In a recent survey of 3,500 engineers, 90% in the highways sector believed the skills gap exists and that the ageing workforce is the industry’s greatest challenge. Joe Wilson, department manager for recruitment consultant Matchtech identifies some of the short and long-term solutions.
Most would think the answer to why we need a new road is obvious. People want to use it. But that of course begs a second question. And the answer is perhaps not as obvious as it might seem at first glance.
The capability of the public sector bodies that are responsible for selecting, developing and sponsoring infrastructure programmes, and who act as clients to their supply chains, is a critical factor in the outcome of government sponsored infrastructure projects
The first fatality in a Tesla car in Autopilot merits reflection. But the robust and cautious testing and introduction in the UK should reassure the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.
We need a substantial reallocation of planned expenditure from the civil engineering technologies of the twentieth century to the digital technologies of the twenty-first, argues David Metz.
Our transport networks are the arteries along which the lifeblood of our economy and our communities flows, says Martin Tugwell, programme director for England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance.