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London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

24-Nov-2014

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

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Skanska hails new era after signing 3D printing deal

24-Nov-2014

Skanska is aiming to reach new levels of construction quality after signing a deal to use 3D concrete printing technology developed at Loughborough University.

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Thousands have already discovered NCE's new app – why not join them?

24-Nov-2014

NCE’s app has been relaunched, and thousands of readers have already downloaded to keep ahead of the breaking news as it happens throughout the day.

Hurricane Sandy

Arcadis lands New York subway resilience deal

24-Nov-2014

Arcadis has won a major flood resilience project on the New York subway.

Carillion lays first track for Crossrail

VIDEO | First Crossrail track laid

24-Nov-2014

Carillion has laid the first section of track for the £14bn Crossrail scheme.

Flood

Flood warnings across East Anglia

24-Nov-2014

Thirteen flood warnings were in place across East Anglia this morning after a weekend of heavy rain.

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London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

24-Nov-2014 3:14 pm

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

Legioblocks

Fears emerge that imported Dutch precast concrete blocks could be hazardous waste

20-Nov-2014 1:48 pm

Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.

Hive

Research centre aims to give birth to infrastructure-boosting innovations in building materials

17-Nov-2014 2:59 pm

Innovative noise-reducing windows that could give a major boost to the siting of major transport links are just one set of experiments lined up for an ambitious facility taking shape in the Wiltshire countryside.

M6 road in the Lake District

Hard work begins now for firms on £5bn roads framework

7-Nov-2014 5:39 pm

The 25 companies named on a £5bn Highways Agency framework this week will be pushed to find quicker, safer ways of working on Britain’s major roads.

Fehmarnbelt crossing: Opportunity to pool Flint & Neil’s expertise with that of Donaldson

Consulting giant Cowi pools new tunnel and bridge specialists

4-Nov-2014 8:54 pm

Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.

Building bridges: Engineers are reaching out to schoolchildren

Industry campaigns to end skill shortages

4-Nov-2014 8:40 pm

Senior science and engineering figures are this autumn ramping up efforts to close the skills gap and ensure more young women enter engineering.

News Analysis: NCE looks at the story behind the story

Headline stat: 84% of first year civil engineering degree students in 2012-13 were male

Engineering equality: Are universities learning the gender lesson?

19-Aug-2014 9:47 am

Universities are in the spotlight this week, with hundreds of budding civil engineers looking to cement their college place. So NCE continues its series on Engineering Equality by looking at whether progress is being made to stimulate gender diversity at entry level. Report by Yemesi Sofolarin and Alexandra Wynne.

Hong Kong skyline

Tackling the urbanisation challenge

10-Jun-2014 1:34 pm

There are few who don’t know of the trend for urbanisation – the gravitational pull of city dwelling – that means by 2030 an estimated 60% of the global population will be living in cities.

Vital infrastructure

Three months that will decide fate of Thames Tideway Tunnel

14-Apr-2014 1:06 pm

After years of fierce debate at all levels, the fate of Thames Water’s £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel currently rests with just five people.

Recruitment

Companies speed up their recruitment as economy grows

25-Mar-2014 10:36 am | Updated: 26-Mar-2014 2:54 pm

Apprentices, graduates and qualified engineers - take your pick: civil engineering consultants are looking for a lot of new recruits. Figures in this year’s NCE Consultants File confirm what one consultant executive board member has described as a “different atmosphere in the industry now”.

High Speed 2

Political action is shaking up UK infrastructure

25-Mar-2014 4:27 am

Last week was a big week for the UK’s high speed rail ambitions but the way in which High Speed 2 (HS2) got its boost may set the tone for how other politically difficult infrastructure decisions will be made.

Big Bang

Worst in Europe for employing women – UK civil engineering must spark change

18-Mar-2014 10:31 am

Engineers are in huge demand worldwide - yet the number of young people joining the profession is in decline. What is to be done?

This Week's Top Story

London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

Flood

Flood warnings across East Anglia

Thirteen flood warnings were in place across East Anglia this morning after a weekend of heavy rain.

Nicaragua Canal Lake Nicaragua

Construction of £31bn Nicaragua Canal to start next month

Construction of a £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.zz

Highway management

Roads programme threat after EU ruling

The government has been forced to rethink its road building plans after being ordered by the European Court of Justice to cut air pollution as soon as possible.

Flood

Flood tech gets smart

Land owners that store flood water could soon find a market that makes it worth saving and selling at a later date, thanks to new prediction and control technologies. Julie-Anne Ryan reports.

Mark Carne

Set quotas to get more women – Network Rail boss

Companies should set targets and deadlines for the proportion of women they want to employ, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has told NCE.

BIM

Careers: Model employers

New career opportunities in building information modelling are emerging as more clients start to embrace it.

Topcon equipment

Construction equipment: Machine control gaining ground

A new deal to supply machine control systems is an indication that the technology is becoming more popular.

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