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  • Thames Barrier

    Facing Down the Floods | New York and LondonSubscription

    Feature22 August, 2018

    New York and London are preparing for a wetter future with schemes to protect these world cities into the next century.

  • Humber bridge

    Highways England calms fears over UK bridges' structural soundnessSubscription

    News20 August, 2018

    No bridges on the UK’s strategic road network bear similarities to that of the collapsed structure in Italy, Highways England (HE) has said.

  • Morandi Bridge

    Collapsed Italy bridge had £17.9M of repair works out to tender Subscription

    News20 August, 2018

    The owner and operator of the Polcevera viaduct was actively tendering for €20M (£17.9M) of structural retrofitting at the time of its collapse, as a stop gap while a complete upgrade of the major road network around Genoa was worked up.

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    Business Culture | ICE skills reviewSubscription

    Feature25 July, 2018

    How good are civil engineers at their jobs? And how easily can each of them prove they have the skills and training to enable them to practice today?

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    Panel urges professional review overhaulSubscription

    News10 July, 2018

    The ICE must urgently review its professional accreditation process to ensure engineers’ skills are fit for purpose throughout their careers and work with employers to ensure adequate auditing of skills compliance, an influential new review has said.

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    Crunching Carbon Debate | Resilient HousingSubscription

    Feature16 January, 2018

    Urbanisation is adding to the pressure on the country’s towns and cities to provide adequate housing.

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    Learning from Failure | Looking at riskSubscription

    Feature14 November, 2017

    Learning from failure is a particularly tricky subject. Late last year, when New Civil Engineer began discussing what this month’s big issue should be called, the response from industry figures consulted was one of reticence and aversion to anything that could be deemed too negative or contentious.

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    Waterloo rail works draw to a closeSubscription

    News29 August, 2017

    Major engineering works that closed much of London’s Waterloo station were drawing to a close this morning before the busy hub station returns to normal service. 

  • eHighway trial

    UK platooning trucks trial to startSubscription

    News25 August, 2017

    Platooning trucks are set to be trialled on UK roads, under a new government backed initiative.

  • NCE stock health and safety

    Comment | Fire safety in public housing is not a luxury, it is a rightSubscription

    Inside Track12 July, 2017

    The technical failings that led to the devastating loss of life in Grenfell Tower are rightly the primary focus in making sure such a tragedy does not strike again.

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