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The UK is now so dependent on electricity networks and electronic communications that any interruption to electricity supply would have severe economic consequences, according to a new report.
London Underground has advertised its latest framework for specialist trade contractors and suppliers, which could run for up to eight years.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce a £214M investment in Britain’s cycling infrastructure later today.
Three towers with a combined 85-storeys are to be built in Woking town centre.
A Vinci/Bouygues team has completed a two-year project to jack a critical structure into place at the notorious Chernobyl nuclear plant.
A Japanese construction firm has unveiled designs for an underwater city which it says could be built within two decades.
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Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Improving project delivery is the remit of the newly named Infrastructure Client Group. Can it succeed? And what help does it need? Mark Hansford reviews NCE’s first Improving Infrastructure Delivery in Practice round table discussion.
Thirteen flood warnings were in place across East Anglia this morning after a weekend of heavy rain.
Construction of a £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.
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.
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.
The next water industry spending round is about to start, and the supply chain is starting to recruit.
Mabey Hire’s acting CEO Steve Farmer is predicting big growth for the firm in the next five years, with hire sales forecast to shoot up by 50% on the back of strong service support. He tells Jon Masters how innovative equipment and data gathering technology is helping the company stand out in the market.