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Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission has recommended that Heathrow airport be allowed to build a third runway.
Sir Howard Davies has urged the government to get beyond the hype of opposition to the expansion of Heathrow – particularly from London mayor Boris Johnson.
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Civils contractors will increasingly use robots and sensors to create structures in futuristic offsite factories, according to the author of recent research.
Transport for London (TFL) has revealed how early contractor involvement (ECI) has helped it to deliver its most difficult programmes of work.
Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.
Godmanchester: Good community relations and tenacious approach to securing funding
Sir Howard Davies has explained the Airport’s Commission’s decision to recommend an expansion of Heathrow as the answer to the air capacity crisis in the South East.
Aleksandar Vasiljevic, a graduate working for civil and structural engineering firm Fairhurst describes his job as a geotechnical engineer
Breakdown of a tunnel boring machine mid-drive is every project’s worst nightmare. NCE takes a look at the recovery work for the machine on the Alaskan Highway Tunnel in Seattle, in the western United States.
With all of the 42km of tunnels for London’s Crossrail project now complete, NCE picks out some of the key facts and innovations in the programme.
Anchor fixings to concrete structures are key components in many structures and may be part of safety critical systems. But how well are they understood? Fill out our survey for the chance to win an iPad Air.
So here’s the thing. How many of you were genuinely surprised to hear that Network Rail has been found incapable of delivering on its £38.5bn five year spending plan just one year in?
Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East
Hear industry experts discuss cost effective delivery of future major projects in the rail industry
This week's top story
The rail industry has come under heavy fire this week after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that Network Rail was unable to deliver on its five year spending plan. Here are 17 things that the industry could and should act on, at least according to speakers at NCE’s UK Rail 2015 conference.
Special report: Infrastructure in 2015
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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