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Government pledges £150m to deliver vital upgrades at Gatwick Airport station

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a £150m scheme to upgrade Gatwick Airport station, claiming that tens of millions of rail passengers travelling to and from Gatwick will benefit from improved accessibility and swifter journeys. The DfT says the planned renovation will reduce train delays caused by platform overcrowding and congestion, while also improving…

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Morgan Sindall wins £97.5m Hackney construction projects

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to two schemes for Hackney Council worth a combined total of around £97.5m. The company will deliver the new Britannia Leisure Centre and public realm improvements under a £53.8m contract and a new secondary school and sixth form, the City of London Academy Shoreditch Park, under a £43.7m contract….

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Galliford Try Infrastructure – Seeking Commercial Partner

**Shared from Construction Scotland Innovation Centres **   Galliford Try Infrastructure is seeking a commercial partner to develop a solution on how to use technology to avoid utility strikes when excavating. This project meets a considerable industry need, not only within the water industry but all infrastructure providers such as gas, telecoms and electricity as service…

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EPSRC proposal to investigate the novel use of stainless steel reinforcement in high performance concrete for next generation bridge construction

EPSRC proposal to investigate the novel use of stainless steel reinforcement in high performance concrete for next generation bridge construction – more detail below. Looking for i3P  supporters/collaborators to help shape and finalise the proposal and to garner support in whatever form. Please respond directly to Sheida Afshan S.Afshan@soton.ac.uk and Rod Anderson R.G.Anderson@soton.ac.uk

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New moves for building training: VR in underground construction

We live in a world where 90% of all data was created in the past two years, and there are now more interconnected devices on earth than there are people. The changes we see in technology are not just rapid, they’re exponential. It has been estimated that if the average car had advanced as quickly…

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The potential effect of Brexit on productivity improvement in construction

Interesting survey by postgraduate student studying MSc Construction Management at  University of Brighton who is conducting research about construction productivity in the UK and how Brexit affects it. They are looking for professionals who are working in the UK`s construction industry to complete an online questionnaire. https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/1-the-potential-effect-of-brexit-on-productivity-improveme

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3P Reverse Pitch event at NCE Techfest

Following recent discussions at the i3P meeting on 28 June held at the Bentley Systems office we have now confirmed our plans for the ‘Reverse Pitch’ event to be part of the NCE Techfest on Thursday 26 September. A panel of 6 i3P members, equally representing client and supplier organisations, will pitch to the audience…

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Connected & Autonomous Plant Workshop

Wednesday 18th July we held the Highways England, i3P and TRL’s workshop on Connected & Autonomous Plant workshop in Business Design Centre. circa 55 experts from clients, contractors, designers and equipment companies came together to develop what the might be developed into a demonstrator.  We will be publishing the outputs in due course in the meantime…

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