Civil Engineering

Use, abuse, and misuse of optimism bias in civil engineering, how to avoid it.

Estimate, Estimation, Civil Engineering, Cost Management, Whole Life Cycle Costing, Optimism Bias Optimism bias is the inclination of people to anticipate better compared to average results from their activities. Basically, Optimism bias in construction projects is the inclination, unknowingly or intentionally, to exaggerate anticipated advantages and minimize the degree of intricacy of the project bringing…

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How five whys, or Critical Thinking, pragmatic approach improve civil engineering projects.

Before we talk about how the five whys of pragmatic approach can improve civil engineering projects, let’s first have a look at what Pragmatic Approach is.  The pragmatic approach refers to taking decisions on practical reflections rather than theoretical ones. A person who opts pragmatic approach manages things practically. The emphasis of the Pragmatic approach…

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Infrastructure spending for small rural clusters. Waste of public money or Social Value?

If you have read our recent blogs, you may know that previously we talked about how it is justified to spend ample money on infrastructure in rural clusters. Today we intend to talk more about it but from different perspectives. By seeing the role of rural clusters in driving rural development we presented the view…

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Is it worth the tag-price of infrastructure in small rural clusters?

Rural regions cover 75% of the European Union’s territory region and are clearly the foundation of Europe’s primary area. Nonetheless, they generally confront various huge difficulties, like low approach to business sectors, absence of infrastructure, the restricted scope of services, restricted job opportunities, labor provision, and a higher danger of deprivation and social prohibition. To…

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What are the benefit of circular economy and whole life cycle costing?

Since the inception of the industrial revolution, the human race has always been a fan of the linear model of manufacture and consumption. Unrefined components have been converted into products that are thereafter sold, utilized, and changed into junk that has been commonly unknowingly disposed of and overseen. In the linear economy model, products are…

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Is it any environment benefit of the circular economy for civil engineering?

If you have been following our blogs, you may have read in detail about Circular Economy and its various benefits. Today we are going to talk about the numerous benefits which the circular economy offers to civil engineering. Let’s explore now how the circular economy model approach is favourable for civil engineering. It is debatable…

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Green infrastructure and sustainability are key driver for growth of communities and countries.

Infrastructure is a familiar term, traditionally denoting networks and systems that provide us with essential services such as water, power, and transport.

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How can estimate cost be improved to be more accurate and reliable?

“And why should estimators follow some of my hints to improve the reliability of their estimate?” Cost management is the discipline to assemble composite rates that accounts for labour, plant, and material. Simpler than this there is nothing. You need to be able to read a drawing, possess a scale rule, or invest some little…

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Why cost management, and estimation, is really important in the gig era?

Nowadays everything is at a click distance; you can buy a car and get it delivered at home. This happened before the pandemic, so gig economy was even before COVID-19 a now way to do business. Now you go on freelancing platform, you can buy services from anywhere in the world, at a great price…

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In-house vs Consultancy: Is there a best approach?

There is a constant need for expertise within infrastructure development. It can the driving force between a fledgeling idea and successful implementation. Often, an organisation can tap into it’s the existing staff, utilising their in-house knowledge and understanding of the business, calling upon their prior expertise in order to see a project through to completion….

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