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Civil engineering news as it happens from New Civil Engineer

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

Highways England launches £25M East Midlands design contract bidding process

8-Oct-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Highways England is seeking bids for a five-year £25M design services contract in the East Midlands.

Business manager Mike Lynch at work in Amec Foster Wheeler’s existing high-temperature facility at Birchwood

New grant awarded for high temperature nuclear research

8-Oct-2015 | By Katherine Smale

A consortium led by Amec Foster Wheeler has won a £2M government funded grant for the establishment of a high-temperature facility (HTF) for nuclear industry research.

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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.


Driverless car

Letters: Should we hand over motoring to the machines?


Driverless cars: Can we trust the technology to keep road users safe from hacking and software glitches?

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Mammoet raises a live power pylon by 4m

VIDEO | Live power pylon elevated by 4m


Heavy civils firm Mammoet has raised a live power pylon by 4m in what it claims is an engineering first.

Battersea Power Station October 2015

THE GALLERY | Battersea Power Station chimneys milestone


The rebuilding of the iconic chimneys at Battersea Power Station has reached a critical point.

St George's bridge

Roads: Resurfacing Doncaster's St George's Bridge

5-Oct-2015 | By Tyler Byrd

A high performance steel slag-based asphalt is ensuring that St George’s Bridge in Doncaster maintains its role as the town centre’s crucial northern gateway - long into the future. Ty Byrd reports.

Autodesk round table

Unlocking private finance deals

28-Sep-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Project finance and the best way to remove the obstacles to investment were the topics for discussion at the first of two round tables hosted by NCE and Autodesk.

BIM project

10 ways to digitise the construction sector No 4: BIM enabled tendering

25-Sep-2015 | By

In the fourth of a series of articles about research programmes that have been awarded funding by Innovate UK, NCE looks at a project that proposes to use a 3D building information modelling (BIM) platform to streamline the tendering process

Off site construction

Comment | New thinking will help us deliver

Confidence is restored. I say this after spending a day this week with some of the brightest minds in civil engineering at NCE’s Future Technology Forum.

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Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O'Sullivan: getting hands on at Highways England

Drilling a customer focused mindset into engineers at Highways England and its suppliers is the top and toughest task for new boss Jim O’Sullivan. He talks in depth to Mark Hansford on the challenges ahead.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Like a girl: Still from YouTube video promoting strong, positive images of girls and women

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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