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Aecom/URS mega-merger redefines UK consultancy


Aecom’s acquisition of URS looks set to not only to redefine what a large UK consultancy looks like but also raises the possibility that it will trigger more shape shifting of the industry to the point that it will begin to mimic the likes of accountancy’s Big Four firms.

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HS2 boss urges engineers to embrace new technology


Engineers must innovate more and be more willing to embrace new technology if they are to remain relevant and well regarded by the public, the chief engineer behind High Speed 2 (HS2) said last week.

Osborne returns to profit and boosts order book


Contractor Osborne has returned to profitability with a pre-tax profit of £5.2M for its annual results to 31 March, against a £2.6M loss in the previous year.

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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