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Space Tourism

The Cost of Space Tourism

Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.

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Climate Change infrastructure Social Value

The Social Value of the Waterways

Urban waterways are effectively a local park, a local nature reserve. They provide a leisure asset that’s really close to home for millions and millions of people across the country.

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Climate Change Energy infrastructure Social Value

The True Cost of Hydrogen: Part One

We need to consider the true cost of producing the hydrogen that is touted to transform our energy usage to one which is more sustainable and low carbon.

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Climate Change Social Value

Value to Society

As estimators, do we consider the whole value chain in our analysis of the costs and benefits of a product or project?

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Big Data and AI

Cost Estimating, Sports and the Art of Storytelling

This week, I talked with Ricardo Valerdi, Professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona (link to the episode here). We talked about Ricardo’s research in cost estimating, how he applied estimating principles to sports analytics, and how storytelling with data is an important skill for the future estimator. Please subscribe on […]

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Energy

The Cost of Nuclear Power

Please like, share, subscribe and follow along to keep up to date. This week, I bring back Professor Giorgio Locatelli, Professor of project and business strategy at University of Leeds (link to the episode here). We go in-depth about power plant economics, the cost drivers that mean Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMRs) are a viable […]

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Climate Change infrastructure

The Cost of Carbon

In this episode I discuss the cost of carbon with Dr Katherine Ibbotson (listen here), programme carbon and cost manager at the Environment Agency. Kat incorporates carbon cost estimating into the decision-making process, and has worked nationally with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Civil Engineers on the topic of carbon […]

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Big Data and AI Uncategorized

Work Smarter, Not Harder. The Future of Estimating

I talked with Sanathanan Rajagopal, the current Chairman of the Society of Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF) and Qinetiq Fellow. We talked about the future of estimating and how big data, AI and machine learning means working smarter not harder. Because of new tools, software, there is an expectation that estimates should be produced quicker. […]

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Risk

What is Project Risk, Anyway?

I talked with the brilliant Dr Christian B Smart all about project risk and his new book about project risk management. You can direct download the episode here. Christian is the Chief scientist for Galorath, and provides consultancy for NASA and the US Department of Defence. Please subscribe on Apple podcast or Spotify. You can […]

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Climate Change infrastructure

Circularising the Economy with Dr Anne Velenturf

This week I interviewed Dr Anne Velenturf (download the mp3 here). We talked about the practical elements of the Circular Economy, and how this could affect decision-making going forward. There are some radical ideas covered in this interview, that I think should be given serious consideration in investment decision-making in a Post-Covid lockdown world. Please […]