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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.

Thames stormwater

Major UK players positioned for Thames Tideway mega tunnel

27-Feb-2015 | By

Key players in the UK construction market – Costain, Laing O’Rourke, Vinci, Bachy, Ferrovial, Bam Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty – have been named as the preferred bidders to build the mega sewer tunnel under the River Thames, it has been revealed today.

Safety hard hat

Water chief hits out at industry over safety and diversity

27-Feb-2015 | By

A senior client figure has criticised a lack of action to improve safety and equality in the construction industry.

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A driverless pod vehicle to be trialled in Milton Keynes

What driverless cars could mean for engineers

17-Feb-2015 | By

Driverless cars could eventually be programmed to run complete journeys at the press of a button, radically altering the type of transport infrastructure needed across the UK, a key figure has predicted.

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M25 at night

Highways Agency shakes up maintenance work


The Highways Agency is taking some of its roads maintenance work back in-house, but it denies that asset support contracts (ASCs) will be phased out.


No black hole, but we do need more collaboration says floods boss

12-Feb-2015 | By

Environment Agency chairman Sir Philip Dilley has rejected claims from MPs that there is a £600M “black hole” in England’s flood defence budget.


London cyclng

Letters: Cyclists’ safety is now critical


 Mean streets: Three cyclists have been killed in the past two weeks

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News analysis

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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Cadiz Bridge

THE GALLERY | Cadiz Bridge nears completion


The new La Pepa Bridge in Cadiz, Spain, is nearing completion, with the installation of the cabled sections.

Nine Elms Bridge

THE GALLERY | The best of the 74 Nine Elms bridge designs


The competition to design a new Thames crossing at Nine Elms in south London has received 74 entries.

Walton Bridge

Walton Bridge: Cross purpose

24-Feb-2015 | By

The Walton Bridge Project’s vision was to replace two life expired and utilitarian bridges with an iconic structure. The resulting slender yet dramatic hexagonal curved ivory coloured steel arches also provide a legacy for the local community.

Careers: Landmark jobs

24-Feb-2015 | By

Growth in international projects and key frameworks with Network Rail and the Highways Agency are generating a big demand for bridge engineers in design and asset management.

Debashish Mukherjee  and David Balmforth (right)

Careers: Bridges

24-Feb-2015 | By

WSP principal engineer, infrastructure, Debashish Mukherjee describes what attracted him to becoming a bridge engineer.

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Hammersmith Flyover blister installation

Hammersmith Flyover strengthening: Stressful work

The stricken but vital Hammersmith flyover in west London is undergoing a phenomenally complex £100M makeover. Dave Parker reports.

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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.

Walton Bridge

Bridges continue to foster engineering ingenuity

Bridges. Those most iconic of engineering structures. This week we have got three for your delectation - all in various stages of their lifecycles, and all with fascinating stories to tell.

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