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

Subsea Interconnector

Construction work starts on world’s longest subsea interconnector

31-Mar-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Construction phase of €2bn subsea interconnector project between UK and Norway begins

THE GALLERY | Swiss hotel would be Europe’s tallest building

31-Mar-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Images reveal design and engineering masterplan for Swiss hotel that will soar more than 380m high

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Pothole cash wasted as local road network condition remains the same, says survey

26-Mar-2015 | By

The 2015 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey has highlighted a massive 33% increase in the number of potholes filled over the last year - but no reduction in the amount needed to bring the network up to scratch.

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards 2015 winners

Eight firms recognised for business excellence

23-Mar-2015 | By

Eight engineering consultancies large and small have been recognised for their business excellence in the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

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Effects of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Vanuatu must put focus on resilient infrastructure, say engineers

16-Mar-2015 | Updated: 23-Mar-2015 | By

Engineers have called for a renewed focus on building resilient infrastructure in the wake of the cyclone that devastated infrastructure across Vanuatu.

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Garden Bridge

Horticultural challenge of London's Garden Bridge


Any new River Thames crossing in the heart of London faces formidable regulatory constraints.

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THE GALLERY | Swiss hotel would be Europe’s tallest building


Images reveal design and engineering masterplan for Swiss hotel that will soar more than 380m high

Boris Johnson and TBM Victoria

THE GALLERY | Boris in a tunnel boring machine


Boris Johnson has been up close and personal with a tunnel boring machine this week ahead of its final journey for Crossrail.

Stage craft

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards: winning teams

30-Mar-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Business and technical excellence were celebrated at last month’s NCE/ACE Consultants Awards.

New beam and grillage section

Hooley cutting: Steep challenge

30-Mar-2015 | By

Early bid stage modelling, specially designed rigs and a lightweight scaffolding system helped Bam to stabilise the Hooley cutting in a heavily constrained site. Katherine Smale investigates in the latest of NCE’s profiles of BCIA projects

Curing the void: The planned maintenance hub for the new fleet of Hitachi trains close to Bristol Parkway has had to deal with a collapsed culvert

Great Western Line: Mind the gap

30-Mar-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Construction of a hi-tech rail hub for the next generation of trains is taking shape near Bristol but dealing with historical site issues has called for some complex deep excavations. NCE reports

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top 20 recruiters

Britain's top 20 recruiters 2014

NCE has compiled a list of the Top 20 consultancy firms based on the number of engineers they recruited last year. The results indicate a healthy global market and big opportunities for anyone looking for a job.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

Future Gazing

Infrastructure in 2015: a special report on the year ahead


The world of civil engineering is changing fast. Technology is now there to radically change how we build. But it’s also challenging what we build and why. New skills are needed and new technologies need to be embraced.

swansea barrage

Don’t let the sceptics shoot down our ambitions

Silt. That appears to be the main engineering reason why Tidal Lagoon Power’s aspiration to generate 8% of the UK’s energy need from an entirely renewable, sustainable source is doomed to fail. That’s according to NCE’s Letters pages this week.

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