If you want to hear the latest news stories related to the infrastructure sector, view the Director’s latest blog or press releases, contribute to the latest sector related consultation or read CECA Wales’ latest article on what’s impacting the sector then this is the place to come.

Supporting the new Welsh Built Environment qualifications : the role of the Civil Engineer
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Qualifications Wales, following a review of  the  “built environment” sector in Wales, commissioned the development of new qualifications at GCSE and A-level (as well as a new Foundation Apprenticeship) specifically for the construction sector in Wales. CECA Wales were involved throughout the process of consultation and development and see the introduction of these qualifications as

Infrastructure and Politics : catching the mood!
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The Senedd elections took place in May 2021 and we saw Welsh Labour gain half the seats in the Senedd which is a remarkable achievement given that the proportional representation system is designed to prevent over-domination by one party and more fairly represent the views of the whole electorate. Since the elections Ministerial positions and

Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales response to the Welsh Government Road Review announcement
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Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales response to the Welsh Government Road Review announcement (22nd June 2021) The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales: Welcome the opportunity for clarity on future decision-making when it comes to the construction of roads in Wales; Are working constructively as a sector to address the need to decarbonise infrastructure;

Decarbonising Our Infrastructure
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Our joint Annual Conference 2021, hosted jointly by CECA Wales and our partners at ACE (Association for Consultancy and Engineering) in Wales and the County Surveyors Society (CSS) Cymru, took place “virtually” over 2 consecutive mornings starting on the 11th May and concluding on the 12th May 2021. The latter group represents Wales’ highway authorities

The CECA Wales response to Covid19
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We had high expectations for 2020 didn’t we? But last year was challenging to say the least. Our world was turned upside down by the Coronavirus pandemic and, as businesses, we had to respond really quickly. And that’s what we did. I’m really proud of the way our industry continued to deliver through this period.

CECA Wales Awards 2020
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People are the lifeblood of our civil engineering industry and our young people are the future. Every year we celebrate the “brightest and the best” young people across our sector at our Annual Dinner and Awards. But 2020 was a year like no other and, unfortunately, we weren’t able to hold our Awards in person.

The CECA Wales “Key Asks” ahead of The Senedd elections in 2021
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A new manifesto for civil engineering contractors in Wales As we approach the end of 2020 (can’t come soon enough for most people I guess!) and we look towards 2021 it’s time to review the year and what we will be focusing on for the year to come. Our strategy for the last few years

Leading the recovery in Wales – a mix of old and new!
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There is nothing normal about these times, whether that be the new normal or the old normal. But many working in the civil engineering sector are looking for a mix of the old and the new. In the second part of a two part article, Ed Evans of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) points

An industry well placed to build Wales’ recovery
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There is nothing normal about these times, whether that be the new normal or the old normal. But many working in the civil engineering sector are looking for a mix of the old and the new. In the first part of a two part article, Ed Evans of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) points

A new future for our railway? What the Williams Review means for Wales  
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Since British Rail was privatised in the 1990s, successive UK Governments of all parties have said that the model’s performance has not met its expectations of a modern network. Mounting criticism amongst lawmakers both in Westminster and Cardiff Bay has been accompanied by a two-decade increase in passengers, to record levels, before the Covid-19 pandemic.