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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.


London Bridge works late May bank holiday weekend

VIDEO | Latest London Bridge works


Network Rail has released this timelapse video of works that took place at London Bridge station over the bank holiday weekend.

Bartlett School of Architecture stripped back to its frame

THE GALLERY | Bartlett School of Architecture building stripped back to its frame


The London home of the renowned Bartlett School of Architecture has been stripped back to its concrete frame as part of a £23M refurbishment project.

Liverpool wastewater

Matrix manager

28-May-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Joint venture team uses BIM to improve co-ordination, buildability, operability and maintenance in the expansion of the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment works.

Chris Wing Aecom

A week in the life of an engineering ecologist


Chris Wing, Aecom senior graduate ecologist describes a typical week protecting newts and bats and talks about the first time he heard a nightingale

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.

Manchester Piccadilly station

COMMENT | Engineers must get behind the Northern Hub

Is it significant that chancellor George Osborne’s first speech since the election was heavily infrastructure-focused?

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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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Webinar: the future of rail delivery


Hear industry experts discuss cost effective delivery of future major projects in the rail industry

Carbon emissions

Video | Watch NCE's climate change Webinar


NCE webinar discusses the influence of engineering, investment and land use on greenhouse gas emissions and DECC’s new climate modelling tool

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead


The world of civil engineering is changing fast. Technology is now there to radically change how we build. But it’s also challenging what we build and why. New skills are needed and new technologies need to be embraced.

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