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  • Digtial tools and communications can help improve mentoring opportunities

    Reflecting on women in engineering - A digital world

    • Author: Eleanor Earl
    • Date: 28 June, 2017

    As the digital transformation takes hold, we have an exciting opportunity to shape how it impacts the workplace for everyone.

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  • NEC4 Alliance Contract

    New NEC4 Alliance Contract

    • Author: Matthew Garratt and Ian Heaphy
    • Date: 26 June, 2017

    The construction industry is continually being challenged to deliver improvements in the outcome of projects and programmes of work. Collaboration and better integration of teams are seen as ways to achieve this.

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  • Engineering development: understanding the needs of the community you are designing for

    Why i side-stepped the dance for an engineering career

    • Author: Brittany Harris
    • Date: 23 June, 2017

    To mark this year’s International Women In Engineering Day, graduate engineer Brittany Harris talks about the particular challenges of being a woman in international development.

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  • Explore 'the cities below our cities'

    Book of the month - july 2017

    • Author: Annette Ruehlmann
    • Date: 22 June, 2017

    A review of “Global undergrounds – exploring cities within” book by Paul Dobraszczyk, Carlos Lopez Galviz and Bradley L. Garrett. London: Reaktion Books, 2016

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  • Urban sprawl in Athens, Greece.

    Making cities sustainable under climate change

    • Author: Judith Sykes
    • Date: 20 June, 2017

    Climate change brings both increased and new risks to cities, and the first step in adapting to climate change is for built environment professionals to understand what these likely risks are.

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  • NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract

    New NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract

    • Author: Ross Hayes, Richard Patterson and Barry Trebes
    • Date: 19 June, 2017

    NEC4 brings a new addition to the NEC family of contracts: NEC4 Design, Build and Operate Contract (DBO). It…

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  • NEC4: legal and insurance aspects

    NEC4: legal and insurance aspects

    • Author: Peter Higgins and John Hughes-D'Aeth
    • Date: 12 June, 2017

    Since it was first published in 1992, the NEC suite has promoted collaborative management processes over legal verbiage.

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    Seizing the opportunities of digitalisation

    • Author: Manuel Gerres
    • Date: 08 June, 2017

    Digitalisation has long been making inroads into all business segments at Deutsche Bahn (DB). The DB Group is tackling a range of cutting-edge fields, including digital customer platforms, Work 4.0 and automatic train operation. Manuel…

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  • Engineers solve society’s problems. Simple.

    The truth about what engineers really do for a living

    • Author: Zakiyya Adam
    • Date: 07 June, 2017

    Introducing yourself as an engineer usually leads to a change in the conversation, a blank look or a suggestion that you could fix their boiler problem. So just what does an engineer do?

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  • NEC4 user guides.

    NEC4 user guides

    • Author: Tim Knee- Robinson
    • Date: 05 June, 2017

    The existing NEC guidance documents – in the form of guidance notes, flow charts and ‘How to’ guides – have been developed and added to over many years. This has led to guidance on a specific topic sometimes…

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