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Ruby Kitching

Stories

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    Smart Infrastructure | High Speed 2Subscription

    14 July, 2017

    ”It is about embracing digital technology so we can capture data and make intelligent responses.”

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    NCE best practice round table: Supply chain engagementSubscription

    18 November, 2014

    Why are some construction industry players still failing to engage fairly and effectively with their supply chain? NCE went in search of an answer by bringing together leading designers, contractors and specialists for a special round table debate. In association with Mabey Hire

  • Past winners: Claire Gott and Jamie Radford found scooping the awards have opened doors

    NCE Graduate of the Year: Building on winsSubscription

    3 September, 2014

    NCE’s Graduate Awards celebrate individuals whose flair for civil engineering goes beyond the nine-to-five, and past winners have used the prize as a springboard for their careers, as Ruby Kitching finds out.

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    NCE Graduates Awards: A winner’s taleSubscription

    5 August, 2014

    The 2014 NCE Graduate Awards are now open for entries to the brightest all-round civil engineers. Last year’s winner Joe Smith tells Ruby Kitching how the accolade has opened up a wealth of opportunities.

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    NCE Graduate awards: Reach for the topSubscription

    23 July, 2014

    Entries are now being accepted for this year’s NCE Graduate Awards. The winner receives £1,500, plus the opportunity to work alongside the ICE President and meet the construction minister.

  • Equality

    Business: How to square equalitySubscription

    17 July, 2014

    Creating a more gender balanced workforce is a business imperative for consultant Hyder, championed by its UK managing director and the firm’s new women’s development programme.

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    Women in engineering: Leading the chargeSubscription

    1 July, 2014

    Companies throughout the construction industry are working out how best to attract, retain and develop female engineers. Ruby Kitching speaks to a leading client, consultant and contractor to understand their strategies.

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    Profession: Why aren't we all feminists? Subscription

    18 June, 2014

    If the dictionary definition of feminism is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes”, then shouldn’t we all be feminists? Ruby Kitching explores feminism’s role in the construction industry.

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    Profession: London maps out new way to workSubscription

    3 June, 2014

    NCE has embarked on a campaign to shake up complacent industry attitudes towards gender equality. To start, we talk to Transport for London, which is leading the way with its ambition to have a workforce that reflects the truly diverse population of London. Ruby Kitching reports.

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    Round table: Tackling the gender biasSubscription

    29 April, 2014Comments (1)

    Amid an engineering skills shortage, why does the UK employ the lowest percentage in Europe of female professionals in science, engineering and technology? An NCE round table debate attended by senior industry representatives discussed the issues. Ruby Kitching reports.