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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

4-Nov-2014 | By

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 | By Greg Pitcher

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

Business features

Steve Farmer

Business: Mabey Hire interview

26-Nov-2014 | By Jon Masters

Mabey Hire’s acting CEO Steve Farmer is predicting big growth for the firm in the next five years, with hire sales forecast to shoot up by 50% on the back of strong service support. He tells Jon Masters how innovative equipment and data gathering technology is helping the company stand out in the market.

School children

We're engineers - of course we can sell our trade to young people

16-Nov-2014 | By John Patch

There have been many suggestions in NCE that we should be getting the “Opportunities in Construction” message across the school children at pre-subject choice stage.

London building site

Private sector skills for public sector projects

30-Oct-2014 | Updated: 30-Oct-2014 | By John Pelton

August saw the launch of the Project Leadership Programme (PLP) by Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude. Aimed at improving the skills and capability of civil servants who work on government projects, it serves an unique purpose in upskilling the civil service in project management skills. Essential? Yes.


Infrastructure in 2014: Material gains for the planet

The construction industry has been set some tough carbon reduction targets, but is the issue being over-simplified?

Infrastructure Investment infographic

Infrastructure in 2014: The multiplier effect of investment

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.

John Armitt

UK risks losing share of world construction market, says Armitt

25-Nov-2014 | By

The UK could lose its share of the global construction market unless it faces up to skills challenges at home, according to Sir John Armitt.


Network Rail emergency repairs boost Renew profit

25-Nov-2014 | By

Emergency repair work for Network Rail during last winter’s extreme weather has boosted the results of contractor Renew Holdings.

NEC warns of misuse of Z clauses in contracts

21-Nov-2014 | By

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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