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Author: Evan Davis
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Evan Davis: Engineering the future

Updated Monday, 1st October 2012
Reflecting on his research for Built In Britain, Evan Davis shares his views of the challenges to refreshing the UK infrastructure.

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In this short video, Evan Davis explains:

  • Why you might want to build the best possible five year-old railway;
  • The risk of the "paralysis of analysis";
  • Why we're not as bad at engineering as we might think; and
  • How sometimes you might have to compromise and just build a runway or a road

Evan was talking about his discoveries during the making of the BBC/Open University co-production Built In Britain.

If you're using an iPad or similar device, tap here to play the videoVideo player: 20121001T105315_evan_butb_smaller.m4v



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