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Engineers have called for central government to oversee a pothole-repair programme.
Almost £1bn will be spent repairing local roads in each of the next six years, ministers have pledged.
Major consultants are competing to create electricity-generating noise barriers for the UK’s motorways.
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.
The firm behind the MeyGen tidal energy scheme in Scotland has received a funding boost for separate plans to generate tidal power in Canada.
Dong Energy is to build a 258MW wind farm off the North West coast of England.
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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.
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.
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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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Three contractors have been shortlisted to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge after it received final planning approval this morning.
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.
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.