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    Future of Bridges | Maintenance in the spotlightSubscription

    Feature15 November, 2018

    Collapse of the Polcevera Viaduct in Genoa has thrown bridge maintenance into the spotlight, after near misses like at Hammersmith in the UK, with engineers calling for more rigorous, predictive regimes.

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    Civils 4.0 | Five to Watch at TechFestSubscription

    Feature18 September, 2018

    Five visionary ideas are improving civils delivery now and in the future were set to be among those on show at TechFest in London.

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    Highways England reviewing bridge maintenance following Genoa disasterSubscription

    News30 August, 2018

    Highways England is reviewing its bridge maintenance regimes following the Genoa bridge collapse.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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

    News Insight12 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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    Network Rail makes modest asset sales of £33.3MSubscription

    News27 June, 2017

    Network Rail completed £33.31M of asset sales to the end of May against a target of £1.8bn, with less than two years in which to raise funds that will go toward plugging its enhancements funding gap caused by cost overruns.

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    Boston | Software showcase for engineersSubscription

    Feature31 May, 2017

    Technological developments have a tendency to creep up on us. The zaniest of ideas can seemingly become part of daily life overnight.

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    Future Tech | IT optimises Boston towerSubscription

    Feature22 May, 2017

    A new 17-storey Boston office building is showing how technology can shape costs alongside the geotechnical and structural engineering.

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    The women issue | Confidence conundrumSubscription

    Feature5 May, 2017

    Did you spot it? Regular New Civil Engineer readers with a keen eye may just have noticed something different about last month’s issue.

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    Healthy Transport | Fighting for AirSubscription

    Feature11 April, 2017

    The headlines have said it all since the beginning of the year – the UK’s transport is responsible for people dying too early.

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    HS2 reveals key station packagesSubscription

    News Insight7 April, 2017

    HS2 Ltd has unveiled the scope of the latest suite of contracts for refining the design of the four vital stations needed for phase 1 of the new high speed railway line between London and the West Midlands.

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    M6 to M56 link inspires innovationVideoSubscription

    Feature24 March, 2017

    It is often the projects presenting the trickiest obstacles that give engineers the best platform on which to shine.

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