For five years NCE's website www. nceplus. co. uk has been providing subscribers with a wealth of information on the state of civil engineering at home and abroad. Now, from next week, this service will be free to anyone who wants to use it, and there are plenty of reasons why you should.
The latest information on all of the UK's civil engineering sectors will be exclusively available on the web through unique sector briefings written by NCE's award-winning team of journalists (see knowledge bank). Each reporter covers a particular area of interest and for the first time the website will tell you all about them, making it easier for you to contact the person that will be most useful.
As an nceplus user you will also be entitled to receive NCE's new weekly online newsletter that will contain the week's top stories and highlight any events or conferences that should be in your diary.
Alongside the new content sits a wealth of existing additional features such as the Editor's Choice pages highlighting NCE editor Antony Oliver's recommended stories, a searchable archive of all NCE's stories since 1998, and information on upcoming conferences, events and competitions. There are also company directories and product and service directories. To get started just visit www. nceplus.co. uk and register as a user.
Archive Every story that has appeared in NCE since 1998 is stored in the website's electronic archive and they are all accessible to anyone who visits NCEplus. By selecting a keyword relating to the topic you are interested in, the archive will produce a hit list of related news and features with the latest stories appearing first. Alternatively just type in the issue date and get a list of articles from that particular edition of NCE The team Who puts NCE together?
Who should you contact if there is a story that needs looking into or a project that we need to know about?
From next week NCE editorial, sales, advertising and production teams will all be identified on the website, helping you to single out the best person to contact.
Knowledge bank NCE's knowledge bank brings you the latest industry information on a sector by sector basis. Major projects are also singled out. Every month NCE's journalists will be producing a synopsis of the latest developments in the industry under each of their special interest areas. Hear about the latest moves on the London Underground from Ruby Kitching, developments in structures from technical editor Dave Parker and disaster coverage from news editor Andy Bolton. There are also updates on rail, roads, energy, the environment, waste, water and flooding.
Jobs Use the new simplified search facility to view jobs advertised in NCE and held in the Careers in Construction website, along with thousands more from other Emap publications including Construction News, H&V News, Middle East Economic Digest and QS week.
Tell us what you think NCE plans to continue expanding nceplus to ensure that it is the place to go to answer all of your civil engineering questions. To do this we need your input. What would make nceplus more useful to you- Email NCE's web editor Bernadette Redfern on bernadette. redfern@emap. com with your comments.
Nceplus is now free. . .
. . . just tell us who you are by registering Conferences and events NCE's conference team leads the way in putting together cutting edge conferences and events that keep the industry up to speed. Next year NCE and its sister publications Construction News, the Architect's Journal, QS Week and Ground Engineering will produce 75 conferences covering everything from health and safety through site remediation to Eurocodes.
NCEplus will flag up the latest event on the home page and tell you about it in the weekly newsletter.
Competitions NCE runs and sponsors a range of competitions from CleverClogs and Engineering Image to the new Emerging Engineering Design Awards.
Find out how to enter and who the latest winners are on the nceplus competition pages.