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

White Rose carbon capture project

Blow for carbon capture projects as £1bn contest scrapped

27-Nov-2015 | By

Two major carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes look likely to be scrapped after the government withdrew a £1bn funding stream.


Call for council roads to get same treatment as strategic network

27-Nov-2015 | By

Thousands of kilometres of local authority roads should be covered by a five-year planning and funding process, an expert has urged.

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Offshore wind

Rudd backs offshore wind and nuclear power

18-Nov-2015 | By

Ministers could offer offshore wind developers three new opportunities to compete for government subsidies.

Safety hard hat

Half of engineering employers let down by new recruits

13-Nov-2015 | By

Engineering recruits do not meet the expectations of one in two employers, research has revealed.

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Boris body calls for fresh look at impact of Heathrow expansion

11-Nov-2015 | Updated: 16-Nov-2015 | By

Transport for London has called for a fresh look at how a third runway at Heathrow would affect air quality.

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Second Severn Crossing

Letters: Is contractor design the future for civils projects?


Second Severn Crossing: Not exactly a contractor’s in-house design

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Nine Elms Bridge, London

THE GALLERY | Designs for new Thames bridge revealed


A design by Bystrup Architecture, Design and Engineering has been chosen by the jury in a contest to design a bridge over the River Thames.

Lord's redevelopment phase two

THE GALLERY | Boris approves Lord's overhaul


Boris Johnson has given the final go-ahead to the latest plans to improve Lord’s cricket ground.

Round table: Behavioural assessments

Round table: Behavioural assessments

23-Nov-2015 | Updated: 24-Nov-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Increasingly clients are using behavioural assessments in their procurement processes. But are they just another box ticking exercise?

Shieldhall tunnel

Shieldhall tunnel: Street and narrow

23-Nov-2015 | Updated: 24-Nov-2015 | By

With just the width of a residential street in which to deliver the start of a £100M tunnelling project in Glasgow, logistics and planning proved to be critical.

Herne Hill flood alleviation

Herne Hill flood alleviation scheme

17-Nov-2015 | By

Herne Hill flood alleviation scheme has just won the BCI Award for sustainability for being a hidden project whose innovation lies in its simplicity”. Katherine Smale finds out more.

northern rail

Comment | Infrastructure projects depend on clarity

Three interesting surveys and reports out this week; just days ahead of Spending Review 2015 when we will find out the extent of cuts to key infrastructure budgets such as transport and flood defence.

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HS2 train

HS2 chief: Crossrail experience an advantage to bidders

Experience of working on Crossrail would be a “big advantage” to the teams competing for High Speed 2 civils packages, a key figure has said.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Like a girl: Still from YouTube video promoting strong, positive images of girls and women

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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