Kier commits to £375M debt reduction Subscription
Kier will focus heavily on reducing its debt, the company has revealed following the release of its annual report.
Errors were made in the design of the collapsed Florida International University Bridge (FIU), a second investigative update by the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found.
Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has been awarded a new four-year water network alliance contract with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.
A lack of senior bridge inspectors in the UK could be causing a backlog in bridge assessments, engineers have warned.
Kier has agreed to sell its stake in Australian road maintenance business KHSA to Australian infrastructure specialists Downer Group for £24M.
Engineering chiefs slam draft Brexit dealSubscription
Civil engineering contractors and procurement leaders have slammed the government’s draft Brexit deal for not providing more certainty for the sector.
Demolition of the remaining parts of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa will start on 15 December according to local Italian news reports.
Plans to increase the number of passengers using Stansted Airport have been backed by Uttlesford Council.
New Civil Engineer has teamed up with Causway Technologies to offer an inside track on how new technology is helping SMEs and startups be more competitive in our industry.
The failure of the pin that caused the truss-end link fracture on the Forth Road Bridge may have been due to an original 1960s design oversight.
Exclusive | Armitt on cutting HS2 phase 2 costsSubscription
The capital cost of High Speed 2 (HS2) phase 2 could be reduced by £22M per km by implementing best practice from comparative international schemes, an independent official report has found.
Contractors must be wary of Brexit clauses being inserted into construction contracts, Arcadis has warned as the industry has less than six months to go until the UK leaves the EU.
The Crossrail delay is set to cost Transport for London (TfL) nearly £200M next year in lost revenue, a new report has revealed.
UK infrastructure asset owners are the “best in the world” at understanding the importance of BIM, according to Autodesk’s infrastructure director Theo Agelopoulos.
A German research organisation has developed a way to reuse the country’s 5Mt of building rubble left over from construction each year.
TfL warned over fares freeze hit to budgetSubscription
Transport for London (TfL) is being urged to work out how much of a financial hit a second fares freeze would make amid “unprecedented” financial pressures.
Civil engineering firms will need to deliver up to £300M worth of transport projects ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, according to the woman in charge of making sure the city’s transport infrastructure is set up for the event.
Northern Ireland civil engineering firm Terra Solutions has been awarded a contract worth more than £30M to deliver Southern Water’s Victorian sewer rehabilitation project in Kent.
Engineering specialists Spencer Group are set to start work on a maintenance project aimed at securing the long-term structural integrity of the Humber Bridge.
Autodesk has added a cost management tool to its BIM 360 software to avoid last minute cost overruns.
The deadly fire currently raging through California has caused unprecedented damage, but what can engineers do to reduce the risk of future fires?
The share price of Interserve has fallen to its lowest point in more than 30 years.
Andrew Jones named as new rail ministerSubscription
Conservative MP Andrew Jones has been named as the new minister in charge of rail, replacing Jo Johnson who resigned last week over Brexit.
Improving Euston Road will form a “key part” of making the connection between High Speed 2 (HS2) and HS1 a success, a Camden Council boss has said.
Civil engineering firms in the East of England are being encouraged to bid for up to £500M worth of deals at Hinkley Point C to help ready themselves for potential new nuclear builds in Suffolk ...
A £16M scheme to protect homes and businesses in Teesside, as well set aside important wildlife habitats, has been completed.
Strabag Yorkshire mine tunnelling contract extended Subscription
Strabag’s contract with Sirius Minerals has been extended to cover the entire 37km mineral transport system under the Yorkshire Moors for a new £1.5bn polyhalite mine.
Tottenham Hotspur have reached a contingency agreement with the FA that will enable them to play their home matches at Wembley for the remainder of this season, if their new £800M stadium opening is further delayed.
Amey Consulting has been awarded the £49.7M design services contract for motorways and major A roads in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and South Lancashire.
In a “game changing move” Camden Council has agreed with High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2) that there will be entrances on all four sides of the newly extended Euston station in London.
Calls for UK hyperloop centre of excellenceSubscription
British transport researcher Gavin Bailey has called for a hyperloop centre of excellence to be established in the UK.
Former transport secretary Steve Norris has backed calls for more pay-as-you-go toll funded roads.
Network Rail launches drone maintenance framework Subscription
Network Rail has published a prior information notice (PIN) for its upcoming Unmanned Aircraft System framework.
Forth Road Bridge joint replacement work beginsSubscription
A £5.9M plan to replace the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge is scheduled to start today.
ICE tackles skills gap with learning hub Subscription
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has launched a learning hub to tackle the growing skills shortage within the industry.
UK to Denmark interconnector gets £850M sign offSubscription
National Grid has confirmed it is to invest £850M in the Viking Link interconnector between the UK and Denmark.
Rail minister Jo Johnson resigns over BrexitSubscription
Rail minister Jo Johnson has announced his resignation from government.
Contractors have demanded answers from the government about Moorside nuclear plant, after Toshiba announced its decision to wind up its nuclear arm NuGen.
The number of safety critical structural issues in larger building is a growing concern, according to safety body Scoss.
Leeds High Speed 2 (HS2) station must be properly integrated with the Network Rail station, according to a Leeds council boss.
East Anglia set for £2.2bn rail upgradeSubscription
Network Rail will spend £2.2bn to improve the railway in East Anglia over the next five years.
Five-year funding plan lined up for local roadsSubscription
Roads minister Jesse Norman wants to introduce a five-year funding plan for local roads maintenance, similar to the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) covering Highways England’s trunk road network.
Transport bosses have called on the road industry to prepare for a roll out of autonomous and electric vehicle infrastructure.
Design deficiencies leading to errors in UK construction are costing the industry billions of pounds a year and must be addressed, a new design guide has suggested.
Engineers express concerns over anchor designSubscription
Almost a third of engineers who regularly design steel to concrete connections struggle because there is no software to design the different elements of a steel to concrete connection as a whole.
Toshiba pulls plug on Moorside nuclear plant Subscription
Japanese developer Toshiba will wind down its planned NuGen Moorside nuclear plant in Cumbria.
The Stonehenge tunnel and Lower Thames Crossing road schemes are “highly likely” to be entirely publicly funded, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
Testing begins on collapsed Italy bridge debrisSubscription
Testing has begun on debris collected from the site of the Polcevera Viaduct to determine what caused the fatal collapse.
WSP agreed to Grenfell investigation gagSubscription
WSP agreed to not criticise Theresa May or do anything to “embarrass” her during its investigation of the Grenfell Tower fire, it has been revealed.
Latest Aberdeen Bypass delay costs Galliford £20M Subscription
Galliford Try will have to find an additional £20M to complete the Aberdeen Bypass contract due to project delays, the contractor has revealed.