I am a design/project manager currently working as Hyder's Interface Manager for the design of Crossrail's Whitechapel Station.
Perhaps Mr Budge could expand on the reasons for the fault causing the instability? I'm interested to hear about horizontal faults too. I can't imagine there are many thrust faults in this part of the UK!
It's interesting that you appear to be abandoning the mantra which Anthony Oliver shoved down our throats in nearly every editorial that he ever wrote, i.e. investment in infrastructure design, construction and maintenance is a good thing (and why can't the UK emulate all of the other countries who pursue this line?). However, I don't think your disease-cure analogy really stacks up.
Comment on: Why are engineers too boring for TV?
'Ask Joe Public to name an architect' and I suspect most wouldn't be able to. I would be very surprised if the average member of the public had a clue who Zaha Hadid is, or would be able to name the architect of, say Canary Wharf Station on the Jubilee Line, let alone the engineering designers.
Comment on: Goodwin Sands lines up as new hub airport
Is this a good idea or a just a fantasy providing a PR puff for these marine engineering consutants?