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

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WYG up for sale

27-Jan-2015 | By

Consulting engineer WYG has put up the for sale sign, saying it is currently too small to “service” its pipeline of opportunities.

Potholes

New scanning technology detects early signs of potholes

27-Jan-2015 | By

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University are developing smart scanning technology to detect the early signs of potholes and determine their severity.

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Eurotunnel 'satisfied' with fire response

19-Jan-2015 | By

Eurotunnel has declared itself “satisfied” with its response to the fire that caused delays to Channel Tunnel rail services last weekend.

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Network Rail overruns meant Finsbury Park station was swamped

The full picture of what went wrong with London's overrunning Christmas engineering works

16-Jan-2015 | By , Will Mann

The contractors involved in the overrunning works that led to rail chaos in London this Christmas could face large financial penalties.

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Network Rail overruns meant Finsbury Park station was swamped

Network Rail bosses to face grilling after Christmas engineering works overrun chaos

2-Jan-2015 | By

Passenger groups and politicians were this week demanding to know what went wrong with Network Rail’s massive programme of engineering work over Christmas.

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Letters

Meeting

Letters: Mastering expertise

26-Jan-2015

Engineers: Qualification levels determine status

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April start for Costain’s £110M Immingham road job

27-Jan-2015

Costain will begin work in April on a delayed £110M road improvement scheme near Immingham, Lincolnshire.

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THE GALLERY | Glasgow subway entrance erected overnight

23-Jan-2015

A landmark Glasgow subway entrance has been completed.

Nigel Curry

Rhead Group: Passion for growth

26-Jan-2015 | By

Nigel Curry is not your ordinary engineering boss. For a start, he’s not yet 40. He’s also shot at tanks and built a nuclear submarine. Now he is chief executive of rapidly growing programme management specialist Rhead Group.

Somerset floods

Flooding: Splashing the cash

21-Jan-2015 | By

It is a year after areas in Somerset, Boston and the Thames Valley were inundated. What measures have been taken to mitigate flood risk and repair damage caused by the great floods? Ben Cronin reports.

Pothole

Highways special: Is £6bn enough to address Britain’s pothole problem?

15-Jan-2015 | By

The government has pledged £6bn over six years to help councils fix local roads, a figure that includes a £578M fund to reward those that can demonstrate efficiencies. Is it enough to address Britain’s reactive maintenance culture?

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Somerset floods

Flooding: Splashing the cash

It is a year after areas in Somerset, Boston and the Thames Valley were inundated. What measures have been taken to mitigate flood risk and repair damage caused by the great floods? Ben Cronin reports.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead

23-Dec-2014

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.

Somerset pumping

Keeping flooding at the top of the agenda

“Where’s the Engineering Judgement?” That’s what NCE screamed from its front cover one year ago this week.

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NCE Live

Water pipes

Round table | NCE and Costain discuss the job opportunities flooding the water sector

18 December 2014

NCE has teamed up with Costain to discuss the opportunities opening up within the UK Water Sector, before the next spending period starts in April.

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