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The government has been slammed for paying out more than £200M to waste contractors before they have built key infrastructure.
Early works have started for a project to upgrade 115km of railway linking the Danish town of Ringsted to the planned Fehmarnbelt crossing.
News In Depth
Aecom chief executive for Europe Steve Morriss has declared himself a feminist, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to support NCE’s engineering equality campaign.
London mayor Boris Johnson’s ambitious plans for a 29km cycle superhighway across London have split opinion this week.
Last week, a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge was installed over the River Frome at Frampton Cotterell near Bristol.
NCE Video special
NCE interim editor Mark Hansford shares his highlights from the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.
A New York infrastructure chief has spoken of the challenges and joys of his role, along with plans to set up regular meetings with those in similar positions in London and other major cities.
A vast array of construction projects makes the Middle East an extremely attractive market to pursue, but as Mark Hansford explains, potential riches are not won without risks.
Trials in the Netherlands and US are looking at the possibility of using roads as a source of solar energy, as Dave Parker discovers.
This week's top story
Little surprise last Friday when the £4bn-plus Thames Tideway Tunnel got the green light from ministers. Communities secretary Eric Pickles and environment secretary Elizabeth Truss concluded that the 25km long tunnel is the best way to stop frequent, untreated sewage discharges into the river.
Join NCE and our expert panel including Atkins director Anne Kemp and MGF enegineering director Steve Hesketh to hear how the infrastructure supply chain is preparing for BIM Level 2.
Register now to watch on demand the first ever joint webinar between NCE and The Architects’ Journal, together with Bentley Systems. Streamed live on 20 November at 1.15pm, our expert panel dispelled myths surrounding BIM and discussed how its adoption could be speeded up.
Special report: Infrastructure in 2014
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.
The new atrium roof at Birmingham New Street station has been completed.
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