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The Highways Agency has revealed that irregularities in tender bids has forced it to switch its procurement approach for the Area 8 Asset Support Contract.
Energy firm Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has confirmed it is to take legal action against contractor Hochtief for losses it has incurred on the Glendoe hydro scheme.
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3.30: Climate change minister Greg Barker has written to the Times newspaper defending low-carbon energy production.
Business and energy minister Michael Fallon has said the government remains committed to new nuclear.
The first phase of the huge Battersea Power Station redevelopment has been awarded; and a warning over Scottish renewables.
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This week’s announcement that Thames Water had chosen capital works partners signals the start of a possible 12-year spending programme, a senior figure within the firm has said.
Engineers were this week ramping up efforts to head off a worsening structural problem on a section of London Undereground’s Jubilee Line, NCE can exclusively reveal.
New research has called into question the decsion to close Rio de Janeiro’s Joao Havelange stadium in March because of fears that the roof was unsafe.
High Speed 2’s (HS2) chief engineer has heaped criticism on high costs of infrastructure in the UK and set out ways that his scheme will keep costs down.
Department for Transport (DfT) officials have defended the government’s work on the economic case for High Speed 2 (HS2) after coming in for criticism last week.
Preston’s visually striking bus station is facing an uncertain future as heritage experts and the local council debate its value. But perhaps there is another debate to be had between engineers and architects about the motivations for protecting structures via refurbishment and retrofitting instead of knocking them down and starting again.
The UK’s first major construction equipment show is just a few weeks away. Margo Cole previews the highlights.
Consulting engineers are recruiting again as they get to grips with growing workloads overseas, and to an extent in the UK. Here NCE profiles those who took on the most engineers last year.
NCE was out in force at this week’s Plantworx show, canvassing the thronging masses on the state of the construction market. Sir Ranulph Fiennes, representing Caterpillar, offers his views on the world in this short interview.
Steelworkers have completed installation of the One World Trade Center’s spire, bringing its height to 1,776ft (541m).
Programme management is seen by many as something of a dark art; hard to qualify and harder still to quantify the value it brings. NCE teams up with London 2012 delivery partner CLM and the Olympic Delivery Authority to demystify the practice in a webinar. Watch it here.
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