Although I am not a fan of the military either, I found the paper by far the most interesting thing in the magazine, and I enjoyed reading about how they tackled all the same issues that we have within our profession. These included not only achieving the budget – despite logistics problems and a short construction period – but also workforce training issues and the use of innovative construction techniques.
I also think that as we are an under-resourced industry, it would be unwise to sideline ourselves from the military engineering profession as, one day, some of their engineers may wish to work in our 'civilian' engineering profession. I therefore fully support the use of my subscription to report on such engineering projects.
JONATHAN COPNALL, Congleton, Cheshire, email@example.com