Burch University

June 16, 2021

Network Rail bosses expect no funding from UK Infrastructure Bank

Network Rail bosses are not expecting to receive any additional funding from the recently-formed UK Infrastructure Bank. Board minutes from March, but just made publicly available, […]
June 16, 2021

Podcast | Leveraging the pandemic-triggered rate of technology uptake

The latest episode of The Engineers Collective is out now. Rapid move to home working last March triggered something of a step change in the use of technology […]
June 16, 2021

Construction industry must harness Covid spirit and MMC to reach net zero

In 2019 the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. In June […]
June 16, 2021

Midlands Engine Rail could ‘spearhead construction boom’

Backers of the Midlands Engine Rail proposal have suggested that over 3,500 construction workers would benefit from the project. Midlands Connect claims that the project to […]
June 15, 2021

Lack of Vitamin D May Increase Risk of Opioid Addiction, and Sun-Seeking Behavior

Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency strongly amplifies the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction, according to the findings of […]
June 15, 2021

Hungary parliament passes ‘anti-LGBT’ law ahead of 2022 election

Hungary’s parliament has passed legislation that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, amid strong criticism from human rights […]
June 15, 2021

Australia, Britain reach free trade deal to cut many tariffs

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the […]
June 15, 2021

Biden wins EU tariff agreement ahead of Putin meeting

BRUSSELS  President Biden, nearing the end of an overseas trip aimed at restoring strong relationships with America’s allies, announced an agreement Tuesday with the European Union […]
June 15, 2021

China hits out at NATO after alliance singles it out alongside Russia

By Rachel Elbaum China accused NATO of slander on Tuesday, and warned the alliance to “stop hyping up” the threat it poses after the summit’s communique took a tough […]