With a large proportion of the UK’s essential infrastructure nearing the end of its projected life, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is calling for a radical re-think to the way the country manages its assets.
A joint report by ICE and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) put forth some suggestions to ensure the longevity of UK infrastructure.
The report calls for a more proactive approach to supersede the current ethos of repairing infrastructure only once it has become damaged.
Budgetary restrictions and a lack of information is also causing poor asset management, the report argues. Investment is needed to keep pace with the needs of a growing population.
The report will likely have ramifications for those interested in an engineering career in transport.