There we add a panel of independent engineers (which also included a past president of the ICE) and an independent panel of financial experts.
The problem with that is which panel to use, as engineering problems almost invariably have a financial aspect.
The later Rion-Antirion bridge in Greece largely copied Second Severn and here the technical panel, with experts from a number of
countries, was usefully involved several times. Both projects finished on time and within budget.
As a profession we do seem slow to learn and communication within the profession has never been good.
PETER ILEY (F), Peter.Iley@fabermaunsell.com