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Brazil collapse

Belo Horizonte collapse probe to report in August

7-Jul-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

An investigation into the causes of the flyover collapse in Belo Horizonte last week should be completed by early August, the contractor has said.

Contractor's regret over Brazilian flyover collapse

4-Jul-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A contractor working on the flyover that collapsed in the World Cup city of Belo Horizonte last night has expressed its deep regret over the incident.

Students excel in sustainable design challenge

1-Jul-2014 | By NCE Editorial

A team of ICE student members from Nottingham Trent University has won the Engineering Without Borders (EWB) Challenge, beating off competition from 2,800 entrants.

A section of the metal mesh on the Pont des Arts footbridge

Pont des Arts footbridge collapses under the weight of love

10-Jun-2014 | By Laura King

The iconic Pont des Arts bridge in Paris has suffered sudden damage after a 2.4m section of the metal mesh on the footbridge collapsed on Sunday.

Aerial view of the Dommel

Special report: Plugging the floods will mean going Dutch

3-Jun-2014 | By

The Netherlands is investing heavily in long term flood prevention, but the UK is hampered by a lack of political will to pay for protection, Alexandra Wynne finds.

Arena Sao Paulo

The Gallery: Brazil's 12 World Cup stadiums from space

28-May-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Airbus has captured these stunning images of the 12 stadiums that will be used for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next month.

Mott MacDonald wins New Zealand rail upgrade role

27-May-2014 | By

Consultant Mott MacDonald has been appointed to carry out design work for the NZ$2.86bn (£1.45bn) upgrade of Auckland’s City Rail Link.

Features

Cost cutter

Structures & formwork: Balkan balancing act

5-Mar-2014 | By NCE Editorial

Cantilever formwork travellers have speeded up construction of two dramatic bridges on Europe’s new high speed road network.

Kwun Tong Line Extension cable tunnel

Caverns and congestion: Kwun Tong Line Extension

16 January 2014 | By

In a vast excavation site at Ho Man Tin a major new interchange between two of MTR’s newest subway lines is taking shape.

South Island Line (East) site

Driving to the south of the island: South Island Line (East)

16 January 2014 | By

Tunnelling and underground work are now the main focus of civil engineering work on MTR’s 7km long South Island Line (East) project, which will link Hong Kong Island’s busy business district in Admiralty with the Southern District, terminating at South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau.

Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp: Digging deep for Antwerp’s ships

29-Oct-2013 | By

Construction of the Deurganckdoksluis, a massive lock in the Port of Antwerp, is civil engineering on a grand scale. It is impossible to stand beside the lock’s massive, 28m tall concrete walls without being blown away by the scale of it.

Opinion

Bert Smolders

The private sector must be included in urban development plans

10-Jul-2014 | By Bert Smolders

More than two-thirds of the world’s population already lives in cities, and this will continue to grow.

Jill Wells

All eyes are on Brazil this month, but it’s Qatar’s migrant labour workforce we should be looking at

1-Jun-2014 | By Jill Wells

In readiness for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, construction is well underway. Qatar depends on migrant labour from poor countries for its construction workforce and many reports have documented instances of abuse. Most blame the kafala (sponsorship system) and several call for it to be abolished.  

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