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Two workers die in London balcony collapse

21-Nov-2014

Two workers have died and six people have been injured following the collapse of a balcony in in Knightsbridge, London.

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Construction of £31bn Nicaragua Canal starts next month

21-Nov-2014

Construction work on the £31bn canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans through Nicaragua will start on 22 December.

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Southern Water fined for spilling raw sewage

21-Nov-2014

Southern Water has been ordered to pay £500,000 after untreated sewage was discharged into the Swalecliffe Brook in Kent.

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£40M repair job for fire-damaged motorway tunnels

21-Nov-2014

The Welsh Government has invited bids for a £40M contract to repair the Brynglas Tunnels on the M4.

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£230M electrification package for Welsh railways

21-Nov-2014

The Welsh railways are get to get a £230M funding injection to cover electrification costs.

NEC warns of misuse of Z clauses in contracts

21-Nov-2014

NEC has started a campaign to reduce the misuse of Z clauses in NEC contracts, with a view to increasing understanding of the clauses by users.

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Fears emerge that imported Dutch precast concrete blocks could be hazardous waste

20-Nov-2014 1:48 pm

Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.

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Research centre aims to give birth to infrastructure-boosting innovations in building materials

17-Nov-2014 2:59 pm

Innovative noise-reducing windows that could give a major boost to the siting of major transport links are just one set of experiments lined up for an ambitious facility taking shape in the Wiltshire countryside.

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Hard work begins now for firms on £5bn roads framework

7-Nov-2014 5:39 pm

The 25 companies named on a £5bn Highways Agency framework this week will be pushed to find quicker, safer ways of working on Britain’s major roads.

Fehmarnbelt crossing: Opportunity to pool Flint & Neil’s expertise with that of Donaldson

Consulting giant Cowi pools new tunnel and bridge specialists

4-Nov-2014 8:54 pm

Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.

Building bridges: Engineers are reaching out to schoolchildren

Industry campaigns to end skill shortages

4-Nov-2014 8:40 pm

Senior science and engineering figures are this autumn ramping up efforts to close the skills gap and ensure more young women enter engineering.

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Inflatable Leeds flood defence ‘could be replicated’

29-Oct-2014 10:53 am

Leeds city centre’s innovative £48M flood defence project could be replicated in other towns and cities across the UK, its designers have told NCE.

News Analysis: NCE looks at the story behind the story

Headline stat: 84% of first year civil engineering degree students in 2012-13 were male

Engineering equality: Are universities learning the gender lesson?

19-Aug-2014 9:47 am

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.

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Tackling the urbanisation challenge

10-Jun-2014 1:34 pm

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.

Vital infrastructure

Three months that will decide fate of Thames Tideway Tunnel

14-Apr-2014 1:06 pm

After years of fierce debate at all levels, the fate of Thames Water’s £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel currently rests with just five people.

Recruitment

Companies speed up their recruitment as economy grows

25-Mar-2014 10:36 am | Updated: 26-Mar-2014 2:54 pm

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”.

High Speed 2

Political action is shaking up UK infrastructure

25-Mar-2014 4:27 am

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.

Big Bang

Worst in Europe for employing women – UK civil engineering must spark change

18-Mar-2014 10:31 am

Engineers are in huge demand worldwide - yet the number of young people joining the profession is in decline. What is to be done?

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Road projects under scrutiny after European court ruling

The government has been urged to rethink its road building plans after being ordered by the European Union (EU) to reduce air pollution in many places as soon as possible.

Flood

Flood tech gets smart

Land owners that store flood water could soon find a market that makes it worth saving and selling at a later date, thanks to new prediction and control technologies. Julie-Anne Ryan reports.

Mark Carne

Set quotas to get more women – Network Rail boss

Companies should set targets and deadlines for the proportion of women they want to employ, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has told NCE.

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THE GALLERY | Deptford Creek footbridge swings into position

Construction of the Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge over Deptford Creek in south-east London is nearing completion, with the structure swung across the river for the first time this week.

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Fehmarnbelt crossing: Opportunity to pool Flint & Neil’s expertise with that of Donaldson

Consulting giant Cowi pools new tunnel and bridge specialists

Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.

BIM

Careers: Model employers

New career opportunities in building information modelling are emerging as more clients start to embrace it.

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Construction equipment: Machine control gaining ground

A new deal to supply machine control systems is an indication that the technology is becoming more popular.

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