Comment on: Five route options proposed for East West Rail
Having lived and worked in the area for some time my understanding is that the rail connection between the two cities is to form a economic corridor. For this purpose consideration needs to be given to connect Cambridge North station which is where employment hub is in Cambridge not sure why this has been not considered.
Problem is of them (industry) seems to be adopting software and technology without investing in good engineer to test/check output, so these things are bound to happen. Hope someone will realise this soon at higher level and start investing in training young engineer or else we will have a lack of experience and knowledge in the industry when most of the experienced engineers retire in next 5-15 years, and there is huge gap!!.
Comment on: Survey | Is your job threatened by technology?
How much ever technology develops there will be a need for "Good Engineers", as computers are limited by the input and process set up by a human. As they say "Garbage in Garbage out". All work needs to be checked and certified by a responsible Engineer. In addition the industry and education needs to shake-up a bit as young engineers do not know how to work with basic principles and equipment's they are so dependent on technology.
Could not agree more. Many design with eurocodes unnecessarily adds to the cost. Lot of design using BS 5400 is more straightforward however some aspects are better covered in Eurocodes.
Comment on: Crossrail bosses pocket £800k in bonuses
This is unbelievable that few people (executives) get such huge bonuses funded by the public (taxes) and there are thousands of labourers and workers who are working getting little over minimum wages. The government should cap all these so there is better funds available to maintain our crippling infrastructure.