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Aecom boss uses feminism to stamp out ignorance

9-Sep-2014 | By Ruby Kitching

Aecom chief executive for Europe Steve Morriss has declared himself a feminist, becoming the latest industry heavyweight to support NCE’s engineering equality campaign.

Women taking up civil engineering degrees could be boosted dramatically, if universities relaxed the requirements they set at A Level.

Relax entry requirements to improve gender balance, says top university

1-Sep-2014 | By

The number of women taking up civil engineering degrees could be boosted dramatically, if universities relaxed the requirements they set at A Level.

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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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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.

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Middle East bonanza: Just a mirage?

16-Sep-2014 | By

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.

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It’s a dirty job, and somebody’s got to do it. But who?

26-Sep-2014 | By Martin Blower

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.

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Graduate investment will breed confidence in industry

12-Sep-2014 | By David Hollingsworth

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: 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.


Thames Tideway tunnel moves to alliancing model

2-Oct-2014 | By

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.


Civils offers lowest graduate engineer salaries

25-Sep-2014 | By

Civil engineering offers the lowest salaries to graduates of engineering degrees, according to The Times Good University Guide 2015.

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Women 'lost to engineering' by A-level choices

25-Sep-2014 | By

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.

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