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Work on Ireland-UK electricity link begins

Work begins today on the laying of underwater cables to link the electricity power grids of Ireland and Britain.
It has been described as the biggest energy infrastructure project in Ireland since the construction of Ardnacrusha power station in the late 1920s.

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Carbon capture in the UK is far from dead, thanks to European funding

Carbon-capture-in-the-UK--007The curse of the UK's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) competition has struck for the final time. Wednesday's announcement that funding will not be awarded to the sole remaining bidding project at Longannet confirmed what had been expected. Many initial reactions have proclaimed this to be the death of CCS in the UK, but that simply isn't the case. A quick tour of the recent history of UK CCS policy helps us see how.

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Surveying equipmnet: Made to measure

surveying equipmentManufacturer Leica Geosystems argues that the era of purely mechanical or optical surveying instruments is over, and digital instruments are essential for contractors to remain competitive. It is of course still possible to work in the traditional way with a professional surveyor, but producers of digital equipment point out that this involves at least two people, requires specialist knowledge, and can take much longer.

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UK’s tidal energy resources to be modelled by the ETI

etiThe Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is to model the UK’s tidal energy resources in a project that will improve understanding of the possible interactions between tidal energy extraction systems as they are deployed between now and 2050.

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SALTO access solution plays central role for GRAHAM

For the design and construction of its Hillsborough office the latest technology and building materials were specified with sustainability firmly in mind. Alongside environmental building techniques, one of the principal aims of the building was to create an 'almost keyless building'
that was future proofed, whose value and operation would withstand the test of time through the implementation and use of the latest in stand alone contactless access control technology.

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High-tech firm announces move to Burnley industrial estate

A rapidly expanding high technology company is to relocate its research, development and production headquarters to the recently announced AMS Technology Park in Burnley. Velocity Composites are a specialist engineering and supply chain company serving predominantly the aerospace composites industry and have seen a rapid growth in interest in their services in the North West over the past three years.

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Construction 2.0: Run Without PCs

Silicon Valley Builders Group arms its highly mobile team with smartphones and tablets for real-time productivity and collaboration. Check out the business case for leaving the PC behind.

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Work begins to lift Shard’s spire into place

craneUK’s tallest crane installed to lift first steel sections today The UK’s tallest crane has been installed to lift the first steel sections of the Shard’s spire into place today. When fully extended the crane will sit 317m (1,040 ft) above ground level - seven metres taller than the building’s eventual highest point.

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New Construction Management module available

The whole construction process can be managed in Tekla. There is a new Construction Management module available starting from July 2011 that can be added on to an existing Tekla Structures 17 software configuration. With the module, it is possible to add construction management functionality on top of an existing Tekla Structures 17 configuration to model and manage in the same package. For example to:

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