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Four power turbines have been secured for a tidal mega scheme in Scottish Waters.
Laing O’Rourke has reached practical completion on the iconic Cheesegrater building.
News In Depth
Aecom’s acquisition of URS looks set to not only to redefine what a large UK consultancy looks like but also raises the possibility that it will trigger more shape shifting of the industry to the point that it will begin to mimic the likes of accountancy’s Big Four firms.
Engineers must innovate more and be more willing to embrace new technology if they are to remain relevant and well regarded by the public, the chief engineer behind High Speed 2 (HS2) said last week.
Mark Hansford has been appointed editor of NCE, becoming the seventh to lead the brand since its launch in 1972.
There are few who don’t know of the trend for urbanisation – the gravitational pull of city dwelling – that means by 2030 an estimated 60% of the global population will be living in cities.
NCE Video special
NCE interim editor Mark Hansford shares his highlights from the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.
Tunnelling work is now nearly complete on Europe’s largest infrastructure project and to celebrate this NCE is poised to publish its fourth Crossrail major project report. Setting the scene, chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme reflects on the achievements so far and looks ahead to the work still to be done.
Entries are now being accepted for this year’s NCE Graduate Awards. The winner receives £1,500, plus the opportunity to work alongside the ICE President and meet the construction minister.
A combination of major line upgrades and work on the surface sections of Crossrail is behind a big recruitment drive at Network Rail.
This week's top story
The world of UK engineering is changing fast; and two significant events in the last week serve to highlight just how fast.
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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