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Delay payments cost Network Rail £100M

28-Aug-2015 | By

Network Rail shelled out more than £100M to train operating companies for delays it caused to their services last financial year, it has emerged.

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Thames Garden Bridge: Revised construction programme revealed

28-Aug-2015 | By

Revised plans for construction of the £175M Thames Garden Bridge have slashed the number of deliveries to be made by road and ensured a key part of the South Bank remains fully open to pedestrians through next summer.

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Data reveals how the civils sector changed last year

26-Aug-2015 | By

Infrastructure output grew marginally last year, official figures have revealed.

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You could pay the old skills tax and the new one, civils firms told

21-Aug-2015 | By

Civils firms may be asked to pay the new apprenticeship levy as well as the existing Construction Industry Training Board tax.

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What A-level results day means for civils firms

14-Aug-2015 | By

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.

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Letters: Wallasea Island's use of waste earth is a wasted opportunity

24-Aug-2015

Wallasea Island: More than 3Mt of waste from Crossrail have been used to create wetland habitats

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VIDEO | Take an interactive tour of a Crossrail tunnel

28-Aug-2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform acrobatics on the front of a train going through Crossrail tunnels?

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Fire hydrant blamed for South London water plume

28-Aug-2015

Transport for London has insisted a fire hydrant was to blame for a plume of water seen in south London this morning.

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How the Crown Estate aims to bring Dutch tidal defence model to the UK

28-Aug-2015 | By

The Crown Estate is calling on engineers to develop the Dutch “sand engine” coastal defence proposition to protect the UK’s coastlines. The organisation’s head of minerals, infrastructure, energy and infrastructure Ian Selby wants stakeholders to adopt a more collaborative approach to the projects it is involved in.

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Attitudes in construction: NCE survey lifts the lid on homophobia in the workplace

24-Aug-2015 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

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.

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Contracting: Our survey says

24-Aug-2015 | By

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.

Comment | A profession that needs to grow up

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?

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Webinar | Can UK expertise be leveraged to deliver world class rail in the Middle East?

18-Jun-2015

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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Jim O'Sullivan: getting hands on at Highways England

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.

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Special report: Infrastructure in 2015

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Engineering Equality: Looking back at the year of gender equality

23-Dec-2014

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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