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Future vision: How construction sites will look in the future

28-Jan-2015 | By

Driverless plant, digital glasses and components printed out in site offices all feature in the construction industry of the near future, a technology expert told NCE this week.

Unemployment

Scores of jobs lost at West Midlands civils firm

28-Jan-2015 | By

More than 70 workers have lost their jobs at a west Midlands civil engineering firm.

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Mersey Gateway

Government-backed infrastructure schemes failed to meet UK Guarantees criteria, says watchdog

28-Jan-2015 | By

Privately financed infrastructure projects have won government financial backing despite failing to meet the Treasury investment criteria, a report from public spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed today.

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Eurotunnel 'satisfied' with fire response

19-Jan-2015 | By

Eurotunnel has declared itself “satisfied” with its response to the fire that caused delays to Channel Tunnel rail services last weekend.

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Network Rail overruns meant Finsbury Park station was swamped

The full picture of what went wrong with London's overrunning Christmas engineering works

16-Jan-2015 | By , Will Mann

The contractors involved in the overrunning works that led to rail chaos in London this Christmas could face large financial penalties.

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Letters

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Letters: Mastering expertise

26-Jan-2015

Engineers: Qualification levels determine status

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Interactive

VIDEO | Watch Lawson Group demolishing former CGHQ building

28-Jan-2015

Demolition specialist Lawson Group has released footage of its work demolishing the old Central Government Headquarters building in Cheltenham.

Centre Point is to be refurbished

THE GALLERY | Brookfield Multiplex starts on Centre Point transformation

28-Jan-2015

Brookfield Multiplex has started work on a major refurbishment of London’s landmark Centre Point tower.

Nigel Curry

Rhead Group: Passion for growth

26-Jan-2015 | By

Nigel Curry is not your ordinary engineering boss. For a start, he’s not yet 40. He’s also shot at tanks and built a nuclear submarine. Now he is chief executive of rapidly growing programme management specialist Rhead Group.

Somerset floods

Flooding: Splashing the cash

21-Jan-2015 | By

It is a year after areas in Somerset, Boston and the Thames Valley were inundated. What measures have been taken to mitigate flood risk and repair damage caused by the great floods? Ben Cronin reports.

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Highways special: Is £6bn enough to address Britain’s pothole problem?

15-Jan-2015 | By

The government has pledged £6bn over six years to help councils fix local roads, a figure that includes a £578M fund to reward those that can demonstrate efficiencies. Is it enough to address Britain’s reactive maintenance culture?

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Mersey Gateway

Government-backed infrastructure schemes failed to meet UK Guarantees criteria, says watchdog

Privately financed infrastructure projects have won government financial backing despite failing to meet the Treasury investment criteria, a report from public spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed today.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead

23-Dec-2014

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.

Somerset pumping

Keeping flooding at the top of the agenda

“Where’s the Engineering Judgement?” That’s what NCE screamed from its front cover one year ago this week.

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Water pipes

Round table | NCE and Costain discuss the job opportunities flooding the water sector

18 December 2014

NCE has teamed up with Costain to discuss the opportunities opening up within the UK Water Sector, before the next spending period starts in April.

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