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How metaverse digital environments can help construction projects


With hype around the metaverse becoming a reality, what does it mean for civil engineering firms, the construction industry and infrastructure projects?

As metaverse digital environments start to take shape, all sorts of industries are striving to get ahead of the curve. Bloomberg predicts global metaverse revenue of $800M (£650M) by…

Just one week left to enter TechFest Awards

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Engineering firms and pioneering individuals within the built environment have just one week left to enter NCE’s TechFest Awards.

With the deadline fast approaching, would-be award winners have until Friday 5 August to put their innovations forward for a gong. (Click here, to enter.) TechFest is a full-day conference followed by…

NCE teams up with CN to support women in construction and engineering


NCE is teaming up with its sister publication Construction News to champion the role of women in construction and engineering.

The two publications are marking International Women’s Day today with the announcement of their collaboration, called Inspiring Women in Construction and Engineering. The joint initiative builds on previously initiatives carried out…

Book on sustainable engineering launched


Publication marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and celebrates engineers’ efforts to build sustainably.

The ICE has published a new book highlighting the shared commitment of the Institution and the United Nations (UN) to shape a better future and address sustainability issues. UN75: Sustainable Engineering In Action was due…

Yorkshire View | Reprioritising infrastructure


Covid-19 has changed how, where and when people are travelling. Public transport is out; cycling, scooting and walking are in. But post-lockdown, the car is still king. Only the bravest cyclists are prepared to take on Britain’s rush-hour traffic; for everyone else cycling does not feel like a safe option. …

Outgoing president’s view | Shaping up for the future


It seems we are living in a different world to the one I spoke in at the start of my presidential year last November. While many things have changed in our daily lives, there are many critical underpinning parts of our social fabric and demands on infrastructure that remain equally…