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A consortium comprising Aecom, HOK and Deloitte will publish a report next summer on a possible decamp for the UK Parliament.
Balfour Beatty has paid £164M to acquire the Thanet offshore transmission project (OFTO).
Four firms have been selected for Northumbrian Water’s latest framework.
Graham Construction has installed a new road bridge over a live railway in south London.
EM Highways has topped the Highways Agency supplier performance league table for December.
A Balfour Beatty-Skanska joint venture has been selected for a £55m scheme to upgrade junction 30 of the M25 by the Highways Agency.
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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.
A former Land Rover production director now driving change at Skanska believes robot technology could revolutionise the construction industry.
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.
UK best practice in building information modelling (BIM) is poised to be exported and applied to the booming Australian construction industry.
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
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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The Highways Agency has suspended procurement for the latest tranche of it roads maintenance contracts, it revealed yesterday.
Environment Agency chief executive Paul Leinster heads a list of industry bosses declaring themselves feminists this week in the name of throwing light on the issue of gender inequality in the sector.
With a tsunami of work promised after the government pledged £15bn of road building, secondment firm Waterman Aspen says the recruitment market is about to get even more competitive. Ben Cronin reports
There are currently plenty of job opportunities in infrastructure, however a lack of experienced, qualified engineers is becoming a cause for concern Jon Masters reports.