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Civil engineering news as it happens from New Civil Engineer

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

Nepal earthquake aftermath

Civil engineers fly to Nepal to help find survivors

27-Apr-2015 | By

Two civil engineers are today flying to Nepal to aid the search and rescue effort following Saturday’s catastrophic earthquake.

Nepal earthquake aftermath

Collapsed buildings and damaged roads hit rescue effort after Nepal earthquake

27-Apr-2015 | By

Damage to infrastructure is hampering the rescue effort after an earthquake struck Nepal and killed thousands of people this weekend.

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Ballot box

Labour would delay two schemes on Highways England's five-year plan

15-Apr-2015 | By

The Labour Party has denied undermining Highways England with plans to delay two schemes included on the new road body’s recently launched five-year delivery plan.

Digital railway

Raft of projects announced for digital engineering boost

9-Apr-2015 | By

A raft of projects aimed at finding new applications for digital engineering in construction projects have kicked off this week after sharing £5.6M of grant funding from the government’s innovation agency Innovate UK.

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.


No fines house

Letters: Celebrating the return of no fines concrete


No fines: Good for housing and high rise buildings

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Pattern Al Rayyan Stadium Qatar

VIDEO AND GALLERY | Fifth stadium of Qatar World Cup revealed


Designs for another 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium have been unveiled.

Mammoet Bertha 1

THE GALLERY | Tunnel boring machine cutter lifted to surface for repair


Specialist heavy lifting contractor Mammoet has released images of the 16-hour operation to lift a 1,700t tunnel boring machine cutter to the surface in Seattle.

solar panel

Energy: Power Paint Presentation


Can buildings ever generate more energy than they consume? Dave Parker went to South Wales to find out.

Alex Bryson

Ready for change: Alex Bryson

27-Apr-2015 | By

Laing O’Rourke’s offsite construction division, Explore Manufacturing, is changing the way civil engineering projects are delivered. NCE spoke to Alex Bryson, a structural engineer working in the company’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly division

Royal Engineers Ebola treatment centre

Royal Engineers deliver Ebola infrastructure in just 3 months


The Royal Engineers have designed and delivered emergency infrastructure to deal with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. NCE reports

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Garden Bridge

EXCLUSIVE | Bouygues lands Thames Garden Bridge project

French giant Bouygues has landed the contract to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge, NCE can reveal.

NCE Live

Webinar: How much control do engineers have over climate change?


NCE webinar to discuss the influence of engineering, investment and land use on greenhouse gas emissions and DECC’s new climate modelling tool

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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.

Melbourne east west link

Don’t underestimate the need for political support

Promoters of infrastructure projects worldwide have been looking worriedly at Australia in recent months. A row about a £5.5bn road scheme has been threatening to escalate into a major test of investor confidence in our sector.

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