Construction Enquirer News Expert engineers to run the rule over designs to pick out risks and over-design

HS2 is looking to set up four panels of technical experts to problem solve, assess and challenge over-conservative designs on the project.

In the New Year, HS2 aims to start the search for a firm to run and set up the expert panels covering main works civils contracts , stations and Phase 2 detailed designs and construction approaches.

The teams of technical experts will provide an additional level of technical assurance, referred to as ‘Line of Defence 3 – LoD3 by the high speed rail client.

The panels will be expected to manage design risk including identifying any issues that could lead to fatal flaws as well as challenging excessive conservatism in design that could inflate project cost.

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