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Plans have been announced for a 50MW wind farm in Oman.
Morgan Sindall has warned that its 2014 results will be hit by problems in its construction and infrastructure division.
Four teams are competing for the £50M contract to deliver the first stage of Scotland’s mammoth A9 dualling programme.
The planned upgrade of the Metrolink tram stop at Manchester Victoria has been delayed.
Energy giant RWE has pulled out of a wind farm off the Suffolk coast, citing difficulty in securing finance.
Transport Minister Claire Perry has announced a review of the testing regime for driverless cars, which she describes as “a bit weird”.
News In depth: The biggest stories in detail
The UK nuclear supply chain has been told to prepare in earnest for a mammoth wave of work, following the approval of state aid arrangements for Hinkley Point C.
Leaders of 20 of the UK’s top science, technology, engineering and manufacturing companies have signed up to a 10 point plan aimed at boosting the retention and development of women employees.
Cost-effectively maintaining roads under the current funding system is difficult to achieve, an influential group of MPs has warned.
A historic London riverside landmark was successfully raised 1.5m above its original level in a £1.4M operation over the weekend.
A Swedish energy firm is planning to create multi-turbine floating wind power platforms in UK waters.
Dutch engineers have unveiled a radical idea for a tilting lock to allow tall sailing boats to pass under bridges without them having to lift.
News Analysis: NCE looks at the story behind the story
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?
This Week's Top Story
The plan to build a road tunnel underneath the Stonehenge World Heritage site is being considered once again by the Government.
Civils firms will begin to compete for £1bn packages of work on High Speed 2 within months, project bosses have pledged.
Two very different flood defence schemes have scooped top honours at the British Construction Industry Awards 2014.
Danish engineering giant Cowi has bought ground engineering and tunnelling specialists Donaldson Associates.
Bidders on the £4bn-plus Thames Tideway Tunnel supersewer are to discover that they are going to have to rethink their relationships with each other and work more collaboratively with their supply chains.
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