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Analysis | 'Quota' is not a dirty wordSubscription
Despite decades spent talking about equality between men and women in the industry parity in numbers at senior levels remains a distant prospect. It is time to accept that quota is not a dirty word.
Video | Network Rail's workshop on wheelsVideoSubscription
Network Rail has released a video displaying its £6.5M investment in a workshop on wheels to repair tracks.
London's North-South Cycle Superhighway approvedSubscription
The North-South Cycle Superhighway has been approved for construction in spring 2017.
Works starts on Monaco offshore extensionVideoSubscription
Bouygues has started work on an offshore extension that will provide 6ha of extra space for the microstate.
Atkins' Dubai Opera opens Subscription
The 2,000 seat Dubai Opera has opened in Downtown Dubai with an opening performance from tenor Placido Domingo.
West Midlands rail expands passenger capacitySubscription
Extra capacity for 20,000 additional passengers will be added on the London-Birmingham rail route with a new operator to take over the franchise in October 2017.
Laing O’Rourke wins Brisbane airport expansionSubscription
Laing O’Rourke has been selected to serve as managing contractor on two new gates for Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.
Refugee crisis | What role for civil engineers?Subscription
There are 4.8M refugees from Syria scattered across Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. They are living among relatives, friends, in informal settlements, rented accommodation and refugee camps.
Super tall, super smart | Higher fireSubscription
Blazes in high rise buildings such as the Sulafa Tower and The Torch complex in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have drawn attention to fire risk in tall buildings. New Civil Engineer takes a look at high altitude fire.
M20 lorry accident sparks guidance concernsSubscription
A lorry strike on an M20 pedestrian bridge over the Bank Holiday weekend has raised concerns around network management.