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Kier revenue rises 50% after May Gurney takeover

18-Sep-2014 | By

Kier has reported a 50% increase in turnover in its first full year results since the takeover of May Gurney last year.

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VIDEO | London’s exploding pavements, and what causes them

18-Sep-2014 | By

A series of pavement explosions in central London has led to Westminster City Council calling in a utility boss to explain what is causing the incidents.

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Aecom boss uses feminism to stamp out ignorance

9-Sep-2014 | By Ruby Kitching

Aecom chief executive for Europe Steve Morriss has declared himself a feminist, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to support NCE’s engineering equality campaign.

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Dutch engineers unveil tilting lock idea

12-Sep-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Dutch engineers have unveiled a radical idea for a tilting lock to allow tall sailing boats to pass under bridges without them having to lift.

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Mixed views on Boris cyclists' Crossrail plan

9-Sep-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

London mayor Boris Johnson’s ambitious plans for a 29km cycle superhighway across London have split opinion this week.

News analysis

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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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.

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Middle East: Just a mirage?

16-Sep-2014 | By

A vast array of construction projects makes the Middle East an extremely attractive market to pursue, but as Mark Hansford explains, potential riches are not won without risks.

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Energy: Sunshine Super roads

16-Sep-2014 | By

Trials in the Netherlands and US are looking at the possibility of using roads as a source of solar energy, as Dave Parker discovers.

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Tilting Dock

Dutch engineers unveil tilting lock idea

Dutch engineers have unveiled a radical idea for a tilting lock to allow tall sailing boats to pass under bridges without them having to lift.

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Let’s press on with the Thames Tideway

Little surprise last Friday when the £4bn-plus Thames Tideway Tunnel got the green light from ministers. Communities secretary Eric Pickles and environment secretary Elizabeth Truss concluded that the 25km long tunnel is the best way to stop frequent, untreated sewage discharges into the river.

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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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IMAGES: New Street station roof goes on


The new atrium roof at Birmingham New Street station has been completed.

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