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    maudit anglais
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    U.S. transportation infrastructure falling apart? [Temp 1]

    I wish there had been a little more info in this article. Globe and Mail

    Canada is in a similar situation. Aging infrastruture, but no comprehensive renewal programme.


    Sorry, biscuit - it's another G&M link... :lol:

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    Engineers want an investment of $1.6 trillion. That's $1,600,000,000,000 over the next five years, on roads, bridges, schools, and other infrastructure designed by -- engineers. Smart Growth as a "Full Employment for Planners Act" hardly compares to this. I have reports from ten or fifteen years ago talking about the critical state of the nation's infrastructure. We are still surviving.
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    Our professional association for engineers (Engineers Australia) has come out with the same crap. Two of the departments I look after have responsibility for budgets and assets respectively so I took a close interest in the reports. They do not stand up to scrutiny as most asset owners do not have asset management systems in place that produce information that can be used for comparison (some don't have any system at all which unfortunately supports the proposition).

    The material on which the claims were ultimately based were simplistic questionnaires and there was no control over the expertise of the respondent in any organisation. I don't doubt that many organisations could do better with their asset management decisions but this kind of propaganda devalues sensible argument.

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