As engineers and professionals it is easy to concentrate on the mistakes made and look for opportunities to correct. The main victims here are the owners of these properties where we need to concentrate on their real pain; financially and emotionally. Whilst in Construction we seem to be constantly learning from our mistakes. It is unfortunately the case that many of them are eminently foreseeable and avoidable if only appropriate professional guidance is sought and applied. The “it’ll be alright”, “we’ve done this before” attitude damages people’s lives and livelihoods.