Here you can read about CECA’s latest activities, press notices, blogs, comment & more.

CECA Inspiring Change Conference & Awards
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You can now watch all sessions from CECA’s 2018 Inspiring Change Awards online:  Above: CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner introduces keynote speaker, the Shadow Business Minister Chi Onwurah MP, at the opening session of Inspiring Change 2018. Ms Onwurah is followed by Keith Waller of the Infrastructure & Projects Authority at HM Treasury. 

Joint Rail Data Action Plan
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Train companies are to publish more real-time information to enable greater collaboration between the rail sector and tech companies, it has been announced. The Department for Transport and the Rail Delivery Group have published The Joint Rail Data Action Plan, which outlines how Government and the rail industry, including the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), the

Advanced Nuclear Technologies
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The advanced nuclear sector has the potential to play and important part in the UK’s industrial strategy, the Government has said, building on Britain’s existing economic strengths and competitive advantages in the nuclear sector whilst shaping new advanced nuclear markets and contributing to the Clean Growth Grand Challenge. BEIS minister Richard Harrington MP, in a

Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure
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On Tuesday (31 July) the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee published a report on the Draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure. The draft National Policy Statement (‘NPS’) was laid before Parliament on 25 January 2018 and set out the Government’s proposed framework for future development consent orders for a

CECA: Urgent Action Needed On Scottish Infrastructure
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Civils contractors today called for urgent action to be taken to address a plunge in infrastructure workloads in Scotland. Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) quarterly workload trends survey for 2018 Q2 found that in Great Britain as a whole, workloads had improved and prospects remain positive.However in Scotland, workloads declined for a

Off-Site Manufacture
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The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published Off-site manufacture for construction: Building for change which states that the construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure. The Committee argues that given that the UK already lags behind other countries in

Transport Infrastructure Skills
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The Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) has published Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy: Two years on, which shows how investment is helping to create apprenticeships and fill future skills gaps. STAT is a voluntary, cross-sector industry body that has been given the responsibility for meeting targets for apprenticeships, sector diversity and promoting transport as a career.

CECA South West Schools Engagement – Westfield Primary School
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Graduate Engineer, Dewi Liiv of Griffiths and Paul Santer inspired Year 4 and Year 6 classes at Westfield Primary School near Radstock on 13 July by running a bridge building competition at the school’s ‘Fantastic Futures’ event.

Consultation Launched On Changes To Planned £1.6bn A303 Stonehenge Upgrade
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Highways England have announced a further consultation on planned changes to the design detail of the planned £1.6bn A303 Stonehenge Upgrade. The scheme will improve journeys on the busy route, creating a much-needed bypass for Winterbourne Stoke, while preserving the Outstanding Universal Value of the 6,500 acre World Heritage Site. As part of its £15

Highways England Unveil Roadworks Plan
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Highways England has unveiled plans that will allow drivers to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks, depending on what day of the week they are travelling. During roadworks narrow lanes are installed to provide a safe working environment for the workforce, which means that as many lanes as possible can remain open to traffic.