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A competition is to be held to boost the possibilities of small-scale nuclear power use in the UK.
More than 1,500 flood defence schemes will be funded in the six years to April 2021, the government has insisted.
All firms with wage bills in excess of £3M will pay an apprenticeship tax from April 2017, it has been revealed.
George Osborne has set out plans to spend £73bn on roads and rail over the six years to April 2021 – but slashed the Department for Transport’s revenue budget by more than a third.
Father Christmas has issued a call for expressions of interest in creation of a back-up present delivery plan in case his trusty sleigh and reindeers encounter operational problems on 24 December.
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Ministers could offer offshore wind developers three new opportunities to compete for government subsidies.
Engineering recruits do not meet the expectations of one in two employers, research has revealed.
Transport for London has called for a fresh look at how a third runway at Heathrow would affect air quality.
About £2bn of infrastructure funding is needed to support development in one English county alone, according to a startling report.
The charity behind the proposed Thames Garden Bridge must repay £10M of Transport for London (TfL)’s contribution to the project, it has emerged.
The Californian Hyperloop could revolutionise travel and undermine the validity of spending multiple billions on high speed rail systems worldwide, according to one of the futuristic transport scheme’s prominent developers.
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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?
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Engineering firm Mammoet has released images of a 191m-tall steel wheel in New York that it is in the process of constructing.
Engineers and geologists in Los Angeles are trying to work out how a slipping hillside on the Vasquez Canyon Road is pushing up the road.
Detailed images have been published of the trains that will run on Crossrail.
With just the width of a residential street in which to deliver the start of a £100M tunnelling project in Glasgow, logistics and planning proved to be critical.
Increasingly clients are using behavioural assessments in their procurement processes. But are they just another box ticking exercise?