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Proposed changes to the planning regime are evolutionary not revolutionary


The government has launched a consultation about implementing the "Action Plan", which it issued in February, to make improvements to the nationally significant infrastructure planning regime.

There are two preliminary points of praise. First, the officials and ministers who have been working hard have clearly sought to prepare a plan which gives increased…

UK underwrites £373M upgrades to Zanzibar’s road network and airport


The UK government has enabled a financing package of €422M (£373M) for infrastructure projects across Zanzibar, Tanzania that will be driven by UK exporters.

The financing was underwritten by UK Export Finance (UKEF), the government’s export credit agency. The package will enable a historic upgrade of Pemba Airport – the smaller…

TechFest Awards deadline extended to 21 July

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The deadline for the TechFest Awards has been extended to Friday 21 July, giving potential entrants just under two weeks extra to submit their entries.

Celebrating innovation in civil engineering and construction, the awards will be held in the evening after TechFest's daytime conference on 23 November at Hilton London Bankside,…

Female industry specialists invited to join NCE’s New Voices list

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Putting female role models in the spotlight is a key part of today’s International Women in Engineering Day, which is now an annual event, and NCE is relaunching an initiative to ensure  women remain in that spotlight throughout the year.

NCE is inviting women engineers to put themselves forward to join…