Graphene Cement anyone??

A wonder material for construction? Two weeks ago, Tideway hosted the first industry graphene/cement for underground construction. Graphene was discovered in 2004 and has been called by many a “wonder material”. Some of its properties include: strongest material on earth (200 times stronger than structural steel), thinnest possible material at only one atom thickness, it’s also…

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Mobilising Digital Assets

Our regular guest blogger, Harrison O’Hara, gives us the highlights from the latest COMIT conference. On the 24th & 25th May the annual Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT (COMIT) Conference took place in the Building Centre, London. The event promised to be thought provoking and very interesting with a packed agenda. Here are some highlights…

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FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

Interesting piece in Future of Construction. An industry ripe for tech disruption Despite some reticence, the construction industry is on the cusp of a technology revolution which will reshape its future. see page 6

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Achieving Sustainable Rural Communities:

Our Colleagues from Atkins are working with Scottish Water. A Scottish Water / Atkins Innovation Partnership Project The Sustainable Rural Communities Project aims to enhance social, economic and environmental sustainability throughout the most remote communities in Scotland. To do this, Scottish Water wants to better engage with SMEs to define and address the key challenges…

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International Robotics Showcase

A showcase of robotics for academia, industry and the public Registration is now open for the International Robotics Showcase, the pinnacle event of UK Robotics Week 2017. Jointly organised by the EPSRC UK-RAS Network and the IET, the International Robotics Showcase will take place at IET Savoy Place London on Friday 30th June, 9.00am –…

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The Great Think meets Dragons’ Den!

To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Tideway innovation, we are hosting TIF 8 @ Dragons’ Den TV studio on the 23rd June 2017 as we seek to Imagine, Innovate and Inspire a reconnection with River Thames. Dragons’ Den Flyer May 2017 We welcome new ideas seeking £10,000 to £20,000 of investment which are likely to improve Tideway delivery or secure a legacy…

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The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway

For those of you who did not see it I can highly recommend the BBC program The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway. An insight into the work that friends at Crossrail are doing. Link to the iplayer or the program page BBC’s website

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Spreading the word on Tideway and innovation for BITC week

I headed down to Lyndhurst Primary School in Southwark yesterday morning to present to 60 very keen future innovators in Year 2 about the Tideway project, and had a brilliant time telling them not only about the tunnel and what a great job we’re doing at transforming the river, but hopefully sparking their interest in the concept of…

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Crossrail project: the evolution of an innovation ecosystem

The £14·8 billion Crossrail project to deliver the Elizabeth line east–west railway across London has pioneered the development of a systematic programme approach to innovation. Previous papers have focused on the early stages of setting up Crossrail’s innovation programme – known as Innovate18 – and implementing it as a credible component of the delivery organisation. With the…

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