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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.

Dawn of a new era

Water shortages could hinder fracking

2-Sep-2014

A shortage of fresh water could curtail the development of fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, according to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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Timetable announced for Arcadis takeover of Hyder

2-Sep-2014

Hyder has written to its shareholders, outlining the expected timetable for its proposed takeover by Arcadis.

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Hochtief wins Bank station box fit-out

2-Sep-2014

Hochtief has won the contract to fit out the new Waterloo & City line station entrance box at Bank.

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Drone video shows progress of Apple's 'spaceship' campus

2-Sep-2014

The progress of Apple’s new 70ha campus in California has been revealed to the world by a YouTube user who strapped a camera to a drone.

News In depth: The biggest stories in detail

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.

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Hyder purchase opens up UK infrastructure market to Arcadis

4-Aug-2014 2:08 pm

Arcadis’ £250M acquisition of consultant Hyder will afford the Dutch giant a platform to expand into the UK infrastructure market, chief executive Neil McArthur told NCE this week.

City hopes results will hold key to Carillion/Balfour Beatty merger resolution

4-Aug-2014 4:33 pm

The City is awaiting further statements from Carillion and Balfour Beatty over the next fortnight as the saga over a potential merger between two of the UK’s most dominant contractors rumbles on.

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Carillion-Balfour could create super-contractor primed for major project wins

29-Jul-2014 2:49 pm

The proposed merger of Carillion and Balfour Beatty could create a super-contractor primed to win major new nuclear and High Speed 2 (HS2) deals.

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Concrete shortage looms for major projects

29-Jul-2014 12:15 pm

The UK’s biggest projects are facing a shortage of concrete due to the dwindling availability of a key material.

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.

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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

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Arcadis chief confident of securing Hyder

Arcadis chief executive Neil McArthur has spoken of his confidence that the company will secure Hyder Consulting following its improved offer.

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Nippon Koei enters contest for Hyder

Japanese consulting giant Nippon Koei has made a rival offer for Hyder Consulting.

Arcadis Neil McArthur

Hyder purchase opens up UK infrastructure market to Arcadis

Arcadis’ £250M acquisition of consultant Hyder will afford the Dutch giant a platform to expand into the UK infrastructure market, chief executive Neil McArthur told NCE this week.

Reservoir: The circular tank will store stormwater and release it when the weather has eased

Flooding and storm damage: Media saturation

While most people hope for a dry summer, for a team working on a United Utilities project in Salford, staying storm-free is more critical.

Joe Smith

NCE Graduates Awards: A winner’s tale

The 2014 NCE Graduate Awards are now open for entries to the brightest all-round civil engineers. Last year’s winner Joe Smith tells Ruby Kitching how the accolade has opened up a wealth of opportunities.

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