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Ben Cronin

I’m New Civil Engineer’s features editor and I write and commission content for the brand’s print magazine, website and app. I’m most interested in covering innovative and technically challenging infrastructure projects – both here in the UK, and abroad – and enjoy writing in-depth analysis pieces about the politics of infrastructure.

If you are an engineer or contractor with an interesting project, or a supplier with a new technology, please get in touch. Freelance commissions and ideas also welcome.

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020 3033 2814


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    Hall Fuels | BiodieselSubscription

    11 March, 2016Updated: 14 March, 2016

    The diesel fuel industry has come in for a large amount of criticism recently as the Volkswagen emissions scandal has brought the issue of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution firmly into the public consciousness. 

  • Lisa Tudor

    Q&A | Lawyer, accountant, negotiator

    1 March, 2016

    Lisa Tudor is a chartered quantity surveyor at Jones Bros Civil Engineering, based in North Wales. Here she describes what it takes to do her job.

  • Pickering flood defence scheme

    Keeping Pickering flood freeSubscription

    29 February, 2016

    As the canoe became the preferred mode of transport in large parts of Yorkshire during last Christmas’s floods, two areas of the North York Moors with a history of inundations were being congratulated in the media for remaining distinctly dry.

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    Video | Pickering flood scheme combines hard and soft defencesVideoSubscription

    24 February, 2016

    New Civil Engineer reports from the town of Pickering and the village of Sinnington in the North York Moors to see how they are protected by a £2M flood defence scheme.

  • M4 smart motorway scheme in operation

    Analysis | When is a motorway 'smart'?Subscription

    24 February, 2016Comments (2)

    It’s difficult for the engineering community to know what to make of the concept of the “Smart Motorway”.

  • tarmac roads debate

    Debate | A new future for highwaysSubscription

    16 February, 2016

    The Government’s £15bn roads programme sets out the first ever five-year programme to modernise, maintain and operate England’s 6,900km of strategic roads. 

  • Princess Anne, WISE opening

    Word to the WISE | Princess Anne opens diversity centreSubscription

    12 February, 2016

    The Princess Royal and industry figures recently gathered at an event marking diversity best practice.

  • Carbon emissions

    Crunching Carbon | What is PAS 2080?Subscription

    2 February, 2016

    In 2009, Anglian Water set ambitious targets and illustrated strong leadership, publicly declaring its intention to halve capital carbon by 2015 from a 2010 baseline and deliver a real terms 10% reduction in operational carbon at the same time. 

  • Inspiring change awards winners

    Inclusivity in construction leaders recognisedSubscription

    29 January, 2016

    The Inspiring Change Awards celebrate inclusivity in the construction industry. New Civil Engineer attended the inaugural event at the Houses of Parliament.

  • Siemens Round Table

    Round table | Fast tracking the digital railwaySubscription

    26 January, 2016

    The digital railway promises greater reliability, the ability to squeeze more capacity into existing infrastructure and the potential to give more accurate real-time information to passengers. But there are still obstaclesto its implementation in the UK.

All by Ben Cronin