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Today's News Headlines
Network Rail has appointed Arup to do the outline design for Phase 1 of Bristol’s MetroWest project.
Conservative London Assembly members have suggested using a US-style trust to plug infrastructure funding gaps.
News In Depth
The team behind the UK’s first energy positive house was remaining optimistic this week despite the goverment’s decision to scrap the zero carbon homes initiative.
Tendering begins this month on a new operating model for Highways England’s maintenance arm.
Northamptonshire County Council is trialling a bold approach to highways maintenance by turning country lanes on its network back into single carriageway roads with passing places.
This dramatic drone footage shows the progress of Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind energy project as preparations for the delivery of the wind turbines begin.
Recruiters of temporary and permanent staff think there are plenty of employment opportunities in the rail sector, in spite of Network Rail’s travails. Ben Cronin reports.
Contractors bidding for infrastructure work are increasingly being judged not just on price and quality, but on the way they behave. Edd Burton of Turner & Townsend and Marek Gitrowski of MDV Consulting explain the best way to approach behavioural assessments.
Three million tonnes of spoil from the Crossrail project is being used to create a wetland bird reserve in Essex in a landmark partnership with the RSPB.
Back in May, I wrote asking: where are all our creative thinkers (NCE 14 May)? Civil engineers who are pushing boundaries and showing a new generation that our profession is chock full of enterprising spirit. I’m not sure what I was expecting, and probably wasn’t expecting to be inundated. And I’d have been right - I wasn’t.
Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East
Hear industry experts discuss cost effective delivery of future major projects in the rail industry
This week's top story
Roads minister Andrew Jones fears that the ambitious highways construction programme could be hit by the same crisis as the troubled rail investment plan.
Special report: Infrastructure in 2015
If 2014 was the year of feminism or gender equality you could be forgiven for thinking as the year closes out, it’s done with, it’s over. But it’s not over, certainly not for NCE.
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