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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.

Shadow infrastructure minister Lord Adonis

Former Labour transport secretary to chair infrastructure commission

5-Oct-2015 | By

Former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis is to chair an independent panel designed to take the politics out of infrastructure planning.

engineers in schools

Apprenticeship application shake-up urged

5-Oct-2015 | By

A university-style application system should be in place for apprenticeships, according to a group of leading training figures from firms including Laing O’Rourke.

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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.

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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