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Mark's blog

I am deputy editor of NCE. I am a qualified civil engineer with more than 15 years construction industry experience. Since joining NCE in 2000, I have been the first construction journalist into Iraq following the second Gulf War (and won IBP News Reporter of the Year as a result), was on the scene in tsunami-struck Sri Lanka, reported on a fatal bridge collapse in Portugal, covered a tunnel blaze in Baltimore, and exposed fundamental design failings in the Windsor’s Jubilee River. ...

All posts from: August 2011

Look to contractors for good business sense – and jobs

Posted by Mark HansfordFri, 26 Aug 2011

NCE’s annual Contractors File, published alongside NCE this week, confirms it has been another tough, tough year for civil engineering contractors. Yet in stark contrast to the consultancy sector, engineers’ jobs appear not to have gone up in flames; extraordinarily, it’s the reverse.