Importance of Project Management

Importance of Project Management Project management is a growing field used increasingly by businesses of all sizes. As entrepreneurs and company executives deal with the daily responsibilities of managing an organisation, it is important to use dedicated project managers to oversee projects from conception to completion. Understanding effective project management […]

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What is a Road Safety Audit

What is a Road Safety Audit? A Road Safety Audit is an evaluation of a highway improvement scheme during design, at the end of construction and post-construction, to identify road safety problems and to suggest measures to eliminate or mitigate any concerns. Road Safety Audits are undertaken by teams of […]

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Why Use Vemco or Outside Consultant?

Why Use Vemco or Outside Consultant? People have asked me why they should work with an outside consultant instead of simply working with internal resources. There are three primary reasons for doing so: First of all, an external consultant has a wide background of experience across a number of projects. […]

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Trunk Roads Then and Now

Trunk Roads Then and Now? The United Kingdom has a vast and complex network, consisting of various grades of roads, from quiet country tracks to full blown motorways. A large proportion of the road network are Trunk Roads, providing a strategic network of major routes linking centres of national importance. […]

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All Way Stops

All Way Stops Common across North America, this type of junction is found in many quiet neighbourhoods and suburbs. They are also more commonly known as four-way stops, although these only relate to where the junction is a crossroads. Despite not being an officially permitted junction design in the United […]

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Who Maintains the UK’s Highway System

Who maintains the UK’s highway system and who controls them for design, building, repair? In England, trunk roads and motorways are under the control of the Highways Agency, an agency working for the UK central government. Other roads are under the control of the relevant highway authority (a county or […]

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We already have Network Rail why not Network Road

We already have Network Rail, so why not Network Road? The Government has committed to turning the Highways Agency into a “publicly-owned corporation” as part of its reform of the strategic road network. So, is the Government getting ready to sell the Highways Agency? Billions of pounds are spent each […]

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