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Middle east spending

Middle East: Just a mirage?

A vast array of construction projects makes the Middle East an extremely attractive market to pursue, but as Mark Hansford explains, potential riches are not won without risks.

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Opladen bridge

Bridges: Winning design

A collaboration between British and German designers has resulted in the construction of two iconic footbridges over busy rail lines, as Max Thompson reports.

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Tunnelling: Digging for growth

Tunnels have been at the heart of economic growth for over 150 years, and their long-term benefits should be taken into account when planning major infrastructure projects, argues Richard Coakley.

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Olympic Park: Emissions were cut after targets were set early in the programme

Clients hold the key to CO2 cuts

Since reporting its findings last year, infrastructure sector businesses have been lining up in support of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, which said efforts to unblock barriers to CO2 reduction hinge on client leadership. Jon Masters reports.

More energy & waste news and features

Andrew Wolstenholme

Crossrail: from civils to systems - CEO Andrew Wolstenholme on preparing for an operational railway


Tunnelling work is now nearly complete on Europe’s largest infrastructure project and to celebrate this NCE is poised to publish its fourth Crossrail major project report. Setting the scene, chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme reflects on the achievements so far and looks ahead to the work still to be done.

New York City

New York civils commissioner on slicing open the Big Apple


A New York infrastructure chief has spoken of the challenges and joys of his role, along with plans to set up regular meetings with those in similar positions in London and other major cities.

Scott Aitken, Black & Veatch

New Black & Veatch chief eyes data role for firm


Black & Veatch’s new European water chief believes the firm’s blend of engineers, scientists and IT specialists can win over a new era of clients.

Rhead Group

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: Rhead Group


The decision to step in and take over delivery of a massive emissions reduction project when the contractor went bust has not only proved successful for the client, but has changed Rhead Group’s business

East Side Access: Major project in New York

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: Mott MacDonald


The choice of UK-owned Mott MacDonald as NCE/ACE Global Consultant of the Year could have proved controversial. But the facts of the matter are that Mott MacDonald is thriving as a truly global business.

Brighton Stabling Sidings

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: BCS Design


From working for himself in his bedroom to running a £3M turnover company, BCS Design managing director Steve Osbaldeston has built a business with a growing reputation.

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Structural Steelwork in action

8 November 2012

This supplement showcases the best uses of structural steel in building bridges and energy projects across the UK

Major Project reports

Blackfriars station at night

Delivering Thameslink: Major Project Report

By the summer of 2012, before the Olympic Games, London will have a new landmark. Stretching across the Thames will be the glass canopy of the new Blackfriars station, providing for the first time a national rail station that links the river’s north and south banks. NCE presents its comprehensive guide to the project.

    Farringdon Crossrail

    Delivering Crossrail: Major project report

    NCE presents its major project report on Crossrail - a comprehensive guide to the project featuring interviews with Crossrail chief executive Rob Holden and Crossrail chairman Terry Morgan.

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