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infrastructure Life Cycle Cost Social Value

How much is a green bridge?

Why are green bridges an important part of building back better?

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Climate Change infrastructure Life Cycle Cost Social Value

The Cost of a Zero Carbon House

Did you know the UK set a target for all new homes built to be zero carbon by 2016? Let’s talk about net zero carbon houses.

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infrastructure Logistics Social Value Tourism

The Cost of Football Stadiums

Today I talk about the cost to build a football stadium, the decisions and cost drivers, and the social value associated with them, sometimes controversial, often refutable.

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infrastructure Logistics

The Suez Canal: How much does it cost?

Please subscribe to the Cost of Everything Podcast on Apple podcast or Spotify. You can also find me on Twitter @costofpodcast and on LinkedIn. This week I cover the Suez canal, looking at how much it costs, and a brief summary of its value for money. The Suez Canal is a 120 mile man-made waterway. It stretches from Port Said on […]

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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 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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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 […]

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infrastructure

Valuing the Circular Economy

In the next episode I discuss the practical implications of the Circular Economy with Dr Anne Velenturf. We talk about how implementing Circular Economy principals affects decision-makers and whether social value should be monetised. Episode available from 14th September 2020

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infrastructure Uncategorized

The Cost of Crossrail, Chartering a Jet

Crossrail Cost So, first, let’s talk about Cross Rail, a high profile UK rail project, some would say as the precursor and example of how HS2 (High speed Rail) will fare over the next 10 years. Crossrail is a new underground railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line (purple on the tube map) […]