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Today's News Headlines
Almost £1bn will be spent repairing local roads in each of the next six years, ministers have pledged.
Engineers have called for central government to oversee a pothole-repair programme.
News In Depth
The long-awaited £90M Boston Barrier has finally been approved by the government – but may not start on site for another two and a half years.
A jobs boom will be created both within the newly formed highways government company (go-co) and in the supply chain ahead of the delivery on an increased programme of roads spending, Graham Dalton said yesterday.
A former Land Rover production director now driving change at Skanska believes robot technology could revolutionise the construction industry.
Advances in technology are rapidly changing the way many people are doing their jobs. That’s certainly been the case at NCE, particularly this past year, which has culminated in the launch of our latest digital content option - a fully responsive, revamped, news-oriented app for Apple and Android devices.
Industry stalwart Ray O’Rourke last month challenged British civils contractors to win work in Australia’s infrastructure boom to prove they were ready to compete on the world stage.
The Future Engineer
Eve Walkden, project manager at The Hive Building Research Park, discusses the highs and lows of her role.
This week's top story
Three contractors have been shortlisted to build the controversial £175M Thames Garden Bridge after it received final planning approval this morning.
There’s an awful lot to digest in NCE this week (we reckon it’s our biggest issue ever), and I’d of course invite you to read it all: incorporating our future-looking Infrastructure in 2015 report, we hope you’ll find it packed full of inspiring ideas around future technologies and technical excellence.
NCE has teamed up with Costain to discuss the opportunities opening up within the UK Water Sector, before the next spending period starts in April.
Watch NCE’s webinar about how the industry can embrace cradle-to-cradle thinking
Special report: Infrastructure in 2014
Electricity market reform, as detailed in the government’s Energy Bill, is expected to take hold by next summer, putting an end to uncertainty and delays to nuclear and renewable power new-build projects.
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