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Transforming construction Competition opportunities

We have been approached by a number of organisations who are looking for partners or support from i3P members for their bids into the current ISCF Transforming Construction Competition.  If any of the ideas here might fit into what you are doing or you are interested in then please let us know and the relevant…

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Network Rail SBRI Competitions

innovation in automated tunnel examination Network Rail to invest up to £1.5 million, plus VAT. This will support the development and demonstration of new capability in automated tunnel examination. The competition process is managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. The competition supports the objectives of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (CP6) funding strategy…

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Can a focus on carbon drive innovation?

i3P’s Atkins representative has had an article published in ICE about the challenges of Carbon innovation. Carbon is no longer at the periphery of projects – it’s becoming a key focus for project teams and the infrastructure industry as a whole. Jon Casey of Atkins discusses how it can deliver wider innovation benefits.    …

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Scotland’s £7.5m boost for electric vehicle infrastructure

A new Scottish £7.5m public and private sector partnership is aiming to deliver more electric vehicle charging points and supporting infrastructure across the country. The partnership includes Scottish government funding of £5m via Transport Scotland, and at least an additional £2.5m from SP Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). It will deliver…

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Crossrail Progress Update

Mark Wild  CEO if Crossrail gives the lates progress update.  Opening on track betweeen October 2020 and March 2021.   Clik here for details.  

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HS2 | Review could make project unrecognisable

Removing Euston as the High Speed 2 (HS2) southern terminus and examining whether HS2 Ltd is the right entity to take the scheme forward will be among the questions a new no-holds-barred review into the project will ask. The review, chaired by Douglas Oakervee, was formally kicked off yesterday after new prime minister Boris Johnson promised it…

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Last few days to apply for the NCE Techfest Accelerator!

Last few days to apply for the NCE Techfest Accelerator!   Enter with just 500 words! The TechFest Accelerator offers a unique platform for small firms to pitch their innovative solutions to the industry. We want to hear from small companies with big ideas who can change the industry for the better. This year, we…

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Government Orders Power System Disruption Review

The Governments Energy Emergencies Executive Committee (E3C) has been commissioned to undertake a review of the power system disruption after last Friday’s outages.   On Friday 9 August 2019 a power disruption resulted from the operation of Low Frequency Demand Disconnection relays on the Great Britain power system at about 4.54 pm. It impacted hundreds…

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Kier team helps secure dam at Whaley Bridge

Residents at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire have been able to return to their homes after a major flooding disaster was narrowly averted. Employees from Kier were quickly deployed to the Derbyshire village to activate an emergency drawdown plan at Toddbrook Reservoir on behalf of the Canal & River Trust, when the wall of the reservoir…

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