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


UPDATED: HS2 bid teams see European contracting giants take starring role

13-May-2015 | Updated: 15-May-2015 | By

European contracting giants are playing a major part in almost all High Speed 2 (HS2) construction bid teams, NCE can reveal.

Waterview project - ramp 4 - ahead of the gantry is where the defective concrete was placed

Faulty concrete hits New Zealand flagship highway project

13-May-2015 | By Chris Webb

A fault at an Auckland, New Zealand, batch plant has resulted in up to 70 projects receiving substandard concrete including the NZ$1.4bn (£660M) Waterview highway project.

Nepal quake rescue

Engineers dash to aid Nepal quake victims

11-May-2015 | By

Two civil engineers flew to Nepal last month to aid the search and rescue effort following the catastrophic earthquake which struck on 25 April.


Lithuanian Bridge

THE GALLERY | Lithuania's largest steel bridge lifted into place


Specialist heavy lifting contractor Mammoet has released images of a three-day operation to lift a 600 tonne bridge into place across the Numenas River in Lithuania.

Temporary Mersey bridge at Halton

THE GALLERY | Temporary bridge completed to aid Mersey Gateway scheme


A temporary crossing of the River Mersey has been created to aid construction of the £600M Mersey Gateway project.

Bermondsey Dive Under: Network Rail’s Greg Thornett examines the remains of the station hidden under the railway

On site at Network Rail's £45M Bermondsey Dive Under project

18-May-2015 | By

Extensive use of pre-cast arches, recycling of aggregates and clever re-purposing of Victorian structural elements are key features of the £45M Bermondsey dive under project.

Energy incentive: The contractor shared savings resulting from energy efficiency measures

Sustainable construction: One team one roof

18-May-2015 | By Katherine Smale

Every aspect of Scottish Water’s new headquarters is designed to minimise its impact on the environment and bring together its employees. In the latest of NCE’s series on British Construction Industry Award winners, Katherine Smale finds out more.

Nepal Care International

CARE: Challenging time

18-May-2015 | By Katherine Smale

With the Care Construction Challenge less than two months away, one of the charity’s workers describes how the fundraising event will help people affected by the Nepal earthquake.

Manchester Piccadilly station

COMMENT | Engineers must get behind the Northern Hub

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UPDATED: HS2 bid teams see European contracting giants take starring role

European contracting giants are playing a major part in almost all High Speed 2 (HS2) construction bid teams, NCE can reveal.

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