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'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard
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The vast network of utility services buried underground is fundamental to the way we live today, however around 4 million holes are dug into UK roads each year resulting in traffic disruption, high costs and wasted man hours. Not only this, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-date information on the existence and location of utility assets poses problems for new construction or rehabilitation works and many projects don't go according to plan. Dr Nicole Metje, School of Civil Engineering, has spent nearly two years as the academic advisor for a dedicated committee working on the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) project, which sought to address some of these challenges.

Small nuclear reactors may be the key to a low-carbon future

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Take a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK's electricity supply, and it's clear that the options on the table are not great.

UBRacing celebrate success at world's largest student motorsport competition

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Students from Birmingham's UBRacing are competing in Formula Student, an international motorsport competition taking place at Silverstone from 9-13 July.

Obituary - Ken Stephens

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Obituary for Professor Ken Stephens, alumnus of the University of Birmingham.

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

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The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2014

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From small nuclear reactors to the science of the sun and more...

EPS in the media - June 2014

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Robots, molecules have no morals and more
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