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Latest civil engineering news, analysis and opinion from New Civil Engineer. NCE is the weekly magazine of the Institution of Civil Engineers and can be enjoyed in print, on iPad, on Android and online here via the digital editions tab.

Scotland

Scottish construction employment falls

17-Sep-2014

Construction employment in Scotland fell 4% in the first six months of this year, according to official data.

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First female president of Royal Academy of Engineering

17-Sep-2014

University of Cambridge professor dame Ann Dowling has been elected president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Fehmarnbelt rail link work underway

17-Sep-2014

Early works have started for a project to upgrade 115km of railway linking the Danish town of Ringsted to the planned Fehmarnbelt crossing.

Pile of money

'Lax' waste PFI deals exposed

17-Sep-2014

The government has been slammed for paying out more than £200M to waste contractors before they have built key infrastructure.

News In depth: The biggest stories in detail

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Aecom boss uses feminism to stamp out ignorance

9-Sep-2014 4:58 pm

Aecom chief executive for Europe Steve Morriss has declared himself a feminist, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to support NCE’s engineering equality campaign.

Tilting lock

Dutch engineers unveil tilting lock idea

12-Sep-2014 4:04 pm

Dutch engineers have unveiled a radical idea for a tilting lock to allow tall sailing boats to pass under bridges without them having to lift.

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Mixed views on Boris cyclists' Crossrail plan

9-Sep-2014 5:03 pm

London mayor Boris Johnson’s ambitious plans for a 29km cycle superhighway across London have split opinion this week.

Building blocks: Contractors placed precast deck elements onto the existing steel substructure

Rapid refurb of tired Hogarth flyover complete ahead of schedule

3-Sep-2014 10:30 am

The hugely complex refurbishment of London’s troubled Hogarth Flyover finished ahead of schedule this week after six weeks of frenetic 24/7 working.

Women taking up civil engineering degrees could be boosted dramatically, if universities relaxed the requirements they set at A Level.

Relax entry requirements to improve gender balance, says top university

1-Sep-2014 0:01 am

The number of women taking up civil engineering degrees could be boosted dramatically, if universities relaxed the requirements they set at A Level.

Roads minister John Hayes

Roads minister reaches out to engineers to stay ahead of emerging technologies

5-Aug-2014 4:24 pm

Politicians should do more to talk up the role of engineers in boosting the UK’s economic success – that’s the message new strategic roads minister John Hayes is eager to drive home.

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

Tilting lock

Dutch engineers unveil tilting lock idea

Dutch engineers have unveiled a radical idea for a tilting lock to allow tall sailing boats to pass under bridges without them having to lift.

CERN

Arup to develop BIM for CERN particle accelerator

Arup has been appointed by CERN to undertake conceptual design studies for tunnel and geotechnical engineering in a Future Circular Collider (FCC).

Drone

VIDEO | How Vinci uses drones

The use of drones is taking off at French construction giant Vinci.

British Construction Industry Awards: Small Wonders

NCE reveals the shortlist of two more categories for the upcoming British Construction Industry Awards - the small building and civil engineering awards.

Hewden Jeff Schofield

Construciton equipment: A clean sweep

Plant hire company Hewden is learning lessons from the retail sector in its efforts to provide the right levels of service for the modern construction sector.

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