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It's been a summer of deals being tabled for UK engineering firms

Dispute over Parsons Brinckerhoff sale at heart of second Balfour/Carillion merger rejection


The dispute over whether Parsons Brinckerhoff should be sold was at the heart of the rejection of a second deal being tabled to merge Balfour Beatty and Carillion into a single super-contractor, it emerged this morning.

Roads minister John Hayes

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


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.


Arcadis to buy Hyder for £250M


Dutch consulting giant Arcadis has revealed it is to buy Hyder for £256M cash – the latest deal to emerge from the current dramatic takeover trend in the UK engineering market.

Alexandra Wynne

Network Rail embraces its suppliers


The efficiency programme at Network Rail is beginning to yield results but the work is also highlighting what is left to be done.

Alexandra Wynne

High Speed 2 uncertainties resurrect Heathrow third runway


With political conviction for High Speed 2 (HS2) faltering behind the scenes at Westminster there is a rise in favour of resurrecting plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport.

Alexandra Wynne

40th anniversary special: A world of possibilities?


Tunnels under the Atlantic, High Speed 5 and Apple in charge of the world – all of which are possibilities for the next 40 years as far as civil engineers are concerned.

Alexandra Wynne

The yawning gap that lies between form and function


We’re used to the age old friction between architects and engineers, but in these unrelenting economic doldrums the clash of ideals between what is iconic and what is affordable or appropriate is heightening.

Alexandra Wynne

Alexandra Wynne is News Editor of New Civil Engineer.

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