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Hong Kong government to use NEC3 contracts

1-Sep-2014 | By

The Hong Kong government has announced it will use NEC3 contracts for all its projects put out for tender in 2015/16, following a series of pilot projects.

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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.

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Panama Canal dispute goes to international court

4-Aug-2014 | By

Outstanding issues in the client-contractor dispute on the Panama Canal expansion project will be settled through international arbitration at the Court of Miami, USA.

New tunnels to relieve Doha desert flooding

25-Jul-2014 | By

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are about to be launched in Qatar in a bid to prevent the city of Doha from flooding during heavy rain storms.

The last of 80 monopiles has been installed

Piling completed on the Butendiek offshore wind farm

24-Jul-2014 | By

Ballast Needam has announced that it has successfully installed the last of 80 monopolie foundations for the Butendiek offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea.

Oso landslide report highlights need for risk assessment

23-Jul-2014 | By

Findings of a new report into the Oso landslide in Washington State, US has said that the incident highlights the importance of assessing and managing risk from natural slopes

Tunnelling technique developed to save coral

22-Jul-2014 | By Laura King

Japan-based contractor Taisei is using techniques it developed for use on construction of Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait immersed tube tunnel to promote coral growth.

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 Andy Bolton

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 Andy Bolton

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.

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