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Civil engineering news as it happens and in-depth reporting

Latest civil engineering news, analysis and opinion from New Civil Engineer.

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Government urged to oversee local road spending

23-Dec-2014

Engineers have called for central government to oversee a pothole-repair programme.

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Councils to get £1bn per year for local road works

23-Dec-2014

Almost £1bn will be spent repairing local roads in each of the next six years, ministers have pledged.

New noise barrier competition now underway

Race on to design innovative noise barriers for motorways

22-Dec-2014

Major consultants are competing to create electricity-generating noise barriers for the UK’s motorways.

White Hart Lane Station plans

THE GALLERY | New White Hart Lane station

22-Dec-2014

This is how the area around Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club will look after councillors approved a regeneration scheme linked to the club’s new stadium.

Boost for proposed Canadian tidal power scheme

22-Dec-2014

The firm behind the MeyGen tidal energy scheme in Scotland has received a funding boost for separate plans to generate tidal power in Canada.

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Dong to build wind farm in Liverpool Bay

22-Dec-2014

Dong Energy is to build a 258MW wind farm off the North West coast of England.

News In depth: The biggest stories in detail

Proposed Boston Barrier flood defence - looking downstream

Why Boston will wait five more years for its barrier

12-Dec-2014 10:20 am

The long-awaited £90M Boston Barrier has finally been approved by the government – but may not start on site for another two and a half years.

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Jobs boom to be created by Highways England, says Dalton

10-Dec-2014 5:50 pm

A jobs boom will be created both within the newly formed highways government company (go-co) and in the supply chain ahead of the delivery on an increased programme of roads spending, Graham Dalton said yesterday.

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Skanska chief eyeing a big role for robots in construction

1-Dec-2014 11:44 am

A former Land Rover production director now driving change at Skanska believes robot technology could revolutionise the construction industry.

Go to Australia, UK civils firms urged

Ray O'Rourke challenges rivals to win work in Australia

30-Nov-2014 6:22 pm

Ray O’Rourke has challenged British civils contractors to win work in Australia’s infrastructure boom – to prove they are ready to compete on the world stage.

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UK best practice in BIM to be exported to Australia

30-Nov-2014 6:21 pm

UK best practice in building information modelling (BIM) is poised to be exported and applied to the booming Australian construction industry.

London Garden Bridge

Engineers challenge Garden Bridge costs

24-Nov-2014 3:14 pm

Engineers have questioned the cost of building the £175M Thames Garden Bridge, which is due before planners at Westminster Council in early December.

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?

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Thames garden bridge

Three fight for Garden Bridge contract after Boris backs it

Three contractors have been shortlisted to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge after it received final planning approval this morning.

Future Technology

Future Technology introduction

Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way many people are doing their jobs. That’s certainly been the case at NCE, particularly this past year, which has culminated in the launch of our latest digital content option - a fully responsive, revamped, news-oriented app for Apple and Android devices.

World View

World View introduction

Industry stalwart Ray O’Rourke last month challenged British civils contractors to win work in Australia’s infrastructure boom to prove they were ready to compete on the world stage.

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