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  • Unsung heroes of the ICESubscription

    Archive imported7 September, 2000

    THE ICE has many roles. Its key objective is in providing services to its members that 'promote the acquisition of that species of knowledge which constitutes the profession of a Civil Engineer'.

  • Council votes for single membership next yearSubscription

    Archive imported14 September, 2000

    INCORPORATED ENGINEERS qualifying after 1 January 2001 will be able to use the title MICE, after a historic vote was taken this week by the Institution of Civil Engineers' Council.

  • Fuel crisis placed industry two days from paralysisSubscription

    Archive imported21 September, 2000

    FUEL SHORTAGES caused by last week's oil refinery blockades were within 48 hours of paralysing large parts of the civil engineering sector it emerged this week.

  • M74 Glasgow link will be delivered says BoyackSubscription

    Archive imported5 October, 2000

    COMPLETION OF the M74 link in Glasgow has been made a top priority by Scottish transport minister Sarah Boyack.

  • Windows shoppingSubscription

    Archive imported26 October, 2000

    As more construction professionals get access to the internet, the industry must embrace the technology to do business better. Mark Hansford finds out how.

  • ECGD toughens project criteriaSubscription

    Archive imported2 November, 2000

    EXPORT GUARANTEE agency ECGD is toughening its stance on projects it underwrites in a bid to reduce the amount of money it has to pay out to settle unpaid loans from developing countries.

  • Government lifts gas power banSubscription

    Archive imported23 November, 2000

    TRADE SECRETARY Stephen Byers this week lifted a two year ban on gas fired power station construction and immediately approved six new schemes.

  • Engineering Council threatens to strip ICE of licence to qualifySubscription

    Archive imported14 December, 2000

    THE ENGINEERING Council has threatened to strip the ICE of its licence to professionally qualify engineers unless swift changes are made to its professional qualification process, NCE learned this week.

  • That sinking feelingSubscription

    Feature1 January, 2001

    Immersed tube tunnelling is a firmly established engineering method, yet a tunnel now under construction in the heart of Europort is giving Dutch engineers plenty of fresh challenges.

  • Blair promise to resurface A30 in doubtSubscription

    Archive imported11 January, 2001

    RESIDENTS LIVING on a noisy 8km section of the A30 between Straightway Head and Sowton in Devon fear the Government will delay the promised replacement of the concrete carriageway with quieter asphalt.

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