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.

CECA Wales Annual Golf Day 2018
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Last Tuesday, 2nd October, we hosted our Annual Golf Day for members and guests at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. We had 8 teams of 4 taking part : Costain (x2), Encon, Andrew Scott, Taziker, Knights Brown, Centregreat and Walters UK. And what a great day – if slightly blustery! But that’s what Links courses are

Inquiry into the status of the Welsh Baccalaureate
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National Assembly for Wales : Children, Young People and Education Committee Ymateb gan Gymdeithas Contractwyr Peirianneg Sifil Cymru Evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales This text represents the evidence provided by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales to the National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee on their Inquiry

Infrastructure, politics and the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon – a sorry saga!
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As the UK Government refuses to back the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and the fallout and recriminations continue, Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, questions the way we currently test the viability of infrastructure investments across the UK and whether or not Wales, through its Wellbeing of Future Generations

Inquiry into the State of Roads in Wales
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Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, National Assembly for Wales Evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales Summary of Responses The state of roads in Wales has been a constant source of frustration for our sector and, therefore, we welcome this Inquiry. We also hope that it represents an opportunity to address the chronic

Building prosperity for all – the importance of long-term planning
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As the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, launched his mid-term review of the Welsh Government’s Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP), Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, stresses the importance of long term planning in the infrastructure sector and the social as well as economic and environmental benefits that

Meeting the challenges of automation, employability and diversity
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As we all, slowly, face up to the challenges of automation, Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, examines the potential impacts of automation in the infrastructure sector, and how both public and private sectors need to work together to address the challenges for the workforce. Increased automation is impacting, and

The year that was 2017
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Ed Evans from the Civil Engineers Contractors Association in Wales looks back at 2017 and a year of delay and disappointment for those involved in the infrastructure sector in Wales but stresses that this must change if Wales is to benefit from the opportunities that new and improved infrastructure brings. But only if governments start

A year of delay and disappointment – a review of 2017
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Ed Evans from the Civil Engineers Contractors Association in Wales looks back at 2017 and a year of delay and disappointment for those involved in the infrastructure sector in Wales but stresses that this must change if Wales is to benefit from the opportunities that new and improved infrastructure brings. But only if governments start

Whatever happened to NICW?
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Some time ago the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, launched a Welsh Government consultation on the shape and purpose of a new National Infrastructure Commission for Wales. Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales Cymru, examines why, despite the lack of progress since that time, the need for a

Full steam ahead?
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Significant challenges remain, but Ed Evans from the Civil Engineers Contractors Association in Wales is confident that the new franchise for the Wales and Borders Rail franchise offers considerable opportunities for the construction sector in Wales and the broader economy and wellbeing of communities This fifth Assembly is the one where our politicians have really