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California’s ‘electric highway’ set to open

14-Oct-2014 | By

The world’s first ‘electric highway’ is set to open in California, with trucks using overhead cables for power along a stretch of road in Carson.

Spike in number of non-EU engineers coming to UK

13-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

The number of engineers coming to the UK from outside the European Union has risen by more than a third this year, research has revealed.

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Christchurch earthquake recovery takes shape with huge concrete pour

7-Oct-2014 | By

The rebuilding of earthquake-hit Christchurch in New Zealand is gathering pace with the construction of a new bus interchange.

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Danish giant Cowi buys UK tunneller Donaldson Associates

6-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Danish engineering giant Cowi has bought ground engineering and tunnelling specialists Donaldson Associates.

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Swedes challenge convention with floating wind farms

23-Sep-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A Swedish energy firm is planning to create multi-turbine floating wind power platforms in UK waters.

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US spends £2.2bn on east coast resilience post Hurricane Sandy

23-Sep-2014 | By

The United States will spend £2.2bn ($3.59bn) to to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient.

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Fehmarnbelt rail link work underway

17-Sep-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Early works have started for a project to upgrade 115km of railway linking the Danish town of Ringsted to the planned Fehmarnbelt crossing.


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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.

New York City

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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Tunnelling: Delhi Metro

9-Sep-2014 | By

Delhi’s ambitious metro construction programme continues at an incredible pace, with the latest section celebrating an unusual breakthrough, as Margo Cole reports.

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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.


Tim Chapman

Infrastructure can unite us all

10-Oct-2014 | By Tim Chapman

While we may marvel at the speed and alacrity with which China has expanded its high speed rail network, its progress in road building has been even more impressive. In 2012 and 2013, China opened more than 10,000km of new expressway (motorway) each year and this year already more than a further 8,000km has been opened. 

Martin McCann

The world needs more local heroes

26-Sep-2014 | By Martin McCann

On World Humanitarian Day last month I noted the theme for this year was calling for more humanitarian heroes. The world needed them – and still needs them – but the world needs more.  It needs local heroes. Skilled local heroes, who know the area better than anyone else.

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