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A9 dualling

Four fight for £50M dualling deal

24-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Four teams are competing for the £50M contract to deliver the first stage of Scotland’s mammoth A9 dualling programme.

Morgan Sindall hit by inflation, overruns and fire

24-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Morgan Sindall has warned that its 2014 results will be hit by problems in its construction and infrastructure division.

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Stonehenge tunnel plan being reconsidered

23-Oct-2014 | By

The plan to build a road tunnel underneath the Stonehenge World Heritage site is being considered once again by the Government.

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EdF's Hinkley proposal

Hinkley Point: Over to you, supply chain

8-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The UK nuclear supply chain has been told to prepare in earnest for a mammoth wave of work, following the approval of state aid arrangements for Hinkley Point C.

Engineering bosses adopt 10 point equality plan

Engineering bosses adopt 10 point equality plan

30-Sep-2014 | By

Leaders of 20 of the UK’s top science, technology, engineering and manufacturing companies have signed up to a 10 point plan aimed at boosting the retention and development of women employees.

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Lifted in: The composite deck was manufactured off site

Composite structures slowly gain ground


Last week, a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge was installed over the River Frome at Frampton Cotterell near Bristol.

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siltbuster tank

Water: Filter formula

21-Oct-2014 | By

An innovative temporary solution installed during refurbishment of a wastewater treatment works could indicate the shape of things to come during the next funding period. Report by Margo Cole.

Birmingham New Street station

Rail: Change Station

21-Oct-2014 | By

An extraordinary transformation is under way at Birmingham New Street station - with some imaginative engineering solutions to match, as Margo Cole reports.

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

Ruth Webster

Passion for innovation? Get out on site as a contracts manager

8-Oct-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Having started out in life as a teacher, Bachy Soletanche contracts engineer Ruth Webster is now eight years in to a career in construction. She sees no barriers to anyone – male or female – getting stuck in to a hugely rewarding engineering career.

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Stonehenge tunnel plan being reconsidered

The plan to build a road tunnel underneath the Stonehenge World Heritage site is being considered once again by the Government.

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Technology’s spread knows no bounds

I became a six second internet wonder this week. No, not that kind. Stop sniggering.

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Twitter debate

TWITTER DEBATE | Improving health and safety on site


NCE is teaming up with RMD Kwikform in a live Twitter debate on Tuesday 14 October at 12.30pm to discuss how health and safety can be improved on today’s construction sites.

Defining the Digital Railway

WEBINAR | Defining the Digital Railway - Turning Data into Information


Leading experts discuss how people and processes, supported by appropriate technology, are delivering a return on investment in BIM today, and shaping infrastructure projects of tomorrow using real life examples.

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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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Newton's Cottage, Olympic Park

THE GALLERY | Timber structure built over canal in Olympic Park


Dutch architecture practice Observatorium has built a timber structure on the 2012 Olympic Park that replicates an old lock keepers’ cottage that once stood on the east London site.

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