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Today's News Headlines
Carillion appears to have given up its pursuit of Balfour Beatty, almost a month after proposing a merger between the two construction giants.
Balfour Beatty’s board has “unanimously” rejected Carillion’s latest offer for its share capital.
News In Depth
Politicians should do more to talk up the role of engineers in boosting the UK’s economic success – that’s the message new strategic roads minister John Hayes is eager to drive home.
Arcadis’ £250M acquisition of consultant Hyder will afford the Dutch giant a platform to expand into the UK infrastructure market, chief executive Neil McArthur told NCE this week.
The City is awaiting further statements from Carillion and Balfour Beatty over the next fortnight as the saga over a potential merger between two of the UK’s most dominant contractors rumbles on.
Universities are in the spotlight this week, with hundreds of budding civil engineers looking to cement their college place. So NCE continues its series on Engineering Equality by looking at whether progress is being made to stimulate gender diversity at entry level. Report by Yemesi Sofolarin and Alexandra Wynne.
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.
While most people hope for a dry summer, for a team working on a United Utilities project in Salford, staying storm-free is more critical.
The countdown to the 2014 British Construction Industry Awards begins with a look at the shortlist for the major civil engineering project (over £50M) award.
This week's top story
Another week, another merger. OK, Arcardis buying Hyder is not quite in the same league as Aecom buying URS, but it is further proof, if any were needed, of the move in our industry towards a select few global firms controlling most of the consultancy market.
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.
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