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Today's News Headlines
Private equity firm Endless LLP is in exclusive negotiations to buy Imtech Ireland. It is also interested in the activities of Imtech UK, according to a statement from the trustees of Royal Imtech in Amsterdam.
Invest Northern Ireland has announced an event for Northern Ireland businesses to find out how they can bid for high-speed rail construction contracts.
News In Depth
Infrastructure output grew marginally last year, official figures have revealed.
Civils firms may be asked to pay the new apprenticeship levy as well as the existing Construction Industry Training Board tax.
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.
Wallasea Island: More than 3Mt of waste from Crossrail have been used to create wetland habitats
Crossrail has released a series of photographs showing how it is storing thousands of soil and rock cores from beneath London in a massive salt mine in Cheshire.
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.
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.
Having conducted extensive research into the skills needed by the sector, the task for the Infrastructure 21 programme was to produce an education syllabus to match. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association has launched a new nationwide training programme.
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?
Watch NCE and sister title MEED’s webinar and find out if the UK’s BIM expertise can be applied in the Middle East
This week's top story
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.
Special report: Infrastructure in 2015
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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