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Arcadis trumps Nippon Koei offer for Hyder

21-Aug-2014 | By

Dutch giant Arcadis has outbid Japanese rival Nippon Koei in the battle to takeover Hyder

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Arcadis chief confident of securing Hyder

22-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Arcadis chief executive Neil McArthur has spoken of his confidence that the company will secure Hyder Consulting following its improved offer.


Funding confirmed for Scottish tidal scheme

22-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The start of construction of a £51M tidal mega scheme off the coast of Scotland is expected this year after funding was secured.

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Roads minister reaches out to engineers to stay ahead of emerging technologies

5-Aug-2014 | By

Politicians should do more to talk up the role of engineers in boosting the UK’s economic success – that’s the message new strategic roads minister John Hayes is eager to drive home.

Arcadis Neil McArthur

Hyder purchase opens up UK infrastructure market to Arcadis

4-Aug-2014 | By

Arcadis’ £250M acquisition of consultant Hyder will afford the Dutch giant a platform to expand into the UK infrastructure market, chief executive Neil McArthur told NCE this week.

City hopes results will hold key to Carillion/Balfour Beatty merger resolution

4-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The City is awaiting further statements from Carillion and Balfour Beatty over the next fortnight as the saga over a potential merger between two of the UK’s most dominant contractors rumbles on.

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Headline stat: 84% of first year civil engineering degree students in 2012-13 were male

Engineering equality: Are universities learning the gender lesson?


Universities are in the spotlight this week, with hundreds of budding civil engineers looking to cement their college place. So NCE continues its series on Engineering Equality by looking at whether progress is being made to stimulate gender diversity at entry level. Report by Yemesi Sofolarin and Alexandra Wynne.

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NCE Video special

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

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New York civils commissioner on slicing open the Big Apple

18-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A New York infrastructure chief has spoken of the challenges and joys of his role, along with plans to set up regular meetings with those in similar positions in London and other major cities.

Reservoir: The circular tank will store stormwater and release it when the weather has eased

Flooding and storm damage: Media saturation

19-Aug-2014 | By

While most people hope for a dry summer, for a team working on a United Utilities project in Salford, staying storm-free is more critical.

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British Construction Industry Awards: Celebrating the big

5-Aug-2014 | By NCE Editorial

The countdown to the 2014 British Construction Industry Awards begins with a look at the shortlist for the major civil engineering project (over £50M) award.

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Nippon Koei

Nippon Koei enters contest for Hyder

Japanese consulting giant Nippon Koei has made a rival offer for Hyder Consulting.

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Japanese expertise is nothing to be afraid of

Here’s a company I quite like the sound of: “Established in 1946, we specialise in engineering consultancy and power engineering. Since foundation, the company has adhered to a policy of contributing to society through technology. Since our first overseas venture, a hydroelectric power project in Myanmar in 1954, we have participated in a broad variety of sophisticated development projects worldwide. Committed to responsible corporate citizenship, our employees dedicate their efforts ...

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Essentail tool: BIM has proved invaluable in the design and construction of a new roof for Manchester's Victoria Station

Watch now on demand NCE's BIM for Infrastructure webinar


Join NCE and our expert panel including Atkins director Anne Kemp and MGF enegineering director Steve Hesketh to hear how the infrastructure supply chain is preparing for BIM Level 2.

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.

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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.

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