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How Can We Learn Together, and Attract People Who Will Help Us All to Think Differently?

December 15, 2017

At the CECA Southern Annual Dinner, I delivered an address reflecting on the key points I made in 2016 –…

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Rail Infrastructure and the Sustainability Challenge

December 12, 2017

Rail is rightly recognised by many as an efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transport – particularly compared to road…

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Change the Culture, Change the Outlook

Engineering and construction need to become more diverse and inclusive. That much is beyond dispute. For example, at a time…

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When Does a Skills Shortage Become a Skills Crisis?

December 08, 2017

The question posed by the heading is one that is troubling organisations across the construction sector. The short answer is…

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Skills for Infrastructure and Construction – Time for Positive Thinking

December 06, 2017

Talking about a skills crisis in construction and infrastructure is starting out with a negative mind set. There are certainly…

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How Close are we to a Data Driven Railway?

The UK rail network comprises over 2,500 stations, over 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts, 23,000 switches and…

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Infrastructure Lays Down the Tracks for Economic Success

December 05, 2017

Attending an event at Twickenham Stadium is an awesome experience. Sharing the atmosphere with 82,000 people in the stadium matches…

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Where do Brilliant Ideas Come from?

November 23, 2017

Business history is littered with businesses that failed to innovate. Along came a competitor who managed to do things better,…

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Shared Benefits Unlock Greater Efficiency

November 21, 2017

What’s the best way to improve efficiency and maximise returns from major infrastructure investments? Is it by progressively tightening contract…

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If Somebody on Your Team was Struggling, could they Talk to you About it?

November 17, 2017

Your first reaction to that question might be, ‘Yes, of course. We have an open door policy and we’re always…

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