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


Airports decision: Heathrow gets the nod

1-Jul-2015 | By

Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission has recommended that Heathrow airport be allowed to build a third runway.

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Boris Johnson

Airports decision: Davies urges government to see beyond Boris

1-Jul-2015 | By

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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Increasing use of robots and sensors expected in civils construction

29-Jun-2015 | By

Civils contractors will increasingly use robots and sensors to create structures in futuristic offsite factories, according to the author of recent research.

Chiswick Bridge

TFL reveals how ECI contracts boost delivery

29-Jun-2015 | By

Transport for London (TFL) has revealed how early contractor involvement (ECI) has helped it to deliver its most difficult programmes of work.

Digital railway

Future technology: Breaking new ground

29-Jun-2015 | By

Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.


Godmanchester work underway

Letters: Commitment was key to flood scheme delivery


Godmanchester: Good community relations and tenacious approach to securing funding

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Heathrow's third runway by night

THE GALLERY | Heathrow in 2030


Images have been released of what Heathrow airport could look like at the end of next decade.

Sir Howard Davies Heathrow expansion video still

VIDEO | Sir Howard Davies on why the Heathrow expansion is the best option


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 week in the life of a geotechnical engineer

30-Jun-2015 | By

Aleksandar Vasiljevic, a graduate working for civil and structural engineering firm Fairhurst describes his job as a geotechnical engineer

Alaskan Highway Tunnel

Alaskan Highway tunnel: Rescue package

29-Jun-2015 | By NCE Editorial

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.

Crossrail tunnels completion

Crossrail: Under the capital

29-Jun-2015 | By

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.

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Structural fixing

Survey | How well do you understand the importance of good structural fixings?

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.


Comment | Fragmented rail industry is unable to deliver

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?

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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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Hear industry experts discuss cost effective delivery of future major projects in the rail industry

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Digital railway

17 things the rail industry must act on

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.

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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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