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Vinci’s £570M Nottingham tram extension delayed six months

25-Nov-2014 | By

Construction of Nottingham’s £570M tram extension, where Vinci is the contractor, has been delayed by six months.

motorway

Highways Agency plans 2016 start for £700M M4 smart motorway

25-Nov-2014 | By

The Highways Agency has announced further details of its proposed smart motorway upgrade for the M4 between west London and Berkshire.

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London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

24-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

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Fears emerge that imported Dutch precast concrete blocks could be hazardous waste

20-Nov-2014 | By

Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.

Hive

Research centre aims to give birth to infrastructure-boosting innovations in building materials

17-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Innovative noise-reducing windows that could give a major boost to the siting of major transport links are just one set of experiments lined up for an ambitious facility taking shape in the Wiltshire countryside.

Engaged debate:

NCE best practice round table: Supply chain engagement

18-Nov-2014 | By Ruby Kitching

Why are some construction industry players still failing to engage fairly and effectively with their supply chain? NCE went in search of an answer by bringing together leading designers, contractors and specialists for a special round table debate. In association with Mabey Hire

Mark Rogerson,  Speedy Hire

Construction equipment: Speedy Hire changing gear

18-Nov-2014 | By

After a challenging year, Speedy Hire has emerged stronger than ever, as its chief executive officer Mark Rogerson tells Margo Cole.

The Future Engineer

Fay Bull

Public facing? Be a flood defence expert

9-Nov-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Nottingham City Council’s flood mitigation manager Fay Bull talks about adrenaline, helping the public and discussing dredging over cocktails.

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London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

telecommunications

We must grasp technology opportunities

A new web app was launched last week by pollsters YouGov. It allows users to view target audience profiles of companies.

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NCE Interactive

Twitter debate

TWITTER DEBATE | How civil engineers are innovating to improve safety

24-Nov-2014

A Twitter debate hosted by NCE and RMD Kwikform has highlighted the challenges in improving site safety – and the new initiatives being introduced.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2014

Power stations: Industry is gearing up to build more capacity

Infrastructure in 2014: Powering up for a new age

30-Jan-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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