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Green Agenda

A highlight of Civils 2007 will be the high level Environment conference that will be taking place as part of the event's Civil Engineering Forum.

The Civil Engineering Forum 2007 is a high level conference that will be running throughout the three days of Civils 2007.

It will give visitors a rare opportunity to witness some of the leading industry players debating the hot engineering topics of the day.

The purpose-built conference theatre will be divided into two to give delegates a choice of exactly which sessions to attend.

In one half, conference sessions will focus on environmental issues for all of the three days. The other half will host speakers on regeneration and transport.

The environment sessions will kick off on Tuesday 20 November, with the focus firmly on the environment and energy.

The speakers will include Mike Farley, director of technology policy liaison at Doosan Babcock Energy, who will address the thorny topic of future coal and gas generation.

This will be followed by a discussion on the impact that changes in energy mix will have on civil engineering.

The second session of the day will look at developments in the renewable energy agenda. The speakers will include Philip Wolfe, chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association.

In the afternoon, the conference will debate the contentious issue of the future of nuclear energy.

Sue Innes, sustainability director at Constructing Excellence, will explain exactly what climate change adaptation in the built environment means to the industry, as part of a session devoted to sustainable engineering and the zero carbon agenda.

Day three of the forum will focus on the environment and on climate change, with the morning session concentrating in particular on climate change and related coastal development. For more information on attending the Forum, visit

Emerging Engineering Design Awards

One of the highlights of last year's Civils event was the celebration of young talent at the Emerging Engineering Design Awards, presented at the Civils Networking dinner. The competition organised by NCE and Buro Happold is open to anyone under 40 working in civil engineering design. This year's winner will receive the Happold Trophy and a cheque for £5,000.

The awards will be presented at the Civils 2007 Networking Dinner, to be held on Tuesday 20 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London.

The dinner is a great opportunity for informal networking in a great setting. Please note that the date of this event has changed from 21 to 20 November.

Who's there

Civils 2007 brings together all sections of the industry, and they are all represented in the list of companies that have signed up to exhibit at the show. From clients like Crossrail to consultants – Buro Happold, MWH Global and Mouchel Parkman plus contractors and suppliers.

For the full exhibitor list, and company profiles, visit

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