Regulation and innovation: an unlikely couple?

This weeks guest blog has been written by Helen Smith, Tideway Regulation Manager. You might be wondering what regulation and innovation could possibly have in common. For most people, regulation brings to mind rules, requirements, controls, procedures and red tape. Innovation is more likely to make us think of change, transformation, and new ways of…

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Transformational plant on site

Guest blog from Central Environmental Consents Lead and Innovation Champion Nick Remfry this week, reporting back from an Innovation seminar from HS2. I recently headed to Birmingham to attend HS2’s ‘Connect & Innovate’ seminar which was an opportunity to see how suppliers and SMEs were responding to the challenges set out by HS2 Tier 1…

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The Great Think Blog – Adam Golden

Hello Tideway! As a newly integrated UCL PhD student at Tideway I thought it was only good and proper to introduce myself. I am researching (very broadly) innovation management within megaprojects and have been invited by ‘The Great Think’ to witness first-hand how it’s done! Innovation management?… surely that’s a paradox I hear you ask…

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Burges Salmon Report: Perspectives on Infrastructure

How we can improve the delivery of UK infrastructure? Is the UK’s infrastructure working? It’s a question that is well worth asking given the importance that our politicians place on the sector for the long-term health of the UK economy. This is why Burges Salmon and Infrastructure Intelligence magazine have partnered to produce a report….

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i3P engaging with ICG and Project 13…

When we published and launched the Technology Roadmap for UK Construction & National Infrastructure at the CLC Leadership Event at MTC on 11th July (see i3P portal to download a copy), as well as the 3 strategic theme roadmaps (Digital Transformation/Manufacturing Construction/Life Cycle Performance) we included an initial roadmap for ‘Non-Technology – Critical Elements’. It has…

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i3P featured in Infrastructure Intelligence

i3P continues to attract interest from across the infrastructure industry. This month, Infrastructure Intelligence magazine has published a feature outlining its aims and ambitions. We look forward to further stories about i3P as we roll out our engagement activities – including a pitching session for industry based on meeting design and build challenges using immersive technology at Digital Construction Week in…

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A ‘c’link to the past!

When considering innovative solutions for future challenges, it is always a good idea to look to the past as a form of inspiration and ‘due diligence’ We do it all the time when reviewing business cases that seek Tideway Innovation Forum investment (TIF). But how far you do look? 20 years (RightWay Live has done just…

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What does digital mean for people and organisations? How to survive and thrive!

Updated 02/08/2017 with embedded YouTube recording of the presentation.  Adrian Malone, Atkins Innovation and Collaboration Director, presented a discussion about digital transformation in a 3D online virtual world where participants can join online from anywhere in the world using a laptop, headset and internet connection. Organised by Profession Eddie Obeng as part of the ‘Inspiration series’…

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Lord Prior shares construction and infrastructure roadmap New tool will help UK industry to meet global business opportunities

11 July 2017 COVENTRY – A national technology roadmap that will support the growth and technical capabilities of the UK construction and infrastructure sector was launched by Lord Prior of Brampton today at a meeting of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). The roadmap, produced by i3P (the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform) in partnership with the…

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Life Cycle Assessment: Tideway East

Continuing on our theme of guest blogs, Dr Noemi Arena has been innovating with CVB Tideway East (thanks to a collaboration with Costain as part of The Great Think), to demonstrate the latest environmental thinking and scientific assessments…. It’s not only about Climate Change; there are several different emissions associated to the construction of a project….

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