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High Speed 2 bosses are looking for contractors with directly employed workers as they move into the procurement phase for the first phase of the £43bn project.
Leading industry figures have backed the creation of a national infrastructure commission – and suggested what its priorities should be.
A panel of major clients has agreed that the industry needs to change its working cultures to get the most out of ground-breaking technology.
Former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis is to chair an independent panel designed to take the politics out of infrastructure planning.
A university-style application system should be in place for apprenticeships, according to a group of leading training figures from firms including Laing O’Rourke.
The rail regulator has raised questions about Network Rail’s ability to hit its control period 5 targets.
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Business leaders and politicians put more pressure on the government to build a new runway at Heathrow at a recent event organised by the Let Britain Fly campaign.
A key technology figure at Crossrail has outlined ways drones could be used in the construction projects of the future.
High Speed 2 (HS2) will make Euston station a disjointed railway terminus if new redevelopment plans for the £43bn project go ahead, a key London borough warned last week.
Infrastructure output grew marginally last year, official figures have revealed.
Civils firms may be asked to pay the new apprenticeship levy as well as the existing Construction Industry Training Board tax.
The number of girls taking A-levels in subjects core to engineering careers is growing faster than the volume of boys doing so, according to NCE analysis of official figures.
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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?
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Drilling a customer focused mindset into engineers at Highways England and its suppliers is the top and toughest task for new boss Jim O’Sullivan. He talks in depth to Mark Hansford on the challenges ahead.
Primary school children from Newport got the chance to be engineers for a day as they learned how to construct a bridge and then walked across the structure they had built.
The former London Olympic stadium has been transformed, with capacity for 54,000 spectators and a new roof structure weighing four times the weight of its predecessor.
EDF Energy has launched an initiative to change teenage girls’ perceptions of science.
Swiss students studying aerial construction have used drones to build a rope bridge that can carry the weight of a person.
A high performance steel slag-based asphalt is ensuring that St George’s Bridge in Doncaster maintains its role as the town centre’s crucial northern gateway - long into the future. Ty Byrd reports.
Project finance and the best way to remove the obstacles to investment were the topics for discussion at the first of two round tables hosted by NCE and Autodesk.