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Systemic risks of interconnected infrastructure

Today’s infrastructure networks are...

Oliver Pritchard

Oliver Pritchard

13 October 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Robust green finance for developing nations. Zengamina hydro-electric scheme, Upper Zambezi river. Credit: Daniel Rea

In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, 188 nations committed...

Lokeshwar Vohra

Lokeshwar Vohra

21 July 2016 / 1 Comment(s)

'Nodding-donkey' oil wells at sunset

You might be forgiven for concluding that the...

Thomas Briault

Thomas Briault

18 February 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Imagination Playground, New York. Credit: Sherazad Mehta

We need to take play seriously. We need to take...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

31 August 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

M&S Newcastle store with green wall. Credit: David Charlton Photography

Would your retail property withstand a flood,...

Polly Turton

Polly Turton

10 August 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Black swan

I think current project risk management practices...

Berk Kincioglu

Berk Kincioglu

18 June 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Security gate at Beijing Capital International Airport. Credit: Frank Palmer

I don’t believe current aviation security...

Stacey Peel

Stacey Peel

04 June 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being touted as the...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

08 December 2014 / 15 Comment(s)

Earthquake damage in Sichuan Dujiangyan, China

As engineers we have a responsibility to use our...

Ziggy Lubkowski

Ziggy Lubkowski

28 August 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Gerald Desmond Bridge at night

What should a bridge, railway, pipeline or other...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

14 August 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Corals at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

I feel strongly that businesses should consider...

Rory Canavan

Rory Canavan

24 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Hazard Owl world map of natural disasters

An essential part of resilience in the face of...

Tim Mote

Tim Mote

21 July 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

How would you like to save your organisation half a million dollars a year and increase its market share? Then I believe you need to take an integrated approach to corporate resilience. When corporations are designing their offices, factories or...

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

25 September 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Damage to Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch CBD following the earthquake on 22 February 2011. Image credit NZ Defence Force. Creative Commons via Flickr.

Base isolation is seismic...

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

Kubilây Hiçyilmaz

16 April 2013 / 25 Comment(s)

The earthquake in L’Aquila in Italy that claimed the lives of 309 people and devastated the city was a terrible tragedy. But by sentencing Italian earthquake experts to six years for manslaughter, the Italian judicial system is compounding a...

Ziggy Lubkowski

Ziggy Lubkowski

23 October 2012 / 37 Comment(s)

For large organisations, project prioritisation can be plagued by pet projects, emotional bargaining and unsubstantiated yet enticing claims of potential benefits. My advice would be to turn your thinking upside down and assess every project or...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

21 June 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Staff in Arup's Melbourne office review plans. Credit Larry Pitt. Copyright Arup/Larry Pitt

We are living in unforgiving, unpredictable times...

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon

12 October 2011 / 2 Comment(s)

In the building design, review and construction process, little if any attention is given to the subject of risk. For example, risks of fire, falling, or earthquakes are rarely discussed or acknowledged, except in terms of code compliance. Do...

Armin Wolski

20 August 2011 / 4 Comment(s)