Having lived and worked in the area for some time my understanding is that the rail connection between the two cities is to form a economic corridor. For this purpose consideration needs to be given to connect Cambridge North station which is where employment hub is in Cambridge not sure why this has been not considered.
Problem is of them (industry) seems to be adopting software and technology without investing in good engineer to test/check output, so these things are bound to happen. Hope someone will realise this soon at higher level and start investing in training young engineer or else we will have a lack of experience and knowledge in the industry when most of the experienced engineers retire in next 5-15 years, and there is huge gap!!.
How much ever technology develops there will be a need for "Good Engineers", as computers are limited by the input and process set up by a human. As they say "Garbage in Garbage out". All work needs to be checked and certified by a responsible Engineer. In addition the industry and education needs to shake-up a bit as young engineers do not know how to work with basic principles and equipment's they are so dependent on technology.
Could not agree more. Many design with eurocodes unnecessarily adds to the cost. Lot of design using BS 5400 is more straightforward however some aspects are better covered in Eurocodes.
This is unbelievable that few people (executives) get such huge bonuses funded by the public (taxes) and there are thousands of labourers and workers who are working getting little over minimum wages. The government should cap all these so there is better funds available to maintain our crippling infrastructure.
Civil Engineering profession has been undervalued for a very long time. If this continues civil engineering industry will loose the best talent and younger generation will hesitate to take up Civil Engineering as a profession.
£3bn over four years.... which is not even half of what bankers are getting in bonuses in a year!!!!
If the Government stopped paying benefits to people who have never worked or never tried hard enough to find a job would will have enough money go ahead with all the planned infrastructure projects.
This would make more sense and value for money!!!!!