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Last year was a boom year for civil engineering consultants, with combined fee incomes topping £10bn for the first time in history.
Consultants File 2009: Market reportSubscription
With a recession looming, caution prevails. Firms with low borrowings and who stick to what they know are best positioned to weather the storm as others struggle.
This year’s Consultants File is a hard one to interpret. The raft of chief executives interviewed by NCE to compile the market report feel that in the light of a banking crisis and a recession, 2009 is going to be a tough year.
Green infrastructure exploredSubscription
Engineers are pretty clued up on green buildings now. We understand the concept of green energy. But are we up to speed on the subject of green infrastructure?
Rab Brown joins Capita Crossrail teamSubscription
Tunnelling and major projects guru Rab Brown has quit his role at CH2M Hill to join Capita Symonds’ bid to win Crossrail’s delivery partner contract.
Atkins in the spotlightSubscription
Atkins chief executive Keith Clarke explains to NCE why his business has become an official 2012 provider.
ICE examines disaster risks Subscription
ICE this week urged members to contribute evidence to an inquiry into the resilience of UK infrastructure. The Defending Critical Infrastructure Inquiry is part of the approach to the new-look State of the Nation report to be published in June.
In the spotlightSubscription
Atkins’ decision to join the likes of BT, BP, Cadbury and Deloitte as a London 2012 official sponsor is a huge step forward for such a shy and, let’s face it, traditionally tight industry when it comes to marketing.Chief executive Keith Clarke explains why his business has made the move.
Cost cutting measures to shake up the industry Subscription
Construction Industry Council chairman Keith Clarke has warned 2009 will see a massive shake up in construction and civil engineering as consultants begin to take drastic action to cut costs.
Construction Inudstry Council chairman Keith Clarke has warned 2009 will see a massive shake up in construction and civil engineering as consultants begin to take drastic action to cut costs.