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  • Silvertown tunnel

    Silvertown Tunnel frontrunner falls at first hurdleSubscription

    Inside Track14 March, 2017

    The frontrunner to build the £1bn Silvertown Tunnel in East London failed to even make the shortlist, New Civil Engineer can reveal.

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    Aid | Are we making a sustainable difference?Subscription

    Comment6 March, 2017

    Engineering a better world. It’s what civil engineers spend their careers doing, isn’t it? Directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man and all that. That terminology may now be a bit old hat (Royal Charters are hard things to change) but the broader sentiment is still right.

  • Digital railway

    Rail boss wants private cash for digital upgradeSubscription

    Inside Track1 March, 2017

    Network Rail chief executive has called on the private sector to “step up” and start working on how it could finance the digital railway programme.

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    British Construction Industry Awards | Enter nowSubscription

    Inside Track28 February, 2017

    Project teams seeking recognition for their design and delivery excellence are urged to act fast with the 17 March entry deadline for the British Construction Industry Awards looming.

  • Old Oak

    Old Oak Common design aspirations to be revealedSubscription

    News21 February, 2017

    The need for world class design on Old Oak Common’s centrepiece rail hub in west London is to be outlined by the head of its development corporation at an exclusive NCE100 event next month.

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    Big names to speak at UK TransportSubscription

    News16 February, 2017

    Bosses of the UK’s biggest clients are lining up to speak at the new UK Transport event to share their passion for  and insight into infrastructure investment.

  • Lower Thames Crossing

    Lower Thames Crossing gets new project bossSubscription

    News13 February, 2017

    Highways England has appointed Tim Jones as project director for the new £4bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnnel scheme.

  • Paul Sheffield interview

    Paul Sheffield leaves Laing O'RourkeSubscription

    News13 February, 2017

    Laing O’Rourke has revealed that Paul Sheffield is stepping down from his role as managing director of the firm’s Engineering Enterprise division.

  • Women engineers

    Change your demographics, highways firms warnedSubscription

    Inside Track10 February, 2017

    Highways engineering firms must do more to change the demographic of their work forces if they are to remain capable of delivering the infrastructure society needs, a leading client has warned.

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    Elevating Infrastructure | Making the caseSubscription

    Feature6 February, 2017

    “High quality infrastructure drives economic growth, boosts productivity and raises living standards.”