This book is about large, complex infrastructure projects. By this I mean mega projects that cost in excess of US$1bn each and on which our modern, urbanised, globalised society depends.
Infrastructure is the framework of society. Ports, roads, airports, railways, water supplies, energy generation, telecoms networks, hospitals and schools are not optional. They are essential. Their availability and functionality is every government’s paramount responsibility.
The projects are of such epic scale that, when complete, their presence modifies the behaviour of a large fraction of the people who live within their catchment. Some even affect the behaviour of people and businesses on an intercontinental scale.
Facilities of this importance ...