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Today's News Headlines
A Vinci/Bouygues team has completed a two-year project to jack a critical structure into place at the notorious Chernobyl nuclear plant.
Three towers with a combined 85-storeys are to be built in Woking town centre.
News In Depth
Imported Dutch precast concrete structural interlocking blocks containing high lead content recycled glass aggregate could be reclassified as hazardous waste, NCE has learned.
Innovative noise-reducing windows that could give a major boost to the siting of major transport links are just one set of experiments lined up for an ambitious facility taking shape in the Wiltshire countryside.
Improving project delivery is the remit of the newly named Infrastructure Client Group. Can it succeed? And what help does it need? Mark Hansford reviews NCE’s first Improving Infrastructure Delivery in Practice round table discussion.
A campaign to reopen the rail line between Wisbech and March is firmly on track after leaders from Anglian Water and some of the region’s biggest businesses joined forces.
The Future Engineer
Nottingham City Council’s flood mitigation manager Fay Bull talks about adrenaline, helping the public and discussing dredging over cocktails.
This week's top story
A new web app was launched last week by pollsters YouGov. It allows users to view target audience profiles of companies.
A Twitter debate hosted by NCE and RMD Kwikform has highlighted the challenges in improving site safety – and the new initiatives being introduced.
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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