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Exclusive: Strategic roads bi-annual report


Exclusive to NCE, twice a year the Department of Transport is providing a progress update on the government’s massive highways programme. Here is the first.

Better planning

Flooding should be higher priority in National Infrastructure Plan, says Lord Smith

14-Apr-2014 | By

Flood defences must be given a higher priority in the National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) if the threat from climate change is to be adequately mitigated, the head of the Environment Agency has said.

Lord Smith

Poor areas must be given better flood protection

14-Apr-2014 | By

Concerted effort is needed to ensure that protection is provided to those least able to afford to insure against floods, the boss of the Environment Agency has warned.

Peter Hansford

Fair payment charter could spell end of project bank accounts

14-Apr-2014 | By ,

The launch of a new fair payment charter that would see suppliers paid within 30 days could spell the end for project bank accounts, the government’s construction tsar has said.

Dredging on the Levels

Catchment management focus needed in Somerset Levels, says environment boss

14-Apr-2014 | By

Dredging will not stop flooding on the Somerset Levels and a more comprehensive plan to manage land higher up the catchment would be more effective, Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith said last week.

News analysis

Vital infrastructure

Three months that will decide fate of Thames Tideway Tunnel


After years of fierce debate at all levels, the fate of Thames Water’s £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel currently rests with just five people.

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NCE Video special

NCE interim editor Mark Hansford shares his highlights from the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

Rhead Group

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: Rhead Group

10-Apr-2014 | By

The decision to step in and take over delivery of a massive emissions reduction project when the contractor went bust has not only proved successful for the client, but has changed Rhead Group’s business

The winners

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: The best of British

9-Apr-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Last month saw the best companies and individuals in the consultancy sector recognised in the 2014 NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year awards.  

Master plan

Scottish cut and thrust: Queensferry Crossing

14-Apr-2014 | By David Hayward

One of the UK’s largest road embankments is contributing to major cost savings on Scotland’s new Queensferry Crossing. David Hayward reports from the Firth of Forth.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2014

Power stations: Industry is gearing up to build more capacity

Infrastructure in 2014: Powering up for a new age


Electricity market reform, as detailed in the government’s Energy Bill, is expected to take hold by next summer, putting an end to uncertainty and delays to nuclear and renewable power new-build projects.

Picture stories

Teignmouth slip 2

Water cannon brought in to clear threat to Great Western Main Line reopening


A water cannon is being used to deal with a land slip in Devon that could threaten the re-opening of the Great Western Main Line.

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NCE/AJ BIM webinar

Watch now on demand the first NCE/AJ live webinar: Level 2 BIM and beyond


Register now to watch on demand the first ever joint webinar between NCE and The Architects’ Journal, together with Bentley Systems. Streamed live on 20 November at 1.15pm, our expert panel dispelled myths surrounding BIM and discussed how its adoption could be speeded up.

NCE Excitech webinar

Watch on demand: BIM and the infrastructure challenge webinar


Get a step by step guide to the use of BIM in infrastructure by watching NCE’s latest BIM webinar, brought to you in association with Excitech.

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