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Roads minister John Hayes

Roads minister reaches out to engineers to stay ahead of emerging technologies

5-Aug-2014 | By

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.

City hopes results will hold key to Carillion/Balfour Beatty merger resolution

4-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

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.

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Hyder purchase opens up UK infrastructure market to Arcadis

4-Aug-2014 | By

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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Carillion-Balfour could create super-contractor primed for major project wins

29-Jul-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The proposed merger of Carillion and Balfour Beatty could create a super-contractor primed to win major new nuclear and High Speed 2 (HS2) deals.

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Concrete shortage looms for major projects

29-Jul-2014 | By

The UK’s biggest projects are facing a shortage of concrete due to the dwindling availability of a key material.

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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 | By , Yemesi Sofolarin

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.

Business features

Equality

Business: How to square equality

17-Jul-2014 | By Ruby Kitching

Creating a more gender balanced workforce is a business imperative for consultant Hyder, championed by its UK managing director and the firm’s new women’s development programme.

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New York civils commissioner on slicing open the Big Apple

18-Aug-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A New York infrastructure chief has spoken of the challenges and joys of his role, along with plans to set up regular meetings with those in similar positions in London and other major cities.

Dominic Briance

Will the consolidation of the engineering consulting market reshape the industry?

21-Aug-2014 | By Dominic Briance

The recent announcement of Aecom’s acquisition of URS, followed quickly by news of approaches to purchase Hyder by Arcadis and Nippon Koei, continues the trend towards consolidation in the engineering consulting market. These events have the potential to radically reshape the industry and significantly impact the talent landscape.

Mark Thurston

Government collaborating with the private sector can unlock resource

23-Jul-2014 | By Mark Thurston

In recent years there has been increased scrutiny on public spending and the way the government carries out its procurement and delivery on major projects. Quite rightly we have seen a greater focus from government to deliver ‘more for less’ to get the best possible value for the taxpayer.

Minerals

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?

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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.

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