Comment on: True scale of Crossrail problems laid bare
Reminds me of IKB. Superb engineering but the investors lost all down the line.
All disasters are the result of a series of errors and misjudgements, each of which is not infrequent, but not in combination. Grendell was an example of unsuitable material, poor installation, failure to think out evacuation provision and advice, failure to think “ what if?”.
The proposals for competence accreditation seem a step forward.
Comment on: DfT ban on shared spaces 'created a fiasco'
Forty years ago shared space was all the rage.
Comment on: Liverpool car park fire a 'perfect storm'
Like all good going disasters it is the result of small events, which occur relatively frequently but rarely in combination. What it means is that design criteria have to be regularly examined and revised: and the impact on existing structures.
The PM wouldn’t recognise a natural flood defence if she met one in the street: but it is a good idea.
However, it assumes that there is control over any development in the catchment, including drainage of agricultural land. Not likely to be a vote winner.