Notes From The Margin

October 9, 2007

Barbados Association Of Professional Engineers weighs in on the Highway.

The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers weighed in on the ongoing expansion of the ABC highway today, in a commentary based on observations made of the project. The main key concerns raised in the memo are: (link leads to pdf download of BAPE release)

In addition to the company’s financial position, the qualification of a contractor to undertake thisroject should also have included consideration of the qualifications and experience of the key
personnel, the nature of the contractor’s past experience, and a review of the firm’s litigation history.

 

They then raise concerns on a number of issues including drainage, lighting, electrical and design issues.  While the concerns are based simply on observations of the project under construction they do make interesting reading.

 

While Government seems to respond to most public challenges like this by either rubbishing  the concern or by ignoring it completely, it would seem that there is at one and the same time an opportunity and a challenge here for Government and 3S construction.  If they want to engage on this issue and provide information we would all benefit. If they choose to stonewall and retreat into siege mode, then the public will be forced to draw its own conclusions as to who is right and who is wrong.

 

Marginal

 

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1 Comment »

  1. BFPE exposes BFP Readership Scam!!!!

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    BFPE

    Comment by BFPE — October 10, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply


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