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Civil engineering news as it happens and in-depth reporting

Latest civil engineering news, analysis and opinion from New Civil Engineer.

Temporary Mersey bridge at Halton

THE GALLERY | Temporary bridge completed to aid Mersey Gateway scheme

22-May-2015

A temporary crossing of the River Mersey has been created to aid construction of the £600M Mersey Gateway project.

high speed train

The former civil engineer hoping to fight Scotland's corner in Westminster

22-May-2015

A civil engineer elected to Parliament this month has called on the government to extend the £43bn High Speed 2 line to Scotland.

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Inside the Arup project to create printed elements for complex structures

22-May-2015

Arup has lifted the lid on a research project that could one day mean parts of specialised structures are 3D printed.

Water

Flood risk bodies 'should manage droughts as well'

22-May-2015

A key figure has called for a more co-ordinated approach to avoiding floods and droughts.

Lithuanian Bridge

THE GALLERY | Lithuania's largest steel bridge lifted into place

22-May-2015

Specialist heavy lifting contractor Mammoet has released images of a three-day operation to lift a 600 tonne bridge into place across the Numenas River in Lithuania.

Gatwick airport

Gatwick airport bookies favourite as Osborne talks up runway expansion

21-May-2015

Gatwick airport is edging ahead as the bookmakers favourite to be picked by Sir Howard Davies’ Airport Commission as the race to build extra runway capacity in the south east heats up.

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HS2

UPDATED: HS2 bid teams see European contracting giants take starring role

13-May-2015 10:18 am | Updated: 15-May-2015 7:41 am

European contracting giants are playing a major part in almost all High Speed 2 (HS2) construction bid teams, NCE can reveal.

Waterview project - ramp 4 - ahead of the gantry is where the defective concrete was placed

Faulty concrete hits New Zealand flagship highway project

13-May-2015 6:09 pm

A fault at an Auckland, New Zealand, batch plant has resulted in up to 70 projects receiving substandard concrete including the NZ$1.4bn (£660M) Waterview highway project.

Nepal quake rescue

Engineers dash to aid Nepal quake victims

11-May-2015 2:41 pm

Two civil engineers flew to Nepal last month to aid the search and rescue effort following the catastrophic earthquake which struck on 25 April.

Isobel Grant

Arup engineer seeks election as Conservative MP

27-Apr-2015 10:48 am

An Arup structural engineer standing for the Conservatives in next month’s general election has told NCE about her campaign - and why more engineers should be involved in politics.

Ballot box

Labour would delay two schemes on Highways England's five-year plan

15-Apr-2015 4:50 pm

The Labour Party has denied undermining Highways England with plans to delay two schemes included on the new road body’s recently launched five-year delivery plan.

Digital railway

Raft of projects announced for digital engineering boost

9-Apr-2015 0:01 am

A raft of projects aimed at finding new applications for digital engineering in construction projects have kicked off this week after sharing £5.6M of grant funding from the government’s innovation agency Innovate UK.

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.

Hong Kong skyline

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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HS2

UPDATED: HS2 bid teams see European contracting giants take starring role

European contracting giants are playing a major part in almost all High Speed 2 (HS2) construction bid teams, NCE can reveal.

Temporary Mersey bridge at Halton

THE GALLERY | Temporary bridge completed to aid Mersey Gateway scheme

22-May-2015

A temporary crossing of the River Mersey has been created to aid construction of the £600M Mersey Gateway project.

Lithuanian Bridge

THE GALLERY | Lithuania's largest steel bridge lifted into place

22-May-2015

Specialist heavy lifting contractor Mammoet has released images of a three-day operation to lift a 600 tonne bridge into place across the Numenas River in Lithuania.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen stored in salt caverns ‘could help meet future energy demands’

21-May-2015

Report from the ETI looks at role hydrogen storage could play in future UK energy provision.

Ice Cave, Iceland

THE GALLERY | Man-made Ice Cave to welcome visitors

21-May-2015

From next month, visitors to a new man-made Ice Cave will be able to explore 30m below the Langjökull glacier in Iceland.

Nepal Care International

CARE: Challenging time

With the Care Construction Challenge less than two months away, one of the charity’s workers describes how the fundraising event will help people affected by the Nepal earthquake.

Energy incentive: The contractor shared savings resulting from energy efficiency measures

Sustainable construction: One team one roof

Every aspect of Scottish Water’s new headquarters is designed to minimise its impact on the environment and bring together its employees. In the latest of NCE’s series on British Construction Industry Award winners, Katherine Smale finds out more.

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