by mel starrs on March 7, 2007

in Uncategorized

I’m not a big fan of Dubai – either of what’s going up or what’s going on. But I do know a few people out there working. I found this via RatandMouse. An overview of Dubai’s megaprojects including the Palm Islands, Burj Dubai (world’s tallest building), Dubailand (world’s largest theme park), Business Bay and much […]


Miliband’s webchat on 10 Downing Street

by mel starrs on March 1, 2007

in Uncategorized

Following a tip-off from WorkinProperty (another new kid on the construction blogging block) I followed the proceedings here.  Not sure how long the chat will stick around so I’ve cut and paste it below the break for reference.  It was hard to determine how many of the questions were pre-picked and how many were ‘live’.  Some of […]


Engineers – a protected species?

by mel starrs on February 22, 2007

in The Profession

Move over pollsters, it’s the turn of the engineers.  This is doing the rounds: Astronautics engineer Jon Jennings has this week leapt on the online petition bandwagon to call for the title of “engineer” to be a protected title. Jennings has joined an escalating list of people using 10 Downing Street’s online petition trial to […]