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Flexible working: Shared benefits

Evidence shows that flexible working can have significant business benefits, as well as improving employees’ work-life balance. An NCE special report in association with Hyder Consulting

Growth area: Work on the rail network, like this substation project has boosted BCS’ performance

Business: Green light for growth

BCS Design has come on leaps and bounds since it opened for business 11 years ago. Managing director Steve Osbaldeston tells Greg Pitcher why winning an NCE/ACE Consultants award further bolsters his belief in the company’s future success.In association with

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Rail: Change Station

An extraordinary transformation is under way at Birmingham New Street station - with some imaginative engineering solutions to match, as Margo Cole reports.

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Middle East Rail: Desert dreams?

The ambitious Gulf Co-operation Council railway scheme will run for 2,200km across the Middle East and is initially priced at £175bn, but procurement and securing an overall delivery body remain concerns. NCE 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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Water & Environment features

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Water: Filter formula

An innovative temporary solution installed during refurbishment of a wastewater treatment works could indicate the shape of things to come during the next funding period. Report by Margo Cole.

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Ruth Webster

Passion for innovation? Get out on site as a contracts manager


Having started out in life as a teacher, Bachy Soletanche contracts engineer Ruth Webster is now eight years in to a career in construction. She sees no barriers to anyone – male or female – getting stuck in to a hugely rewarding engineering career.

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.

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.

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.

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    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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