Graduate Civil Engineer with the Midlands infrastructure group at Arup.
Comment on: Lendlease wins £1.5bn Birmingham development job
Could do with a bit more green space... i.e. a decent sized park - something the city centre is desperately lacking!
Comment on: HS2 JV saves millions by using new BIM tool
I'd rather a computer count every manhole signpost on a job than hand it over to a human to count off reems of paper drawings. When every single asset and item being built is a data point on a database as a result of the design, why duplicate the work that has already been done? Export from model, import into another piece of software, pull off what is needed.
My A level physics did almost nothing that A level Maths Mechanics module didn't do and it just made me more aware of physics of small particles... (I reckon I used more chemistry in my Civil Engineering degree learning about BOD in rivers). If I could go back I would have loved to have done history or Geography alongside maths and further maths to understand human needs from the environment or geological processes. I'm also pretty certain several of my peers on my University of Sheffield course did not do physics at A Level when leaving school in 2009/2010 and came out with brilliant degrees!
National Grid doesn't own the Scottish power grid, they only operate it...
He has inspired several generations of Walley civil engineers!