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Fast lane for jobs

Recruitment/roads: Fast lane for jobs

With spending on UK roads projects increasing dramatically, the sector is looking for new recruits, as Margo Cole reports.

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Forth Replacement Crossing

Technology: Sensors and sensor ability

A monitoring system for the new Queensferry Bridge checks 1,000 sensors to keep track of the structure’s health.

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Master plan

Scottish cut and thrust: Queensferry Crossing

One of the UK’s largest road embankments is contributing to major cost savings on Scotland’s new Queensferry Crossing. David Hayward reports from the Firth of Forth.

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Deep dig

Learning to grow

What makes one SME riding the rough seas of a recession decide to sell up while another is able to diversify and grow? Ruby Kitching asks John Byrne, co-founder of the recently expanded consultant Byrne Looby, for his perspective.

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Water & Environment features

Going down

Water: The marvel of Mumbai

Water demand already outstrips supply in Mumbai, and factoring in population growth forecasts meant an ambitious solution was needed to resolve the situation. The result is India’s deepest and longest water tunnel.

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Renewable energy power plant

Bio-power energy: UK's first waste wood biomass plant

Construction of the UK’s first biomass plant fuelled by waste wood has started. The plant will produce 10.3MW of electricity and divert 67,000t of waste away from landfill.

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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.

Horizon College Barnsley

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: Atkins


A carefully managed growth strategy, focus on delivery and commitment to bringing young people into the industry have proved very successful for Atkins, says company’s chief executive officer, UK & Europe David Tonkin.

Kings Cross

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards winners: Peter Brett Associates


Peter Brett Associates had an incredible 2013, growing organically and by acquisition as part of a five year strategy. As a result it stood out as NCE/ACE Consultant of the Year (250 to 2,500 employees).  

Cyrille Ragoucy

Lafarge Tarmac’s Cyrille Ragoucy sets out his strategy


Lafarge Tarmac chief executive Cyrille Ragoucy is in an ebullient mood. Having been at the helm for just over a year - the giant joint venture between the UK operations of Lafarge and Anglo American began trading as Lafarge Tarmac on 7 January 2013 - he is confident that his firm is ready to make a serious impact.

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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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