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Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges

Nature Inspired Solutions meet industry challenges: Launch event nature inspired solutions special interest group (NIS SIG)  Kick off workshop, 9thJuly 2019, Central London location (venue TBC) Target sectors: Transport, Energy, Infrastructure The Knowledge Transfer Network is building a new UK network, bringing together nature engineering solution providers and industry problem holders that could benefit from…

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Workshop-How can modern Technical Standards promote and encourage innovation?

On Monday 13th May 2019 the i3P workshop considered; How can modern Technical Standards promote and encourage innovation? Meeting purpose:To bring together responsible technical leaders from I3P client organisations and key stakeholders to: Understandwhere respective clients are at with transforming the way they use standards to deliver better outcomes Understand the blockersfor innovation in technical…

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DLG-9th May Presentations

Presentations from the May DLG meeting can be found here. DLG Guests Kell Jones, UCL Network + CIRIA Consulting Kids Priority Projects Optimise & Challenge Design/ Better Carbon Outcomes  (Led by HS2) Reduce Plant Material & Carbon/Advanced lower embodied carbon materials & plant  (Led by Heathrow) * If you wish to see a copy of this…

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Birmingham’s transformation as HS2’s work programme gathers pace

As one of the most intensive construction sections along the 140 mile London to Birmingham section of the route, the West Midlands is set to benefit from two brand new stations and an infrastructure maintenance depot, creating jobs and opportunities for local people now and into the future. Work at the city-centre based Curzon Street…

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FIDIC launches major new contract for tunnelling and underground works

International engineering federation FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) and ITA-AITES (the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association) have teamed up to publish a new form of contract for tunnelling and underground works, The Emerald Book. With underground construction a fast-growing market sector due to the increasing demand for use of underground space for infrastructure,…

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Network Rail announces new contracts for Crossrail project

As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail today announced contracts for construction of new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton main line stations. With passenger numbers expected to increase when the Elizabeth line fully opens, Network Rail say the…

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Construction of a new west stand

Search underway for contractor to deliver 2022 Commonwealth Games stadium Birmingham City Council is looking to appoint a main contractor to upgrade the Alexander Stadium, the main venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The three-year contract, reported to be worth around £63m, will include an increase in stadium capacity from 12,700 to 40,000, with capacity…

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BAM Nuttall wins Dawlish sea wall contract

  Network Rail has awarded the contract for construction of the first phase of the Dawlish sea wall to BAM Nuttall. The new contract is part of a major project to increase resilience of the “vital rail artery to the South West, which communities, businesses and visitors to this popular region depend on for connecting…

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Infrastructure chief demands government action to transform UK

National Infrastructure Commission chair Sir John Armitt has today called on the chancellor to use this autumn’s Spending Review to commit to “a once-in-a-generation transformation of the UK’s transport, energy and technology networks.” In a letter to the chancellor, Armitt lays down four key tests by which the commission will judge the credibility of the…

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Inspecting concealed pipework- Can your organisation meet this challenge?

KTN-iX™ (KTN-innovation eXchange)- Challenge: Inspecting concealed pipework What is KTN-iX™ ? KTN-iX™ (KTN-innovation eXchange) is a cross sector program supporting innovation transfer by matching industry challenges to innovative companies from other sectors. It does this through putting large businesses with technical needs in contact with companies who have the right innovative solutions, for faster development of novel solutions….

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