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

Wiltshire Council and Balfour Beatty end £150M contract early

3-Sep-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Wiltshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) have announced they have mutually agreed to end their contract, saying it had become clear the arrangements were no longer appropriate for either party.

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Wind turbine pile tests suggest designs are too conservative and expensive

3-Sep-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Tests which put the load of 37 London buses on wind turbine piles have been completed, with the results being used to develop new design methods for offshore wind farms.

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Data reveals how the civils sector changed last year

26-Aug-2015 | By

Infrastructure output grew marginally last year, official figures have revealed.


You could pay the old skills tax and the new one, civils firms told

21-Aug-2015 | By

Civils firms may be asked to pay the new apprenticeship levy as well as the existing Construction Industry Training Board tax.

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What A-level results day means for civils firms

14-Aug-2015 | By

The number of girls taking A-levels in subjects core to engineering careers is growing faster than the volume of boys doing so, according to NCE analysis of official figures.

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VIDEO | Latest engineering works at London Bridge station


More than 15 engineering trains took part in an intense session of work at London Bridge station over the bank holiday weekend.

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GALLERY | 14m diameter tunnel boring machine starts work in Hong Kong


A 14-metre diameter tunnel boring machine has arrived on site in Hong Kong as part of the construction of a new transport link.

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How the Crown Estate aims to bring Dutch tidal defence model to the UK

28-Aug-2015 | By

The Crown Estate is calling on engineers to develop the Dutch “sand engine” coastal defence proposition to protect the UK’s coastlines. The organisation’s head of minerals and infrastructure Ian Selby speaks to NCE

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Attitudes in construction: NCE survey lifts the lid on homophobia in the workplace

24-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The results of an NCE survey into attitudes towards lesbian, gay and bisexual engineers show that homophobia and discrimination continue to be problems for the sector. Rakesh Ramchurn takes an in-depth look at the findings of the Attitudes in Construction survey.

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Infrastructure 21

Contracting: Our survey says

24-Aug-2015 | By

A survey of the supply chain has been instrumental in identifying the behaviours that it will need to deliver unprecedented levels of work in the sector. Here is a progress report on the Infrastructure 21 programme.

Comment | A profession that needs to grow up

Does the fact that just 8% of gay engineers feel comfortable being open about their sexuality on construction sites really come as a surprise? Or that 60% of gay men and women engineers have heard homophobic comments in the workplace in the last 12 months?

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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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Jim O'Sullivan: getting hands on at Highways England

Drilling a customer focused mindset into engineers at Highways England and its suppliers is the top and toughest task for new boss Jim O’Sullivan. He talks in depth to Mark Hansford on the challenges ahead.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

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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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