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A committee charged with recommending the best way of restoring the deteriorating Palace of Westminster has called for opinions from the public.
The ICE has called for industry donations towards creation of an £850,000 learning centre to inspire future engineers.
Business chief John Cridland has been named as chair of Transport for the North.
Work on a section of the second phase of High Speed 2 will be completed six years earlier than planned, the government has confirmed.
A preferred bidder has been named for the main civils contract on a £4bn hydro power project in Canada.
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Chancellor George Osborne has set out plans to spend £73bn on roads and rail over the six years to April 2021 - but slashed the Department for Transport’s revenue budget by more than a third.
Ministers could offer offshore wind developers three new opportunities to compete for government subsidies.
Engineering recruits do not meet the expectations of one in two employers, research has revealed.
Transport for London has called for a fresh look at how a third runway at Heathrow would affect air quality.
About £2bn of infrastructure funding is needed to support development in one English county alone, according to a startling report.
News Analysis: NCE looks at the story behind the story
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.
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.
After years of fierce debate at all levels, the fate of Thames Water’s £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel currently rests with just five people.
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”.
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.
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
A design by Bystrup Architecture, Design and Engineering has been chosen by the jury in a contest to design a bridge over the River Thames.
Boris Johnson has given the final go-ahead to the latest plans to improve Lord’s cricket ground.
Engineering firm Mammoet has released images of a 191m-tall steel wheel in New York that it is in the process of constructing.
Engineers and geologists in Los Angeles are trying to work out how a slipping hillside on the Vasquez Canyon Road is pushing up the road.
More consolidation; more confidence, and above all, more use of technology. That’s what’s needed says Peter Hansford as he leaves the role of government chief construction advisor.
The construction industry often says it would learn more about building information modelling (BIM) if it shared the bad stories. Here, Grontmij head of BIM Rupinder Wilkhu, speaks to NCE about his BIM bugbears.