The countdown to New Civil Engineer's exhibition for the industry is nearly over.
Civils 98 and our associated Pipelines 98 exhibition open at 10am next Tuesday morning at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.
This week in our final preview we bring together every aspect of the exhibitions and their related events in a single package - a package that far exceeds our greatest expectations for Civils 98 when it was launched early last year.
What the exhibitions now offer visitors is an unrivalled chance to explore the latest technology, ideas and opportunities in civil engineering. Busy people should find that time spent at Civils and Pipelines is stimulating and offers unprecedented value, enabling visitors to pack weeks of intelligence gathering into just a few hours.
Pre-registered visitors will have already received their entry tickets. If you have not registered, don't worry. To be part of the event all you need to do is turn up at the door, and collect a free ticket. This preview copy of NCE will help you plan the best use of your time at the exhibition.
Free exhibition guides will also be available at the door. This will include the special daily NCE magazine which is being produced by our editorial team at Civils 98.
The daily will include up to the minute news of events at the exhibition highlighting, for instance, which of the free seminars still have seats available for visitors walking up without a prebooked ticket.
Next week's event is the culmination of more than 18 months work by your magazine to create the largest forum in the UK for civil engineering.
Miss this opportunity and you will have to wait two years for the sequel, Civils 2000.
See you at the NEC