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

HS2 chief executive Simon Kirby

HS2 chief: 'This is about British jobs'

2-Oct-2015 | By

High Speed 2 chief Simon Kirby has insisted the £43bn project remains “about British jobs” in an exclusive interview with NCE after major civils contracts on the scheme were announced in China last week.

Iain Bomphray

F1 chief urges construction industry to adopt 'no blame' culture

2-Oct-2015 | By

Flat management structures and a no-blame culture are crucial to create innovation, a leading figure from Formula 1 motor racing said yesterday.

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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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Newport school children testing their bridge at Tredegar House

THE GALLERY | Primary school children build bridge in Wales


Primary school children from Newport got the chance to be engineers for a day as they learned how to construct a bridge and then walked across the structure they had built.

Aerial shot of the new 6,000t, 45,000m2 roof on the former olympic stadium

VIDEO | Transforming the Olympic stadium


The former London Olympic stadium has been transformed, with capacity for 54,000 spectators and a new roof structure weighing four times the weight of its predecessor.

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

Birmingham New Street

Birmingham New Street station redevelopment: Shock of the new

25-Sep-2015 | By Katherine Smale

From dark unwelcoming platforms to bright, wide open spaces, Birmingham New Street station has undergone a huge transformation.

All new HS2 tracks at Euston built lower than the existing tracks allowing the concourse to remain at ground level and easy access through the station.

Comment | We should embrace Chinese input

Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to choose his trip to China to fire the starting gun for bids to win £11.8bn worth of High Speed 2 (HS2) civils construction contracts back home was an interesting one.

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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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