Aecom chief executive for Europe Steve Morriss has declared himself a feminist, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to support NCE’s engineering equality campaign.
The number of women taking up civil engineering degrees could be boosted dramatically, if universities relaxed the requirements they set at A Level.
Politicians should do more to talk up the role of engineers in boosting the UK’s economic success – that’s the message new strategic roads minister John Hayes is eager to drive home.
The City is awaiting further statements from Carillion and Balfour Beatty over the next fortnight as the saga over a potential merger between two of the UK’s most dominant contractors rumbles on.
Arcadis’ £250M acquisition of consultant Hyder will afford the Dutch giant a platform to expand into the UK infrastructure market, chief executive Neil McArthur told NCE this week.
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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.
A vast array of construction projects makes the Middle East an extremely attractive market to pursue, but as Mark Hansford explains, potential riches are not won without risks.
I read with interest recently a couple of articles about the challenges facing the construction sector as it bounces back to sustained growth. Bumper orders books sound great, these articles proclaim, but at the same time they warn about material and plant shortages.
The cyclical nature of property development has made it difficult to create a stable and sustainable pipeline of graduate opportunities and skills investment. This crucial, but often overlooked sector, demands a particular mix of technical skills, pragmatism and commerciality, much of which can only really be trained “on the job“.
Infrastructure in 2014
The construction industry has been set some tough carbon reduction targets, but is the issue being over-simplified?
The positive economic impact of infrastructure has long been recognised. While many agree that the Victorian period was a golden age for investment in infrastructure, the UK is now on the cusp of a similar era of growth and reinvention.
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Bidders on the £4bn-plus Thames Tideway Tunnel supersewer are to discover next week that they are going to have to rethink their relationships with each other work more collaboratively with their supply chains.
Civil engineering offers the lowest salaries to graduates of engineering degrees, according to The Times Good University Guide 2015.
Too many female students are lost to engineering at the age of 16, when A-level and vocational subject choices cut off this career path, according to a new report.