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  • Energy investment

    UK Power Networks gains £500M European loanSubscription

    News25 February, 2016

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a 20-year £500M loan to support UK Power Networks’ energy infrastructure development, which including its own contributions equates to a seven year, £1.2bn programme.

  • Graduate Finalists

    Video | Graduate winners on filmVideoSubscription

    Multimedia23 February, 2016

    The six finalists for the 2015 NCE Graduate of the Year are six brilliant role models for current and aspiring engineers. That was the collective view of the judging panel after a day of brilliant presentations and well-crafted answers to probing questions about the future of the profession and the role of the graduate within it.

  • Alex Siljanovski

    Sharing Network | Alex Siljanovski interviewSubscription

    Interview18 February, 2016

    Software firm Basestone founder Alex Siljanovski on freeing engineers from admin to create.

  • Tower Bridge and the Shard

    Tower Bridge deck refurb set to startSubscription

    News18 February, 2016

    Tower Bridge in London is to undergo an extensive deck refurbishment under a contract awarded to Bam Nuttall. 

  • Eurasia Tunnel

    Under Pressure | Eurasia TunnelSubscription

    Feature20 January, 2016

    The Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project has had to navigate awkward marine deposits, volcanic rock, seismic threats and extreme high water pressure working conditions.

  • The Eurasia Tunnel project

    How to fix a tunnel boring machine under extreme pressureSubscription

    Explainer20 January, 2016

    When tunnel boring machines hit a problem, the challenge is notoriously a difficult one. On the Eurasia Tunnel project in Istanbul, for the first time, manufacturer Herrenknecht had to come up with a maintenance solution that could work in extremely deep conditions.

  • Analysis bridges

    Analysis | Forth Road Bridge points to maintenance challenges Subscription

    Analysis15 January, 2016

    In among all the noise surrounding the nightmare problems to hit the Forth Road Bridge in recent weeks appeared one particularly frustrating tidbit.

  • Terry Morgan

    Skills Round Table | Sowing the seedsSubscription

    Feature15 January, 2016

    How the construction industry addresses the looming skills shortage was the subject of the recent NCE/Costain round table discussion.

  • The National Infrastructure Commission has been tasked ‎with carrying out specific studies of pressing infrastructure challenges

    New chief named for Infrastructure bodySubscription

    News21 December, 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has named Phil Graham chief executive of the National Infrastructure Commission. 

  • West Coast Main Line

    Flood damaged railway reopensSubscription

    News21 December, 2015

    Repairs to a flood-damaged stretch of railway north of Carlisle have enabled the track to reopen to regular speed trains today.