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Farewell from HK!

After 16 months, my Hong Kong odyssey is at an end! This has been the 5th ‘i3P membership’ employer I’ve had since joining the industry back in 2006 (Laing o’Rourke, Crossrail, CH2M, Tideway and now Gammon) and it’s fair to say I think the industry has truly recognised the scale of the digital transformation challenge…

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Communities set to benefit from new housing infrastructure rules

New rules which make the way housing developers pay money for infrastructure simpler and more transparent are being introduced, the government has confirmed. Builders already have to pay for roads, schools, GP surgeries and parkland that is needed so that areas can cope with the influx of extra residents. Now, housing minister Kit Malthouse has…

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TfL awards £350m contract to replace oldest DLR trains

Commuters using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will benefit from “more frequent and reliable journeys from 2023,” after Transport for London (TfL) today announced plans to replace the oldest trains currently serving the railway. TfL has awarded the £350m contract to design and manufacture new trains to Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A (CAF). The…

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i3P launched in HK with Gammon innovation scouts

Thanks to Alexa Grierson for launching our Gammon innovation programme yesterday at the fantastic Hong Kong ‘Construction Industry Technology Application Centre’ (CITAC). 55 of our innovation ‘scouts’ from across the Gammon business attended an engaging session, featuring our lessons of collaboration, inclusion and creativity (much of which we’ve learned on the job at Crossrail, CH2M…

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Think Offsite

Article from Adrian Malone, Head of digital project delivery and BIM  looks at how the rise in offsite construction and digital technology could together revolutionise how we create smart motorways – with increased focus on the people using them. Sometimes, rethinking what we already know in the light of what’s coming holds valuable answers. Construction…

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UKCRIC-Centre for Infrastructure Materials Workshop-Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 June 2019

Come to explore the most urgent problems facing infrastructure today – come away with collaborative ways to solve them. UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) / Centre for Infrastructure Materials (CIM) Workshop Date: Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 June 2019 The National Centre for Infrastructure Materials (NCIM) is a collaboration between the Universities of…

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Network Rail seeks digital partner in potential £180m eight-year deal

Network Rail has launched the third procurement in its major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) – a potential eight-year deal worth £180m. The company is seeking a traffic management partner to work within its London North Eastern and East Midlands (LNE & EM) route on the first inter-city development…

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Edinburgh University & Costain sponsors 4 year PhD scholarship -data visualizations in the governance of megaprojects

Data Visualisation Design, Ambiguity & Decision Making in Megaprojects: EPSRC Studentship Project Details Megaprojects are socially and economically relevant modes of organising, used as preferred vehicles to deliver infrastructure and policy programmes worldwide. They are notoriously over-budget and beyond schedule, and have calamitous track records of benefit realisation. Notwithstanding their diversity in terms of characteristics…

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