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Engineers at Hiroshima University have revealed designs for an innovative mobile bridge that could be used in the wake of natural disasters.
Chiltern Railways managing director Rob Brighouse has been appointed by Network Rail as a non-executive director.
Construction of the £300M Kilgallioch windfarm in Scotland has started. When finished in 2017 it will be the UK’s third largest onshore wind farm.
Atkins has released its first quarter trading update, reporting results from April 1 to date are in line with expectations and the full year outlook remains positive.
Amey has been awarded a £113M contract to provide waste water services for Yorkshire Water until 2020.
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Turner & Townsend aims to create 200 UK jobs in 12 months, chief executive Vincent Clancy has revealed.
The team behind the UK’s first energy positive house was remaining optimistic this week despite the goverment’s decision to scrap the zero carbon homes initiative.
Tendering begins this month on a new operating model for Highways England’s maintenance arm.
Northamptonshire County Council is trialling a bold approach to highways maintenance by turning country lanes on its network back into single carriageway roads with passing places.
Rubber and polymer fibres from discarded car tyres could soon be used in major civil engineering projects such as bridges, tunnels and earthquake-resistant buildings, researchers believe.
A key figure at a US engineering charity that has set up in the UK has spoken to NCE about the important work the charity does and how companies here can get involved.
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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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Roads minister Andrew Jones fears that the ambitious highways construction programme could be hit by the same crisis as the troubled rail investment plan.
Kier’s Wythenshawe transport interchange opened today, providing better links between buses and trams in the Greater Manchester town.
These images show a 650t, 140m-long truss being lifted above the Main Stand at Liverpool’s historic Anfield stadium.
This dramatic drone footage shows the progress of Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind energy project as preparations for the delivery of the wind turbines begin.
Recruiters of temporary and permanent staff think there are plenty of employment opportunities in the rail sector, in spite of Network Rail’s travails. Ben Cronin reports.
Contractors bidding for infrastructure work are increasingly being judged not just on price and quality, but on the way they behave. Edd Burton of Turner & Townsend and Marek Gitrowski of MDV Consulting explain the best way to approach behavioural assessments.