About the Book
Mega projects will always create a sense of excitement and trepidation when being considered as a proposition. They carry with them the hopes and aspirations of society, investors and the economy due to their scale and impact. However, they also raise concerns over their real benefits and whether the risk is worth taking?
‘Mega’ projects ($1 Billion Capital Value plus) offer the global community a unique set of challenges that push the social, technical, economic, and environmental boundaries to the limit. Most are unique in context, but all have an impact on the way they are perceived on the world’s stage when it comes to being seen as a success or failure.
Features & Details
Dr Walker is Founder, Group Chairman and CEO of the Major Projects Group , an international investment and strategic management company specialising in social infrastructure major projects around the world. Our vision is to lead where we can and to make a difference where we can't. Globally we've served many great causes including lifestyle estates, social housing programs, healthcare facilities, and alternative energy projects. Prior to going into practice, Dr Walker held many senior executive positions at such prestigious companies as AECOM, ARUP, MACE, RAILTRACK (NETWORK RAIL), and BOVIS (LEND LEASE). He has advised governments, owners, and developers in strategic management, and led many 'mega' projects such as: 2010 South Africa FIFA World Cup; Gautrain High Speed Rail Link; London 2012 Olympics; Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1); Thameslink 2000; British Energy & Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels PIP; Heathrow Express Rail Link; Baku Multi-Purpose Development, to name but a few.