spent many hours observing nature and here is his explanation of electricity. Electricity comes from lightning. Ben Franklin’s first experiment with electricity was flying a kite in a lightning storm.

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COVID-19: The Economic Impact on Construction

Article | March 16, 2020

Publicly panicking a world by stating that this is a pandemic isn’t going to solve the immediate problem the world is facing. We are already hearing China is reporting that its citizens are getting a better handle on containing the virus, which is great news from a human, public health, and economic perspective. Perhaps the biggest lesson, as I have stated in a column in Connected World, is that we need to get our own supply-chain house in order. Case in point: construction is instantly feeling the crunch.

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