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Construction and infrastructure output on the decline


Infrastructure output fell by 2.5% in February, according to official statistics.

Major oil discovery near Gatwick airport could yield millions of barrels


A major new discovery suggests there could be millions of barrels of oil reserves near Gatwick airport in the South of England.

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Oakervee warns UK firms to prepare for influx of Chinese money


Chinese firms are poised to make a dramatic move on European construction markets - and UK engineering firms must act now to stay relevant, a prominent ICE past president and senior engineering figure has warned.

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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