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.

Active and Healthy Lives Report Launch
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“Supporting Healthy and Active Lives and the role of infrastructure” On Tuesday 26th November 2019 CECA Wales launched it’s joint report on “Active and Healthy Lives : the role of infrastructure” at the Pierhead, Cardiff. The event was sponsored by Jenny Rathbone AM and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters, gave us

We must unlock Wales’ infrastructure potential
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As we await the imminent publication of the first annual report of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales, we as a sector have come together, as the Welsh Infrastructure Alliance (WIA), to take stock of the current state of the infrastructure sector in Wales and what the Commission has done for us so far. The

CECA Wales response to Welsh Government capital investment announcement
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4th November 2019 *Cymraeg isod The Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales welcomes today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of a further £130m funding for capital investment this year along with the publication of an updated Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) project pipeline. However, we would call on the Welsh Government to go

Pessimistic view of prospects across the Welsh civils sector
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Civil engineering workload decreasing, future orders decreasing, employment decreasing! But costs are increasing! Press Release 4th November 2019 A report (https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CECA-Great-Britain-2019-Q3.pdf) from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) shows that, for a 3rd consecutive quarter, workload is decreasing for 44% of civil engineering contractors in Wales. This is the lowest balance since the start of

Tomorrow’s World, Tomorrow’s Infrastructure
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The construction sector stands on the edge of a fundamental shift in the way that future infrastructure is delivered. And yet, as with many other sectors of industry, it also faces negative pressures. As an organisation representing Wales’ largest and smallest civil engineering contractors we sense a strong appetite for change but companies struggle to

“De-mystifying” the rail sector in Wales!
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Last month we held our second rail conference, this time in south Wales following our first conference in north Wales in January. As it says on the box, this half day event was all about “de-mystifying” the rail sector for our members. But, it was also about highlighting the work opportunities that are available and

CECA Wales Leadership Challenge 2019 : leaders of the future?
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Strong leadership is critical to any organisation. None more so than in the infrastructure sector. And judging by feedback from our latest CECA Wales Leadership Challenge we have these qualities in abundance among the younger members of our civil engineering contracting companies. Last Thursday and Friday many of our younger CECA Wales members came together

CECA Wales Annual Review 2018-19
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I’m pleased to be launching our CECA Wales Annual Review for 2018-19. https://www.ceca.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CECA_AR_2019_05-Final.pdf From my perspective as Director of CECA Wales, it’s easy to look back over the last 12 months and reflect on another year of delay and disappointment. Infrastructure projects stalling or, in some cases, being cancelled completely. This needs to change if

The CECA Wales Annual Awards 2019
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Last Friday night we hosted the CECA Wales Annual Dinner and Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff. At our AGM that afternoon our new Chairman, Mike McAndrew of Tarmac, was elected along with our new Vice Chair, Mark Bowen of Andrew Scott. Both Mike and Mark are passionate advocates of the civil engineering industry and

CECA Wales Awards 2019 : The Shortlist
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This year’s CECA Wales Annual Awards are the most competitive yet with more candidates entering and a new category for the Most Promising Quantity Surveyor. Here are the shortlists : MOST PROMISING APPRENTICE Ellis Cole-Jones       Dawnus Sion Hughes            Jones Bros Nibin Lukose           Alun Griffiths