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

Heathrow's third runway by night

Heathrow chief pledges opportunities for all in £17.6bn expansion project

6-Jul-2015 | By

Heathrow’s chief executive has pledged that suppliers from all over the UK will work on the firm’s proposed £17.6bn expansion project.

Heathrow chief executive on expansion plans

VIDEO | Heathrow chief on expansion timetable

6-Jul-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye has pledged to start the airport’s expansion project within five years.

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Hong Kong High Speed terminus

Hong Kong: What lies behind the troubled construction of MTR's rail projects?

6-Jul-2015 | By

Cost overruns and delays have plagued Hong Kong metro operator MTR’s massive £12bn transport infrastructure programme, but what has caused the problems?

Heathrow airport central terminal area 2030

Heathrow decision: 9 talking points

3-Jul-2015 | By Mark Hansford and Ben Cronin

The Davies Commission might have delivered its recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow, but the argument over airport expansion seems far from over.

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Production line

Increasing use of robots and sensors expected in civils construction

29-Jun-2015 | By

Civils contractors will increasingly use robots and sensors to create structures in futuristic offsite factories, according to the author of recent research.


Godmanchester work underway

Letters: Commitment was key to flood scheme delivery


Godmanchester: Good community relations and tenacious approach to securing funding

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Heathrow chief executive on expansion plans

VIDEO | Heathrow chief on expansion timetable


Heathrow Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye has pledged to start the airport’s expansion project within five years.

Windfarm construction

THE GALLERY | Concrete poured for Scottish wind farm


Concrete producer Hope Construction Materials has supplied 12,000m³ of ready-mixed concrete to a Scottish wind farm project.

London Bridge station: Platform alterations

6-Jul-2015 | By

A railway possession during the late May bank holiday means a key stage of the London Bridge redevelopment can now start.

Aleksandar Vasiljevic

A week in the life of a geotechnical engineer

30-Jun-2015 | By

Aleksandar Vasiljevic, a graduate working for civil and structural engineering firm Fairhurst describes his job as a geotechnical engineer

Alaskan Highway Tunnel

Alaskan Highway tunnel: Rescue package

29-Jun-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Breakdown of a tunnel boring machine mid-drive is every project’s worst nightmare. NCE takes a look at the recovery work for the machine on the Alaskan Highway Tunnel in Seattle, in the western United States.

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Structural fixing

Survey | How well do you understand the importance of good structural fixings?

Anchor fixings to concrete structures are key components in many structures and may be part of safety critical systems. But how well are they understood? Fill out our survey for the chance to win an iPad Air.

Heathrow's third runway by night

Comment | The airport expansion debate goes on

So, the bookies were wrong. It’s Heathrow. Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission has clearly recommended a new north eastern runway be built at Heathrow. So that’s that then, isn’t it

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Webinar | Can UK expertise be leveraged to deliver world class rail in the Middle East?


Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East

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

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Digital railway

17 things the rail industry must act on

The rail industry has come under heavy fire this week after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that Network Rail was unable to deliver on its five year spending plan. Here are 17 things that the industry could and should act on, at least according to speakers at NCE’s UK Rail 2015 conference.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

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Engineering Equality: Looking back at the year of gender equality


If 2014 was the year of feminism or gender equality you could be forgiven for thinking as the year closes out, it’s done with, it’s over. But it’s not over, certainly not for NCE.

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