When you next come across Evan, have a word with him about the workload and pressure on design engineers brought about by the combination of looming election dates, penalty clauses and good weather.
It didn't get any real media attention, but I gather this project has had some industrial strife, too.
I think design engineers like industrial strife for the same reason they like rain. They can get ahead of the construction. I find it amazing how on these big projects design is done on a "just in time" basis.