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Government-backed infrastructure schemes failed to meet UK Guarantees criteria, says watchdog


Privately financed infrastructure projects have won government financial backing despite failing to meet the Treasury investment criteria, a report from public spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed today.

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VIDEO | Water scarcity tops list of high impact global threats


Water scarcity has topped a list of high impact threats to global stability in an influential report published yesterday.


Panama Canal ruling favours contractor in materials and delays dispute


A conflict resolution panel has found in favour of Panama Canal contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) to the tune of $234M (£151M) over the central issues of the billion dollar dispute.

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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