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Obituary: Max William Abrahamson (1932-2018)February 26, 2019

The Engineers Journal pays tribute to the life and work of Max Abrahamson, a construction lawyer par excellence, who wrote 'Engineering Law and the ICE Contracts', which became widely known as 'the engineers’ bible'. He consulted on projects in more than 60 countries, including EuroDisney and the Bahrain Causeway

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London congestion charge: What worked, what didn’t, what nextFebruary 26, 2019

After 15 years of operation, London’s congestion charge can be celebrated as a success. It has set the bar for other cities; but looking ahead, it needs reform to meet the financial and logistical challenge of providing a good transport system for Londoners, writes Nicole Badstuber
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No-deal Brexit scenario would create serious traffic congestion and supply chain chaosJanuary 29, 2019

Imports and exports represent about 60% of UK GDP. More than 40% of exports go to the EU27, while more than 50% of imports come from the EU.The volume and value of these imports and exports continues to grow, as there is more trade between the EU and UK now than at any time in history. In short, the EU is the UK’s most important trading partner
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BIM: Time to tap into its full potentialJanuary 15, 2019

BIM has the potential to enhance benefits realisation for the state, contractor and the paying public, so we should lay the foundation stone and define a level 1 BIM national framework that is within the reach of all interested stakeholders, write Jansi George and John McGrath
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The 30-year failure cycleJanuary 15, 2019

Could the 30-year failure cycle evident in specific bridge failures be coincidence or something more? Sean Brady looks at the technical and human aspects of this unfortunate trend
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Hyatt Regency: The human price of failureDecember 11, 2018

The engineer of record – who was ultimately responsible for the construction of the hotel – had one objective following the 1981 disaster: to 'scare the daylights' out of engineers about what can go wrong, writes Sean Brady