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Why is the Transition from Construction to Operational Use of Infrastructure so Difficult?

September 05, 2017

There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip as the saying goes. That can certainly be the case if there’s…

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Why We Believe Access Should Never be an Afterthought

August 22, 2017

Good design of any public building or facility has to include how easy it is for people to access and…

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Project Performance – Will Reality Match the Promise?

Certainty over cost and delivery are generally not characteristics of construction projects. But with infrastructure projects cost and particularly timing…

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Will the Cheapest Cost Today be the Best Value Tomorrow?

August 16, 2017

Awarding individual contracts to the cheapest bidder is one way to manage a limited budget. This may take immediate cost…

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New Partnership Models Create Opportunity for University Student Accommodation

Historically, the provision of purpose built student accommodation was an activity undertaken almost exclusively by universities generally using their own…

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Outcomes Define Value

August 09, 2017

Customers and suppliers often have different ways of looking at things. They have different priorities and concerns and may not…

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If you Already Deliver Perfect Value Carry On – Otherwise Learn to Adapt

August 08, 2017

Perfect value, of course, never happens. On every project there are things that could have been done to save time,…

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Local Knowledge and Relationships are Investments in Future Success

August 01, 2017

Every new rail project has a learning curve. The learning includes the technical, engineering and topographical details affecting the asset,…

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What Happens When There’s Nobody to Build the Infrastructure We Need?

July 26, 2017

The question posed by the title is neither rhetorical or hypothetical. It’s a real and pressing issue. At the same…

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Highways Maintenance – Feeling Like Groundhog Day?

July 25, 2017

Mistakes being repeated project after project, suppliers not sharing ideas and good practice, the same methods, the same problems, over…

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