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News as it happens: NCE's live news reporting
Unite union demands explanation after construction worker killed in a Crossrail tunnel.
News In depth: The biggest stories in detail
Consultants large and small have made the shortlist later this month at NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year 2014.
Energy firm says Bridgwater scheme could hold back sea after heavy rain.
Transport links must go hand in hand with new housing says London First.
The team working to get London’s £4bn super sewer through the planning process faces a fraught fortnight after a request for extra time was declined.
Network Rail has said the storm-hit Dawlish railway line could re-open on 4 April, well ahead of schedule.
Coventry City Council this week decided to scale back plans for a £19M upgrade of the Nuneaton to Coventry rail line, blaming overheating in the signalling market.
News Analysis: NCE looks at the story behind the story
As Britain continues to be battered by a seemingly endless cycle of winter storms, a cynicism is emerging about the reactions of Britain’s politicians. There are doubts about whether they care quite so much about the people at the receiving end as they do about scoring political points.
With a looming skills crisis and an almost complete lack of public awareness of what civil engineers do, is the industry in dire straits? Max Thompson examines what can be done to tackle our dismal public profile.
Building on the Moon, 4D printing, self-repairing bridges, movement monitoring quadrocopters, 3D printed concrete houses and generating electricity from unwanted noise may all sound like science fiction. But at computing giant Autodesk’s annual convention in Las Vegas last week, it all began to look a little realistic.
For anyone who may have thought that the Green Agenda had fallen by the wayside, a key decision earlier this month served as a stark reminder for why it shouldn’t be ignored.
While the UK debates in great detail what it might and mightn’t like about High Speed 2 (HS2), there are grander visions being explored for high speed rail travel on the world stage. And they threaten to undermine the UK’s ambition to lead the development of innovative railway technology.
Sharing innovations is vital if UK construction is going to take on the world. So why is everyone so afraid of it?
This Week's Top Story
A sprayed cementitious repair is designed to give concrete water treatment tanks a 20-year lease of life.
Cantilever formwork travellers have speeded up construction of two dramatic bridges on Europe’s new high speed road network.