Mark Hansford's stories
New Civil Engineer has been sceptical of calls for bodies such as the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to be given statutory footings in the past; politics is politics and engineers must learn to work with it has been the view.
New Civil Engineer has teamed up with Causway Technologies to offer an inside track on how new technology is helping SMEs and startups be more competitive in our industry.
Engineers must broaden skills to surviveSubscription
The civil engineers of the future will have to widen their range of expertise beyond traditional engineering skills, according to research carried out by New Civil Engineer and Bentley Systems
ICE President interview | Andrew WyllieSubscription
Incoming ICE President Andrew Wyllie is focused on the changing demands placed on the civil engineering profession
Engineers express concerns over anchor designSubscription
Almost a third of engineers who regularly design steel to concrete connections struggle because there is no software to design the different elements of a steel to concrete connection as a whole.
Engineers need more empathy says tech leaderSubscription
Civil engineers need to develop empathy as a core skill if they are to survive in a world where technology and machines can do everything that a traditional civil engineer would do.
High Speed 2: Time for a pause?Subscription
The party conference season can be a mixed bag for those promoting and lobbying for government investment or backing for infrastructure.
TechFest | Innovation in ActionSubscription
The work of Britain’s most innovative teams and civil engineering companies has been recognised with coveted TechFest Awards at New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation & Technology.
Circular Economy | Dutch Plastic RoadSubscription
A modular road made from recycled plastic is being trialled in the Netherlands.
Former transport minister John Hayes has issued a lambasting critique of civil engineering companies and their inability to design “beautiful” infrastructure.
Survey | Designing steel to concrete connectionsSubscription
How confident do you feel designing steel to concrete connections? Share your views through New Civil Engineer’s confidential survey.
Regional transport authorities have been confidentially told by government to start preparing mothballed road projects for delivery ahead of a £1bn funding bonanza this Autumn.
Balfour Beatty is teaming up with industry best practice body Constructing Excellence to create an initiative to get more women in construction to director level and beyond.
Setbacks should not prevent us from innovatingSubscription
This is an industry on the cusp of a technological revolution.
Crossrail has confirmed that Elizabeth Line services between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south east of the capital will not open until autumn 2019.
Low temperature anaerobic digestionSubscription
An Irish start-up using a pioneering system of low-temperature anaerobic digestion is set to start transforming the way wastewater is treated.
Eighteen years after the London East West Study was first published, Crossrail is nearing completion.
Five game-changers picked to present at TechFestSubscription
Five outstanding young companies with potentially game-changing ideas for the civil engineering sector have been picked to headline New Civil Engineer’s Festival of Innovation and Technology, taking place in London next week.
Two JVs are in the running for the lucrative London stations contracts on High Speed 2, it is understood.
Survey | Is your job threatened by technology?Subscription
Do you personally feel your job is at threat from the widespread adoption of technology?