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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.

Brighton i360 Tower

VIDEO | Barges delivers tower cans for Brighton's i360

2-Jul-2015

Liverpool Football Club has released time-lapse footage of Anfield’s new main stand redevelopment.

Concept images are received in early January, in early March manufacture of the pavilion starts. Late April to early May work starts on site leading to opening on site in June!

THE GALLERY | 2015 Construction of the Serpentine pavilion in a nutshell

2-Jul-2015

Each year the bespoke and often whacky Serpentine pavilion goes from initial concept to finished space in a period of six months.

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C A Blackwell wins civils contract for Boots site in Nottingham

2-Jul-2015

The company has been awarded the contract for work which includes a new highway and bridge across the Beeston Canal linking to the A52.

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Highways England announces £600M road programme for North East

2-Jul-2015

Details of a £600M five-year investment plan for motorways and major A roads in the North East has been announced by Highways England.

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VIDEO | Sir Howard Davies on why the Heathrow expansion is the best option

1-Jul-2015

Sir Howard Davies has explained the Airport’s Commission’s decision to recommend an expansion of Heathrow as the answer to the air capacity crisis in the South East.

Legal gavel

Airports decision: Legal threat hangs over report

1-Jul-2015

The report recommending an expansion of Heathrow Airport to ministers could be subject to a judicial review, its leading author has admitted.

News In depth: The biggest stories in detail

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Increasing use of robots and sensors expected in civils construction

29-Jun-2015 4:49 pm

Civils contractors will increasingly use robots and sensors to create structures in futuristic offsite factories, according to the author of recent research.

Chiswick Bridge

TFL reveals how ECI contracts boost delivery

29-Jun-2015 11:16 am

Transport for London (TFL) has revealed how early contractor involvement (ECI) has helped it to deliver its most difficult programmes of work.

Digital railway

Future technology: Breaking new ground

29-Jun-2015 11:25 am

Building information modelling and big data are throwing up new opportunities for civil engineering firms.

Digital railway

17 things the rail industry must act on

26-Jun-2015 12:02 pm

The rail industry has come under heavy fire this week after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that Network Rail was unable to deliver on its five year spending plan. Here are 17 things that the industry could and should act on, at least according to speakers at NCE’s UK Rail 2015 conference.

Norwegian coast

Floating bridge could slash cost of linking islands

10-Jun-2015 10:43 am

A floating bridge design being developed for the Norwegian government could prove a cheap way of linking islands all over the world, the firm behind it has claimed.

Transport

A few weeks that could shape UK infrastructure for generations

3-Jun-2015 5:32 pm

This summer isn’t just about Wimbledon and the Ashes – over the coming weeks, decisions that will have a major impact on the shape of UK infrastructure for decades to come are expected.

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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Digital railway

17 things the rail industry must act on

The rail industry has come under heavy fire this week after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced that Network Rail was unable to deliver on its five year spending plan. Here are 17 things that the industry could and should act on, at least according to speakers at NCE’s UK Rail 2015 conference.

Brighton i360 Tower

VIDEO | Barges delivers tower cans for Brighton's i360

2-Jul-2015

Liverpool Football Club has released time-lapse footage of Anfield’s new main stand redevelopment.

Concept images are received in early January, in early March manufacture of the pavilion starts. Late April to early May work starts on site leading to opening on site in June!

THE GALLERY | 2015 Construction of the Serpentine pavilion in a nutshell

2-Jul-2015

Each year the bespoke and often whacky Serpentine pavilion goes from initial concept to finished space in a period of six months.

Sir Howard Davies Heathrow expansion video still

VIDEO | Sir Howard Davies on why the Heathrow expansion is the best option

1-Jul-2015

Sir Howard Davies has explained the Airport’s Commission’s decision to recommend an expansion of Heathrow as the answer to the air capacity crisis in the South East.

Heathrow's third runway by night

THE GALLERY | Heathrow in 2030

1-Jul-2015

Images have been released of what Heathrow airport could look like at the end of next decade.

Aleksandar Vasiljevic

A week in the life of a geotechnical engineer

Aleksandar Vasiljevic, a graduate working for civil and structural engineering firm Fairhurst describes his job as a geotechnical engineer

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Geotechnics careers: Searching for youth

Geotechnical engineering firms are recruiting graduates with a renewed vigour after the lean years of the recession.

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