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Latest civil engineering news, analysis and opinion from New Civil Engineer.

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Private equity firm in line for Imtech Ireland acquisition and eyes Imtech UK

27-Aug-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Private equity firm Endless LLP is in exclusive negotiations to buy Imtech Ireland. It is also interested in the activities of Imtech UK, according to a statement from the trustees of Royal Imtech in Amsterdam.

Belfast briefing announced for HS2 supplier contracts


Invest Northern Ireland has announced an event for Northern Ireland businesses to find out how they can bid for high-speed rail construction contracts.

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Data reveals how the civils sector changed last year

26-Aug-2015 | By

Infrastructure output grew marginally last year, official figures have revealed.


You could pay the old skills tax and the new one, civils firms told

21-Aug-2015 | By

Civils firms may be asked to pay the new apprenticeship levy as well as the existing Construction Industry Training Board tax.

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What A-level results day means for civils firms

14-Aug-2015 | By

The number of girls taking A-levels in subjects core to engineering careers is growing faster than the volume of boys doing so, according to NCE analysis of official figures.

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Letters: Wallasea Island's use of waste earth is a wasted opportunity


Wallasea Island: More than 3Mt of waste from Crossrail have been used to create wetland habitats

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GALLERY | Crossrail soil and rock cores stored in UK’s largest salt mine


Crossrail has released a series of photographs showing how it is storing thousands of soil and rock cores from beneath London in a massive salt mine in Cheshire.

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VIDEO | Network Rail employee on bank holiday working


A Network Rail track supervisor has starred in a video designed to win public support for engineering works over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Attitudes in construction: NCE survey lifts the lid on homophobia in the workplace

24-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The results of an NCE survey into attitudes towards lesbian, gay and bisexual engineers show that homophobia and discrimination continue to be problems for the sector. Rakesh Ramchurn takes an in-depth look at the findings of the Attitudes in Construction survey.

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Contracting: Our survey says

24-Aug-2015 | By

A survey of the supply chain has been instrumental in identifying the behaviours that it will need to deliver unprecedented levels of work in the sector. Here is a progress report on the Infrastructure 21 programme.


Contracting: Time to train

24-Aug-2015 | By Alasdair Reisner

Having conducted extensive research into the skills needed by the sector, the task for the Infrastructure 21 programme was to produce an education syllabus to match. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has launched a new nationwide training programme.

Comment | A profession that needs to grow up

Does the fact that just 8% of gay engineers feel comfortable being open about their sexuality on construction sites really come as a surprise? Or that 60% of gay men and women engineers have heard homophobic comments in the workplace in the last 12 months?

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Webinar | Can UK expertise be leveraged to deliver world class rail in the Middle East?


Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East

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Jim O'Sullivan: getting hands on at Highways England

Drilling a customer focused mindset into engineers at Highways England and its suppliers is the top and toughest task for new boss Jim O’Sullivan. He talks in depth to Mark Hansford on the challenges ahead.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

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Engineering Equality: Looking back at the year of gender equality


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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