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New Civil Engineer
13 September 2012

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  • Arcadis to work on Brazil airport

    Consultant Arcadis today announced that its Brazilian subsidiary Arcadis Logos has signed a contract to provide project management for 27 months for the first phase of the expansion of the Guarulhos Airport, in São Paulo.
  • Armitt joins Transport for London board

    Olympic Delivery Authority chairman Sir John Armitt is among four new Transport for London (TfL) directors, an official announcement said yesterday.
  • Atkins and Areva join forces for nuclear decommissioning work

    Consultant Atkins and nuclear reactor vendor Areva has formed a joint venture to target UK nuclear decommissioning work, the firms announced today.
  • Celebrities, sportsmen and politicians flock to ICE during Olympic Games

    A host of famous faces visited the ICE’s One Great George Street headquarters during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games .
  • Construction begins on Wallasea Island

    Environment secretary Owen Paterson officially launched the construction of the Wallasea Island nature reserve yesterday which is being created using excavated material from Crossrail.
  • Crossrail joins London’s Open House weekend

    Work on Crossrail stations at Bond Street and Canary Wharf will come under public scrutiny this weekend as the construction sites join in the London Open House initiative.
  • Fiennes takes two Caterpillar tractors on Antarctic expedition

    UK Caterpillar distributor Finning has supplied two bespoke Cat D6N track-type tractors for explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ expedition to cross Antarctica, which was announed today. 
  • Forth anchor corrosion probe costs pushed up

    Significant inaccuracies in the as-built drawings for the Forth Road Bridge’s cable anchorages are to dramatically increase the cost of corrosion investigations, NCE learned this week.
  • Hinkley roads plan agreed

    Energy giant EdF and Somerset County Council have this week agreed a series of transport improvements which will pave the way for construction of the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.
  • Hub airport capacity probe triggers rash of options

    Engineers this week urged the independent commission set up last week to assess the UK’s aviation needs to look beyond the row about proposals for a controversial third runway at Heathrow.
  • Industry charity Lighthouse Club broadens its remit

    Construction industry charity the Lighthouse Club last week launched a new charity drive in London with the aim of widening how it helps industry workers and their families deal with financial crises.
  • Infrastructure output drops by almost 25%

    The volume of new infrastructure output in the second quarter dropped by 23.9% compared to the same period in 2011, official figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.
  • Kier profits rise despite fall in turnover

    Contractor Kier posted a 2% increase in its pretax profits for the first six months of 2012 despite a 5% fall in turnover, according to preliminary results published today.
  • Lee Tunnel: Assembly line

    Work to bore Thames Water’s £635M Lee Tunnel is now about to get into full flow after nine months of tunnelling. Claire Symes reports.
  • Letters: Making the case for Stansted expansion

    The new transport secretary may wish to consider a number of points in regard to the way ahead for London’s airport capacity.First, talk of a third runway at Heathrow is a misnomer. Development of the land between the A4 and the M4 would be to create “Heathrow 2” as a new runway would require an associated passenger termin
  • London mayor appoints Atkins to work on new hub airport study

    London mayor Boris Johnson has appointed consultant Atkins to look at options for building a new hub airport in south east, it has been revealed.
  • London mayor to chair Olympic legacy firm

    London mayor Boris Johnson has yesterday announced he will chair the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), moving existing chair Daniel Moylan to head a new aviation policy unit.
  • Lord Deben to head climate change committee

    Former environment secretary Lord Deben will head the government’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC), energy secretary Ed Davey confirmed today.
  • Manchester United signs deal with construction equipment manufacturer

    English Premier League football club Manchester United has signed a “global partnership” deal with a Japanese engineering company that produces compact construction equipment and diesel engines for construction machinery.
  • No.24: 9/11 attacks on New York

    The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York sent shock waves through the structural engineering community. Immediately after the attacks many questioned whether tall buildings would ever be built on such a scale again.Terrorists flew Boeing passenger jets into the Twin Towers striking one just abo
  • Offshore ground investigation alliance formed

    Offshore ground investigation specialist Gardline has announced it has signed a three year agreement to join forces with underwater specialist Canyon Offshore.
  • Preston interceptor sewage tunnel: Rapid recovery

    Preston sewer’s record microtunnelling rates are helping to quell the memory of flooded shafts and a buried full-face tunnelling machine. Report by David Hayward.
  • Telford wins place in Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

    Thomas Telford, the ICE’s first President, was among the first civil engineers to be included in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame, launched by former ICE president Gordon Masterton.
  • Three bidding for Ottawa light rail scheme

    Three European contractors - Vinci, ACS and Bouygues - are bidding to design, build, finance and maintain the C$2.1bn (£1.3bn) Ottawa Light Rail Transit project in Canada.
  • Tunnels: Support network

    In South Korea precast concrete arches are in demand as tunnels are built over roads to create new space for development. Mark Hansford reports.
  • Turbine prototype sites sought

    Offshore wind turbine designer Gravitas was this week pitching for sites where it can build a prototype for its gravity base foundation design after securing government development funding.
  • UK's largest inland flood defence scheme opens in Nottingham

    New environment secretary Owen Paterson has opened the UK’s largest inland flood defence scheme - the Nottingham Left Bank Flood Alleviation Scheme.
  • WSP wins place on Manchester transport framework

    Transport for Manchester (TfM) has appointed consultant WSP to its framework contract worth between £35M and £80M, it was revealed last week.
  • WYG expects return to profit

    Consultant WYG said it expects to announce that it has returned to profit when it releases its interim results in November, a trading statement said today.

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