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Features, analysis and big name construction interviews from New Civil Engineer magazine

Nigel Curry

Rhead Group: Passion for growth

Nigel Curry is not your ordinary engineering boss. For a start, he’s not yet 40. He’s also shot at tanks and built a nuclear submarine. Now he is chief executive of rapidly growing programme management specialist Rhead Group.

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Banyan Wharf

Timber structures: Loaded lumber

Britain’s tallest hybrid timber tower was recently topped out in east London.

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London Bridge

Technical Excellence: Open heart surgery at London Bridge

Next year is a big year for the team working to improve transit through London Bridge station as part of the Thameslink project is now nearly a third of the way through.

More transport news and features


Geotechnical: Supply and demand

Maintaining electricity generation during the rehabilitation of Germany’s Mittlere-Isar-Kanal (MIK) was key for contractor Hagn Umwelttechnik.

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CDEGS software

Energy software: Down to earth

New computer software has emerged in the market that is able to visually represent the diffusion of energy into the surrounding environment.

More energy & waste news and features

June dates for 2105 Plantworx

The second Plantworx construction equipment exhibition, hosted by the Construction Equipment Association, will take place from 2 to 4 June 2015 at its new home at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire.

More Plant news and features

Eve Walkden

Outdoorsy? Be a research hub project manager


Eve Walkden, project manager at The Hive Building Research Park, discusses the highs and lows of her role.

Brad Watt

Structures special? Kick off as a structural technician


Brad Watt was eager to kick start a career in structures so instead of going through the university route after A levels, he sought a career as a structural technician.

Regina Tumblepot

The future of tunnelling? Be an apprentice on Crossrail


Morgan Sindall’s Regina Tumblepot knows her job matters - friends have told her that Crossrail will halve the time it takes them to get to work. That’s what makes civil engineering so rewarding.

Andre Blackwood

Tech savvy? Become a telecomms engineer


If you are interested in design, solving problems and working with technology then the rail industry could be for you - says Atkins’ Andre Blackwood

Fay Bull

Public facing? Be a flood defence expert


Nottingham City Council’s flood mitigation manager Fay Bull talks about adrenaline, helping the public and discussing dredging over cocktails.

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.

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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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