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Tideway’s first Technical Conference a roaring success

Thursday 28 March marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Whether by design or divine coincidence, it also marked the first Tideway Technical Conference. This event, spearheaded by Tideway’s Chief Technical Officer, Roger Bailey, was designed to reflect on the technical achievements that have been made so far on the project…

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Adaptive Learning for Zero Defects in Buildings Construction

An Innovate UK competition winner is looking for some help in setting up adaptive learning for zero defects in Building Construction. They are looking for companies who are particularly interested in improving productivity by reducing construction errors and who would like to help us with the research phase of the project. The research phase of…

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Priority Project Update: Offsite Logistics Workshop Report

Hosted by the KTN, Heathrow & Mace recently held the first workshop in the Offsite Logistics priority project this month to capture our industries perceived ‘Current State’ & ‘Ideal State’ of logistics in relation to offsite. We had fantastic attendance from the clients, contractors and consultants of i3P as well as additional industry partners. The…

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England’s city leaders urged to make most of local infrastructure funding

Proposed new powers and devolved infrastructure funding could transform efforts by cities in England to tackle congestion and housing shortages, but city leaders need to grasp the opportunities presented by this agenda and clearly show the benefits it could bring, National Infrastructure Commission chair, Sir John Armitt, said today. At an event held in Birmingham…

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20 road projects that Midlands Connect wants prioritising for £25bn investment

Midlands Connect has outlined the schemes it believes should be at the forefront of future construction or development as part of Highways England’s record £25bn Road Investment Strategy 2. The transport body responsible for promoting the importance of transport in the region is calling for a “long-term corridor approach” to road spending that puts the…

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Heathrow reveals 18-strong shortlist of construction sites for third runway expansion

Heathrow expansion bosses have whittled down the potential construction sites that could help deliver the “once-in-a-generation expansion project” to just 18. Starting with an initial list of 121 applications, those responsible for leading expansion efforts have already narrowed it down to 65 potential logistics hubs before announcing today’s even smaller selection. Eventually, there will be…

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New Arup report advocates use of timber to help tackle climate change

Arup has launched its Rethinking Timber Buildings report aimed at accelerating the construction industry’s response to reducing global emissions and achieving net zero carbon buildings by using sustainable materials. The report, which highlights the time and efficiency savings that can result from the use of mass timber as a sustainable and safe alternative to more…

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DfT launches its “biggest review into transport in a generation”

With the UK seen to be at the start of the road of a transport revolution, ministers are keen to accelerate the progress of innovation and explore regulations around new types of vehicles like electric scooters. In what is being described as the biggest review into transport in a generation, the Future of mobility: urban…

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Chemical sector opportunities

Following the successful workshop held with the chemical sector last month the first of the deeper-dive activities is now being planned. This is a workshop to explore how modern Technical Standards promote and encourage innovation.    While this workshop will cover a range of materials it will centre on a case study on cementitious material…

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