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Join in NCE's annual infrastructure market survey

How are you feeling about the outlook for the civil engineering industry in 2012? Help NCE predict what lies ahead by completing our new Market Snapshot survey.

The UK market remains tough following last year’s Comprehensive Spending Review, but there are many opportunities abroad.

NCE wants to gauge the confidence of the industry and offer insight into what to expect in the next 12 months. It is the second year NCE is doing the survey.

Last year found the market in a gloomy mood with 54% of firms reporting lower margins than a year previously and 41% saying staff levels were also down.

Firms surveyed were also sceptical about future projects with just 44% expecting that the new nuclear programme would remain on schedule, 30% expecting Round 3 wind projects to remain on track and 16% expecting High Speed 2 to begin construction by 2015.

To find out, NCE is surveying the 390 civil engineering firms listed in this year’s NCE Consultants File and NCE Contractors File.

The survey can only be completed online, and the link to it has been emailed to the individuals holding the login details for their firm’s Consultants File and Contractors File online entry forms.

If you are unsure who usually completes your entries, or think this person may have left the business, please contact Mark Hansford on 020 7728 4543 or email

Deadline for responses is 30 November. Results will be published in our special Infrastructure in 2012 supplement on 15 December.

If your firm would like to contribute to the report by offering your insight on key sectors such as highways, renewable energy or new nuclear, please contact Sam Battes on 020 7728 4521 or email

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