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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.

Nepal earthquake aftermath

THE GALLERY | Week in pictures

1-May-2015

The devastation in Nepal, an engineering MP and a First World War medal feature in our round up of this week’s engineering news in images.

Queensferry Crossing April 15

THE GALLERY | Queensferry Crossing comes out the water

1-May-2015

Transport Scotland has released these images of progress on the Queensferry Crossing.

Jim Stynes Bridge

VIDEO | The vision behind Melbourne's Jim Stynes Bridge

1-May-2015

Australian engineering firm Aurecon has released this video explaining how it merged engineering, architecture and landscape to create a landmark bridge design.

Speedy's London Marathon runners

Speedy goes the distance for charity

1-May-2015

Eight employees at construction equipment maker Speedy have raised more thanf £5,000 by completing this year’s London Marathon.

Private William Harrison's First World War medal

Campaign to find family after soldier's medal found in sewer

1-May-2015

Contractor Amey and its client United Utilities have launched a campaign to find the family of a soldier whose First World War medal was found in a Manchester sewer.

Grant Rumbles

Mouchel 'would have been welcome back on Stock Exchange'

1-May-2015

Kier acquisition Mouchel had received a positive reaction from the City about a plan to go back on the Stock Exchange, Mouchel chief executive Grant Rumbles has revealed.

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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.

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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.

Pothole cash wasted as local road network condition remains the same, says survey

26-Mar-2015 10:53 am

The 2015 Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey has highlighted a massive 33% increase in the number of potholes filled over the last year - but no reduction in the amount needed to bring the network up to scratch.

NCE/ACE Consultants Awards 2015 winners

Eight firms recognised for business excellence

23-Mar-2015 4:16 pm

Eight engineering consultancies large and small have been recognised for their business excellence in the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards.

Effects of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Vanuatu must put focus on resilient infrastructure, say engineers

16-Mar-2015 5:08 pm | Updated: 23-Mar-2015 12:47 pm

Engineers have called for a renewed focus on building resilient infrastructure in the wake of the cyclone that devastated infrastructure across Vanuatu.

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?

This Week's Top Story

Garden Bridge

EXCLUSIVE | Bouygues lands Thames Garden Bridge project

French giant Bouygues has landed the contract to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge, NCE can reveal.

Nepal earthquake aftermath

THE GALLERY | Week in pictures

1-May-2015

The devastation in Nepal, an engineering MP and a First World War medal feature in our round up of this week’s engineering news in images.

Queensferry Crossing April 15

THE GALLERY | Queensferry Crossing comes out the water

1-May-2015

Transport Scotland has released these images of progress on the Queensferry Crossing.

Jim Stynes Bridge

VIDEO | The vision behind Melbourne's Jim Stynes Bridge

1-May-2015

Australian engineering firm Aurecon has released this video explaining how it merged engineering, architecture and landscape to create a landmark bridge design.

Roof Garden Crossrail Place

VIDEO AND GALLERY | Construction of Crossrail Place roof garden

1-May-2015

Crossrail’s first retail and public realm space has officially opened at Canary Wharf.

Alex Bryson

Ready for change: Alex Bryson

Laing O’Rourke’s offsite construction division, Explore Manufacturing, is changing the way civil engineering projects are delivered. NCE spoke to Alex Bryson, a structural engineer working in the company’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly division

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Energy: Power Paint Presentation

Can buildings ever generate more energy than they consume? Dave Parker went to South Wales to find out.

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