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

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Oakervee warns UK firms to prepare for influx of Chinese money

27-Mar-2015 | By

Chinese firms are poised to make a dramatic move on European construction markets and UK engineering firms need to act now to stay relevant, a prominent ICE past president and senior engineering figure has warned.

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Boris blocks City Airport expansion drive

27-Mar-2015 | By

Boris Johnson has dealt a major blow to London City Airport’s expansion plans by ordering Newham Council to refuse planning permission for the scheme.

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Pothole cash wasted as local road network condition remains the same, says survey

26-Mar-2015 | By

The 2015 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey has highlighted a massive 33% increase in the number of potholes filled over the last year - but no reduction in the amount needed to bring the network up to scratch.

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards 2015 winners

Eight firms recognised for business excellence

23-Mar-2015 | By

Eight engineering consultancies large and small have been recognised for their business excellence in the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

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Effects of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Vanuatu must put focus on resilient infrastructure, say engineers

16-Mar-2015 | Updated: 23-Mar-2015 | By

Engineers have called for a renewed focus on building resilient infrastructure in the wake of the cyclone that devastated infrastructure across Vanuatu.


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Letters: Tidal lagoons – how refreshing


Tidal lagoons: Exciting prospect or non-renewable threat to the planet?

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Horticultural challenge of London's Garden Bridge


Any new River Thames crossing in the heart of London faces formidable regulatory constraints.

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M56 Thorley Lane Bridge replacement

VIDEO | New £5.5M bridge lifted over M56


The Highways Agency has released a timelapse video showing a new bridge being moved into place over the M56 near Manchester Airport.

Custom House Crossrail station construction

VIDEO AND GALLERY | 825-piece 'jigsaw' Crossrail station completed


Construction of the new Custom House Crossrail station has been completed a year and a day after assembly began.

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Britain's top 20 recruiters 2014

24-Mar-2015 | By

NCE has compiled a list of the Top 20 consultancy firms based on the number of engineers they recruited last year. The results indicate a healthy global market and big opportunities for anyone looking for a job.

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Amey: Fuelling growth

24-Mar-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Amey was the fourth largest recruiter among UK consultants last year. It wants to recruit 1,000 apprentices over the next four years.

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Construction equipment: The little mermaid

23-Mar-2015 | By

Suttle Projects has developed a bespoke excavator to help with a tricky scour protection project in Staines. Ben Cronin reports.

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Britain's top 20 recruiters 2014

NCE has compiled a list of the Top 20 consultancy firms based on the number of engineers they recruited last year. The results indicate a healthy global market and big opportunities for anyone looking for a job.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead


The world of civil engineering is changing fast. Technology is now there to radically change how we build. But it’s also challenging what we build and why. New skills are needed and new technologies need to be embraced.

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Don’t let the sceptics shoot down our ambitions

Silt. That appears to be the main engineering reason why Tidal Lagoon Power’s aspiration to generate 8% of the UK’s energy need from an entirely renewable, sustainable source is doomed to fail. That’s according to NCE’s Letters pages this week.

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