Three interesting surveys and reports out this week; just days ahead of Spending Review 2015 when we will find out the extent of cuts to key infrastructure budgets such as transport and flood defence.
Health and safety continues to challenge.
Improving the graduate crop.
Earlier this month I finished reading The Silo Effect by the Financial Times journalist, Gillian Tett. It champions bringing together the “hard” aspects of the business world and the “soft” topic of human behaviour. This got me thinking about how silos operate not only in business but also our cities.
Having good processes enables companies to respond to change.
BIM: Sharing absolutely everything comes with a responsibility to communicate and manage
Early temporary works planning is vital.
Infrastructure revolution needs consensus.
How to avoid committing plagiarism.
Skills transformation to transform industry.
Diversity is an essential part of the civil engineering workforce.
Strategic thinking can deliver more for less.
We need to get more involved with society.
The silly season is upon us as the summer months see regular policy announcements slow down and more obscure stories dominate headlines in all the media.
Widening membership and knowledge.
Getting gender equality requires a sustained effort on many fronts.
Second Severn Crossing: Not exactly a contractor’s in-house design
High Speed 2: Perhaps the Midlands needs a major new airport
Dilemma: Should engineers go into management?