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

Starter gun fired for £50M A96 contract bids

13-Oct-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

A design contract notice worth up to £50M for the A96 dualling programme has been published today.

Exclusive strategic roads biannual report: An update


Exclusive to NCE, the Department for Transport is providing progress updates on the government’s massive highways programme.

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Airports: Five key Heathrow decision issues

21-Sep-2015 | By

Business leaders and politicians put more pressure on the government to build a new runway at Heathrow at a recent event organised by the Let Britain Fly campaign.


Crossrail chief on the future of drones

18-Sep-2015 | By

A key technology figure at Crossrail has outlined ways drones could be used in the construction projects of the future.

HS2 Southern Entrance

Council slams latest plans for HS2 Euston terminus

9-Sep-2015 | Updated: 29-Sep-2015 | By Katherine Smale

High Speed 2 (HS2) will make Euston station a disjointed railway terminus if new redevelopment plans for the £43bn project go ahead, a key London borough warned last week.



Fresh research into driverless cars


An £11M driverless cars research project has been announced by business secretary Sajid Javid.

Port Talbot Parkway bridge lift

VIDEO | Port Talbot bridge installation


Timelapse footage has been released of a bridge installation project in Wales.

Shenzhen metro

Private rail is back on the agenda

13-Oct-2015 | By

Privately financed rail infrastructure deals may be on the cards once again, as chancellor George Osborne seeks to reconcile budget cuts with a commitment to transport spending in next month’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

Lord Adonis

National Infrastructure Commission: Which projects will Adonis push through?

12-Oct-2015 | By Katherine Smale

The idea of a National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) isn’t a new one. It was first called for in a report commissioned by the Labour party in 2012 but only now has it finally came into fruition with an announcement by chancellor George Osborne about its formation.

Rail efficiency round table

Rail efficiency: Time to deliver

12-Oct-2015 | By

At a recent NCE round table, the supply chain and some major rail clients came together to discuss efficiency. Ben Cronin reports.


Comment | We need to move faster on equality

Quotas. An incendiary word in the equality debate, with many - on both sides of the argument - strongly against such approaches.

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Female quotas: Call for government involvement

The government should get involved with the creation of quotas for women working in engineering, a leading figure has urged.

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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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