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Latest civil engineering news, analysis and opinion from New Civil Engineer.

Solcer House

UK's first energy positive house launches... as government scraps zero carbon homes initiative

21-Jul-2015 | By

The team behind the UK’s first energy positive house was remaining optimistic this week despite the goverment’s decision to scrap the zero carbon homes initiative.

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Tendering poised to begin on new-look highways maintenance contracts

16-Jul-2015 | By

Tendering begins this month on a new operating model for Highways England’s maintenance arm.

Single track road

'Radical' approach to highways maintenance trailled in Northants

16-Jul-2015 | By

Northamptonshire County Council is trialling a bold approach to highways maintenance by turning country lanes on its network back into single carriageway roads with passing places.

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Truss lift at Anfield

THE GALLERY | Huge truss lifted at Anfield


These images show a 650t, 140m-long truss being lifted above the Main Stand at Liverpool’s historic Anfield stadium.

Drone footage showing progress of Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind energy project

VIDEO | Fly over one of the UK's largest wind farm construction sites


This dramatic drone footage shows the progress of Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind energy project as preparations for the delivery of the wind turbines begin.

Rail project

Rail careers: Pause for thought

27-Jul-2015 | By

Recruiters of temporary and permanent staff think there are plenty of employment opportunities in the rail sector, in spite of Network Rail’s travails. Ben Cronin reports.

Collaboration meeting

Behavioural assessments for clients explained


Contractors bidding for infrastructure work are increasingly being judged not just on price and quality, but on the way they behave. Edd Burton of Turner & Townsend and Marek Gitrowski of MDV Consulting explain the best way to approach behavioural assessments.

Wallasea Island breach

Island life: Crossrail Wallasea Wild Coast Project

24-Jul-2015 | By

Three million tonnes of spoil from the Crossrail project is being used to create a wetland bird reserve in Essex in a landmark partnership with the RSPB.


Comment | Let’s hear more innovation stories

Back in May, I wrote asking: where are all our creative thinkers (NCE 14 May)? Civil engineers who are pushing boundaries and showing a new generation that our profession is chock full of enterprising spirit. I’m not sure what I was expecting, and probably wasn’t expecting to be inundated. And I’d have been right - I wasn’t.

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Webinar | Can UK expertise be leveraged to deliver world class rail in the Middle East?


Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East

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Andrew Jones

Roads minister: I worry about capacity to deliver projects

Roads minister Andrew Jones fears that the ambitious highways construction programme could be hit by the same crisis as the troubled rail investment plan.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Like a girl: Still from YouTube video promoting strong, positive images of girls and women

Engineering Equality: Looking back at the year of gender equality


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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