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  • Humber dehumidifaction gantry

    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.

  • Second Severn Crossing

    Highways England reviewing bridge maintenance following Genoa disasterSubscription

    News30 August, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • Network rail timelapse waterloo footbridge installation

    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

    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.

  • Network Rail track renewal works taking place in Bath, summer 2015

    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.

  • Engineering Equality

    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.

  • Rendering of Euston station

    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.

  • Researchers have cast six concrete walls at the test site, each containing the different technologies.

    Tideway boss calls for faster innovationSubscription

    News5 March, 2017

    Research into innovative engineering and construction techniques must accelerate to make an impact, a major infrastructure boss has said.

  • Old Oak

    Old Oak pressures government for better transport hubSubscription

    News Insight5 March, 2017

    The project promoter of a new mega development in the capital is to step up pressure on government over funding of the scheme’s crucial infrastructure hub.

  • West Coast Main Line

    Return of inter-city trains mooted for WillesdenSubscription

    News5 March, 2017

    Reinstatement of a West Coast Main Line station at Willesden Junction in north west London has been mooted as new way to ease pressure on Euston station.

  • Skills shortfall

    Engineering faces 20,000 skills shortfallSubscription

    News21 February, 2017

    Conservative estimates suggest the UK market will suffer a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates each year, according to a new skills report.

  • Waves

    Motts wins North West tidal advisor jobSubscription

    News20 February, 2017

    Consultant Mott MacDonald is to advise on two newly proposed tidal power schemes in the North West.

  • 18 April: Ceca stand-down

    Support builds for site stand-downSubscription

    News20 February, 2017

    Key clients and contractors have added their support to what is understood to be the first ever UK-wide health and safety stand-down, where they will stop work for a day to enable staff to develop commitments to improve working practices.

  • Renewable Energy

    EDF appoints WSP to consulting roleSubscription

    News20 February, 2017

    EDF Energy has appointed WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff as engineering consultant for its UK fleet of wind farms, gas storage sites, coal and gas power stations.

  • London smog

    Tube travellers suffer worst pollutionSubscription

    News14 February, 2017

    Tube and bus passengers in London suffer greater effects of poor air quality than drivers, despite the latter being the cause of the majority of pollution, according to recent research.

  • Lower Thames Crossing

    Lower Thames Crossing gets new project bossSubscription

    News13 February, 2017

    Highways England has appointed Tim Jones as project director for the new £4bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnnel scheme.

  • German e highway uckermark

    Germany | Electric road freightSubscription

    Feature8 November, 2016

    Not content with meeting minimum European Union (EU) requirements for cutting carbon, Germany wants to do the most it can. By 2050 it plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 95% against 1990 levels.

  • Hong Kong Night Skyline 23

    Hong Kong | Challenges aheadSubscription

    Feature27 October, 2016

    Hong Kong is on a new drive to attract UK consultant and contractor expertise in a bid to push delivery and cost management of its future infrastructure plans.

  • two fifty one landscape night

    Super tall, super smart | OverviewSubscription

    Feature13 September, 2016

    The world’s top cities are instantly recognisable by their skylines – the finest examples of tall building architecture and engineering have helped create iconic metropolises for decades.

  • Palace of westminster

    MPs must quit failing Palace, agrees committeeSubscription

    News8 September, 2016

    MPs must vacate the failing Palace of Westminster for six years to make way for urgent repairs to be made, a senior committee has urged.

  • Battersea Power Station and the South Bank

    Battersea Power Station piling underwaySubscription

    News11 August, 2016

    Geotechnical contractor Bauer is carrying out piling works on the iconic Battersea Power Station in London.

  • Kent biomass plant set to start construction

    Green light for 27.8MW Kent biomass scheme Subscription

    News8 August, 2016

    Construction on a new 27.8MW combined heat and power biomass plant near Sandwich in Kent is set to start, following a £160M investment. 

  • Sydney Opera House under construction

    Arup's total design legacySubscription

    Feature3 August, 2016

    A major retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London shows how Ove Arup’s Total Design philosophy is as fresh today as it was when first conceived.

  • HOK Heathrow plan

    Comment | Is now the time to be bold or realistic?Subscription

    Comment15 July, 2016

    So we have our new prime minister. One thing’s for sure, the news comes as a big tick for women’s equality. What is less certain is how it affects infrastructure and our industry’s workload.

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    HS2 shifts Sheffield station to city centreSubscription

    News Insight7 July, 2016

    High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd has proposed ditching plans to send its services to a parkway station on the outskirts of Sheffield in favour of using the existing central station.

  • Building Information Modelling

    BIM pioneer awarded engineering medalSubscription

    News22 June, 2016

    Civil engineer and computer scientist Jonathan Ingram is to be awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal for his work developing the system that heralded Building Information Modelling (BIM).

  • Midland Metro

    Green light for Midland Metro extensionSubscription

    News21 June, 2016

    Plans for an £18M extension of the Midland Metro in Wolverhampton were given the go-ahead today.

  • Gotthard Tunnel

    Comment | Underground construction just keeps on getting betterSubscription

    Comment17 June, 2016

    Society is increasingly demanding underground space to meet its needs and the civil engineering profession is increasingly responding to that need.

  • Gotthard Tunnel

    Going Underground | Longer, DeeperSubscription

    Feature9 June, 2016

    Society is increasingly demanding underground space to meet its needs.

  • New M5, Sydney

    Jacobs/Aurecon wins Australia M5 design jobSubscription

    News18 May, 2016

    Consulting giants Jacobs and Aurecon are to carry out engineering design for the New M5 Project in Sydney, Australia.

  • V&A Elytra Filament Pavilion

    Robot-built pavilion launches V&A engineering seasonVideoSubscription

    News Insight18 May, 2016

    The Victoria and Albert Museum today unveiled a robot-built fibrous pavilion to mark the launch of its new season of engineering. 

  • Norway submerged floating bridge

    Floating Solutions | Norway's extraordinary bridges planSubscription

    Feature15 April, 2016

    Extraordinary bridge engineering of the likes never seen before is verging on becoming a reality in the Nordic fjords, with the world’s first submerged floating bridge one of three radical solutions being worked on right now by Norwegian engineers.

  • Amar Hanspal

    Digital culture change | Amar Hanspal interviewSubscription

    Interview1 April, 2016

    A digital revolution that’s as much about culture and behaviour as it is about the technology – that is the overarching need that emerges during New Civil Engineer’s conversation with software giant Autodesk’s senior vice president for products Amar Hanspal. 

  • Zaha Hadid by Mary McCartney

    2012 Aquatics Centre architect Zaha Hadid diesSubscription

    News31 March, 2016

    World-renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, known for iconic structures including the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, has died at the age of 65.

  • Fehmarnbelt

    High speed team names design partnerSubscription

    News31 March, 2016

    Consultants WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and Ramboll have joined the LFM joint venture comprising contractors Laing O’Rourke, FCC Construction and Murphy, as joint design partner.

  • flyover, Kolkata

    Under construction flyover collapses in KolkataSubscription

    News31 March, 2016

    A flyover under construction has collapsed in the Indian city Kolkata, causing fatalities and leaving many more trapped by debris.

  • Business

    Laing appoints infrastructure bossSubscription

    News31 March, 2016

    Contractor Laing O’Rourke has appointed Kier’s John Wilkinson as its new UK Infrastructure managing director. 

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