Road Management and Maintenance

Road repairs receives a lot of attention in the UK, in no small part due to how little is invested in keeping the roads in good condition in the first place. I’m sure that everyone has some experience with potholes which may have existed for years, and that it frustrates them immensely, but repairing roads is both expensive and quite difficult to do correctly. When a road starts to deteriorate, a pothole is formed. These can be filled in with asphalt to repair it, but…

What Goes into Big Building Projects

A lot of people are astounded by the incredibly large numbers involved in the costing of a big building project like a school or shopping centre development, but once you understand what actually goes into the development of the building, it does start to make more sense. If you look at a current example, there has recently been a ¬£2 billion contract awarded to RAM Consultancy, a large and successful building contractor, to plan and manage the development of a School. This a gigantic sum…