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

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Kilmarnock rail line closed for two weeks following derailment

4-Aug-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Engineers will today start work to remove 18 derailed freight wagons and a locomotive from a site near Cumnock in Ayrshire following a collision on Saturday.

Cranes lifting in section of Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn topples over onto adjacent buildings

VIDEO | Floating cranes topple onto houses in Dutch town

4-Aug-2015 | By Katherine Smale

Two floating cranes have toppled onto houses during a lift in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn.

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Campaign to repair the UK’s crumbling church spires

31-Jul-2015 | Updated: 31-Jul-2015 | By Katherine Smale

The National Churches Trust has launched an urgent appeal to raise £250,000 for repairs to crumbling church spires around the UK.

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Turner & Townsend looks to create 200 jobs

29-Jul-2015 | By

Turner & Townsend aims to create 200 UK jobs in 12 months, chief executive Vincent Clancy has revealed.

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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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Cranes lifting in section of Juliana Bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn topples over onto adjacent buildings

VIDEO | Floating cranes topple onto houses in Dutch town


Two floating cranes have toppled onto houses during a lift in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn.

Set amoungst familiar backdrop of the Gherkin, Cheesegrater and stalled Pinnacle tower skyline

Go ahead given for City skyscraper


Planning permission has been given for a 40-storey office tower in the City.

Concrete canvas slope protection in CloudHill UK - Completed Section

Roll up : How concrete canvas is taking the industry by storm

3-Aug-2015 | By

Last year Concrete Canvas was listed as the second fastest growing manufacturing company in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100. With development into new products and ranges it’s an exciting time at the company.

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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.

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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.


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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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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