Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Doh! Civil Engineers: don't you just love them!

The Sichuan Earthquake last year which caused 80,000 deaths and left 5 million homeless may have been caused by a dam built near to a fault line according to this report in the Daily Telegraph. Amazingly, several previous earthquakes have been reported as being caused by similar dam construction.
Thank goodness that British civil engineers have only managed bolloxes on the scale of the Heathrow express rail link Austrian Tunnel Method collapse and the Millenium Bridge in recent years.

2 comments:

William Gruff said...

You are changing the name, aren't you?

James Higham said...

Sigh, yes it's so.