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This site is authored and published by volunteers from the construction industry as volunteers.
This site exists now because a group of colleagues, many having worked together for many years, decided that we hold knowledge how to achieve success as a practicing Consulting Engineer, without having to learn the hard way, by making the same mistakes as we have.
This site is not intended as a technical resource but will develop into the place to go to find knowledge about approaches, methodology and solutions to some of the tricky problems in, what has become, a tough industry.
Our main aim is to put the brakes on the race to the bottom, and support our colleagues in float to the top.
We are actively looking for content, authors or comments and content idea. Don't hesitate to make contact.
This site is edited by Paul Lengthorn
Paul is a high impact Chartered Engineer, expert in delivering a wide range of Buildings and Infrastructure projects in >10 countries.
He has successfully led project teams and businesses from start-up to maturity. Having delivered projects in the UK, China, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Mongolia, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, and Germany, gained the analytical insight to solve problems and create robust strategies to ensure results.
He is a member of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), having completed the IAM Diploma.
Having worked for many years for major consulting firms he is now an independent practicing Consulting Engineer
Some examples of Paul's previous activity:
Appreciation expressed in “Essays on High-speed Rail Development: Regional Disparities and Impacts on Airport Performance”, Dr Shuli Liu, Assistant Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, School of Economics and Management, 2019
“Welcome to 2018, the year of the dog, and of mandated BIM. What the government’s Technical Circular 7/2017, making BIM mandatory, means for clients, consultants, contractors and their partners”, lead author and editor, 2018
“Shanghai Water Authority has appointed Mott MacDonald to provide technical support for a project aimed at improving the water supply quality and levels across the network”, The Construction Index, 2104