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There can be little doubt that the outlook for the infrastructure sector is looking more positive than it has for many years.
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.
Early temporary works planning is vital.
Diversity is an essential part of the civil engineering workforce.
Strategic thinking can deliver more for less.
London’s population had shrank to just 6.7M people in 1988, but then the city started growing again. The 2011 London Plan expected it to take a further ten years for the city’s population to reach 8.4M – instead growth accelerated and it took just two years, with that level being reached in mid 2013, and currently increasing by 110,000 people every year.
Momentum must be built on.
New status for temporary works engineers.
The words passionate and pedestrian do not often appear in the same sentence. While other modes of transport have their enthusiasts (the train spotters, petrol heads etc of this world), walking is something that does not usually excite.
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