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


Sellafield industrial action looms

17-Apr-2015 | By

A group of construction workers at Sellafield nuclear power station have voted in favour of industrial action.

South Quay Plaza

Boris backs massive residential tower in Canary Wharf

17-Apr-2015 | By

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given the final go ahead for developers Berkeley Homes to build the UK’s tallest residential tower in Canary Wharf.

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Ballot box

Labour would delay two schemes on Highways England's five-year plan

15-Apr-2015 | By

The Labour Party has denied undermining Highways England with plans to delay two schemes included on the new road body’s recently launched five-year delivery plan.

Digital railway

Raft of projects announced for digital engineering boost

9-Apr-2015 | By

A raft of projects aimed at finding new applications for digital engineering in construction projects have kicked off this week after sharing £5.6M of grant funding from the government’s innovation agency Innovate UK.

Pothole cash wasted as local road network condition remains the same, says survey

26-Mar-2015 | By

The 2015 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey has highlighted a massive 33% increase in the number of potholes filled over the last year - but no reduction in the amount needed to bring the network up to scratch.



Letters: A very puzzling scenario


Equality: Requires unemotional recruitment decisions

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Garden Bridge

Horticultural challenge of London's Garden Bridge


Any new River Thames crossing in the heart of London faces formidable regulatory constraints.

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Royal Albert Docks redevelopment plans

THE GALLERY | Boost for £1.7bn Royal Albert Dock development


The £1.7bn Royal Albert Dock redevelopment has moved a step forward, after The Greater London Authority gave the go-ahead to developers ABP.

Timelapse - Installation of new freight lines at Reading over Easter 2015

VIDEO | Reading rail freight lines installed


Network Rail has released time lapse footage of Easter weekend engineering works at Reading.

Broadband for the rural north

Devolved powers will be crucial to modernise UK infrastructure


A local approach to infrastructure planning could generate greater efficiencies and exploit synergies argues Richard Dawson, chair of earth systems, Newcastle University

Singapore sports hub

Support team: Singapore sports hub

13-Apr-2015 | By

A 310m free spanning dome roof covering a whole stadium, 75m temporary towers and complex three dimensional geometries presented major challenges to the temporary works designers for the Singapore Sports hub in the latest in NCE’s series on BCIA winning projects.

MULTI lift

Structures: All rise for the super lift

13-Apr-2015 | By

New lift technologies could transform the design of tall and super tall buildings.

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MULTI lift

Structures: All rise for the super lift

New lift technologies could transform the design of tall and super tall buildings.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead


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.

Devon bypass

New skills are needed to kick start major projects

I was down on the South Devon Link road last week. It’s a relatively modest (although big for Devon) £110M scheme that will relieve a massive bottleneck on the way to Torbay and in the process create 7,500 jobs across the region.

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