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Civil engineering news as it happens from New Civil Engineer

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


Councils to get £1bn per year for local road works

23-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Almost £1bn will be spent repairing local roads in each of the next six years, ministers have pledged.

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Government urged to oversee local road spending

23-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Engineers have called for central government to oversee a pothole-repair programme.

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Proposed Boston Barrier flood defence - looking downstream

Why Boston will wait five more years for its barrier

12-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The long-awaited £90M Boston Barrier has finally been approved by the government – but may not start on site for another two and a half years.

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Jobs boom to be created by Highways England, says Dalton

10-Dec-2014 | By

A jobs boom will be created both within the newly formed highways government company (go-co) and in the supply chain ahead of the delivery on an increased programme of roads spending, Graham Dalton said yesterday.

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Skanska chief eyeing a big role for robots in construction

1-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A former Land Rover production director now driving change at Skanska believes robot technology could revolutionise the construction industry.

Future Technology

Future Technology introduction

22-Dec-2014 | By

Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way many people are doing their jobs. That’s certainly been the case at NCE, particularly this past year, which has culminated in the launch of our latest digital content option - a fully responsive, revamped, news-oriented app for Apple and Android devices.

World View

World View introduction

22-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Industry stalwart Ray O’Rourke last month challenged British civils contractors to win work in Australia’s infrastructure boom to prove they were ready to compete on the world stage.

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Outdoorsy? Be a research hub project manager

1-Dec-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Eve Walkden, project manager at The Hive Building Research Park, discusses the highs and lows of her role.

This week's top story

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Three fight for Garden Bridge contract after Boris backs it

Three contractors have been shortlisted to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge after it received final planning approval this morning.

NCE Graduate Award winner Sophie McPhillips

Feminism and pride: key engineer qualities

There’s an awful lot to digest in NCE this week (we reckon it’s our biggest issue ever), and I’d of course invite you to read it all: incorporating our future-looking Infrastructure in 2015 report, we hope you’ll find it packed full of inspiring ideas around future technologies and technical excellence.

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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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Webinar | Collaborative approach key to implementing circular economy say experts


Watch NCE’s webinar about how the industry can embrace cradle-to-cradle thinking

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2014

Power stations: Industry is gearing up to build more capacity

Infrastructure in 2014: Powering up for a new age


Electricity market reform, as detailed in the government’s Energy Bill, is expected to take hold by next summer, putting an end to uncertainty and delays to nuclear and renewable power new-build projects.

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