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


HSE warns timber-frame industry over fire risk

30-Oct-2014 | By

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has written an ‘open letter’ to the timber-frame frame industry about fire risk during construction.


SuDS proposals slammed by environmental sector

30-Oct-2014 | By

The government’s revised proposals for delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) through local planning authorities have been criticised by key environmental industry figures.

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Leeds flood defence

Inflatable Leeds flood defence ‘could be replicated’

29-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Leeds city centre’s innovative £48M flood defence project could be replicated in other towns and cities across the UK, its designers have told NCE.


Stonehenge tunnel plan being reconsidered

23-Oct-2014 | By

The plan to build a road tunnel underneath the Stonehenge World Heritage site is being considered once again by the Government.

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EdF's Hinkley proposal

Hinkley Point: Over to you, supply chain

8-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The UK nuclear supply chain has been told to prepare in earnest for a mammoth wave of work, following the approval of state aid arrangements for Hinkley Point C.

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Lifted in: The composite deck was manufactured off site

Composite structures slowly gain ground


Last week, a fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge was installed over the River Frome at Frampton Cotterell near Bristol.

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Geopolymer injection

Business: Uretek’s injection connection

29-Oct-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Specialist contractor Uretek has been stabilising the ground quickly, safely and with minimum disruption for 25 years in the UK. It is now experiencing its most exciting growth period as more projects and sectors benefit from its patented geopolymer injection solution.In association with

David Balmforth

David Balmforth interview: Position of trust

28-Oct-2014 | By

Incoming ICE president David Balmforth has clear views on the future engineer. He tells Mark Hansford what behaviours and skillsets he sees as key for civil engineers seeking to shape a better world.

NCE Video special

NCE interim editor Mark Hansford shares his highlights from the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

Ruth Webster

Passion for innovation? Get out on site as a contracts manager

8-Oct-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Having started out in life as a teacher, Bachy Soletanche contracts engineer Ruth Webster is now eight years in to a career in construction. She sees no barriers to anyone – male or female – getting stuck in to a hugely rewarding engineering career.

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Leeds flood defence

Inflatable Leeds flood defence ‘could be replicated’

Leeds city centre’s innovative £48M flood defence project could be replicated in other towns and cities across the UK, its designers have told NCE.


The time for engineers has returned

So, the Stonehenge tunnel is back on! It’s incredible really. Seven years ago the scheme was binned - seemingly forever - after three years of environmental acrimony and cost escalation forced the then transport minister Tom Harris to conclude that the £540M scheme “cannot be justified and would not represent best use of taxpayers’ money”.

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NCE Interactive

Twitter debate

TWITTER DEBATE | Improving health and safety on site


NCE is teaming up with RMD Kwikform in a live Twitter debate on Tuesday 14 October at 12.30pm to discuss how health and safety can be improved on today’s construction sites.

Defining the Digital Railway

WEBINAR | Defining the Digital Railway - Turning Data into Information


Leading experts discuss how people and processes, supported by appropriate technology, are delivering a return on investment in BIM today, and shaping infrastructure projects of tomorrow using real life examples.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2014

Power stations: Industry is gearing up to build more capacity

Infrastructure in 2014: Powering up for a new age


Electricity market reform, as detailed in the government’s Energy Bill, is expected to take hold by next summer, putting an end to uncertainty and delays to nuclear and renewable power new-build projects.

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Newton's Cottage, Olympic Park

THE GALLERY | Timber structure built over canal in Olympic Park


Dutch architecture practice Observatorium has built a timber structure on the 2012 Olympic Park that replicates an old lock keepers’ cottage that once stood on the east London site.

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