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Comment on: Atkins takes top spots in NCE Graduate Awards
Indeed, it was great to see six fantastic finalists. All are future leaders!
You're not wrong Malcolm - but what's happened since? We're interested to know why it didn't catch on back then. Any clues?
Comment on: Heathrow and Gatwick new runway plans make government commission shortlist as Boris Island misses out
Sanity prevails. Industry must now quickly debate and then unite behind a common voice and seize the opportunity.
Hi Alexander - it will be interesting to see how long the firms you mention do remain to carry the flag. Hard to see how anyone is "safe" at the moment.
Comment on: Lord Sugar provokes engineers' wrath
If engineers in the UK are as inept as those in Germany responsible for my six hours of delay getting to and from Frankfurt airport yesterday (new traffic control tower glitches), then I fully support Lord Sugar's view. It always comes back to perception - and if engineers are only ever seen as causing delays to the travelling public through botched - or seemingly botched - infrastructure upgrades, then the view is going to be that we (yes, I am an engineer) cannot run a bath, let alone a company.
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“We want to change the way people do infrastructure design,” proclaimed software giant Autodesk’s senior vice president, industry strategy Andrew Anagnost on the eve of the firm’s annual convention in Las Vegas last week. “And the way we’re going to do it is by using the power of the cloud.”
Mining is the new roads sector for UK consultants eyeing up a £200bn global pot of cash.
The stock of the engineer as innovator is rising, driven by client demands for better cost and time certainty on increasingly complex projects. So much so that it is prompting enlightened consultants seriously rethink attitudes to research and development and the way they treat their technically-minded engineers.
While the South East airport capacity debate centres on a Heathrow third runway versus Boris Island in the Thames Estuary, Gatwick is coolly making an understated case for the next new runway to head its way.
Fear of recreating mistakes of the past is the biggest threat to prime minister David Cameron’s bold vision to drag England’s roads into the 21st century, aided by vast slugs of private money.