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Blog 70 – Why the Beauty of Engineered Solutions matters

  Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Earlier this month I spent a delightful long weekend with my partner in Kent, England. We based ourselves at Dymchurch, a coastal village, from which we walked and cycled. One of its key features is the above sea wall, which is just the latest incarnation of defences which date back to Roman times. Completed in 2011 at a cost of £60m, the barrier protects around 2500 residences in the low-lying ground behind. As we strolled along it on the Friday evening, I wasn’t surprised to find that such an engineered safety feature was robust and effective. What I hadn’t expected was to be entranced by its beauty. From the path topping the wall, the barri.....Read More