Fakery on the Subways

A pair of raids at MTA locker rooms in the past week have turned up evidence that subway workers are continuing the widespread practice of faking signal inspections. So begins a piece over at Transportation Nation… …authorities opened a locker in a crew room at the Times Square subway station and found hundreds of photo-copied […]

Innovation in Engineering

I can spot them, the engineering companies that trade in formulaic solutions, even when the problem is begging for innovation. Perhaps it is the opportunity to reuse existing infrastructure, or try out a novel technique – all too often these firms will step back from the challenge and choose the “safe” option. If you are […]

Variables and Risk

Identify the variables that pose the greatest risk of failure for the project and develop contingency plans for them. Sometimes the best option is to remove the variable altogether, (make it an external issue – outsource it, so it is someone else’s problem to manage), other times the risk can be managed by internal policies […]