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Innovation & Infrastructure benefits in a post-COVID-19 world.

  Let’s work together to improve the future of our industry.   Clearly, COVID-19 has directly impacted many infrastructure projects and businesses, highlighting additional risk areas that few would have taken into account in the past when making investment and lending decisions. Infrastructure is famously prized by investors for stability and predictability – COVID-19 has…

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Coronavirus shows collaboration is key to creating a better world

Coronavirus has changed the way the construction industry works together and that can only be a good thing, say WSP’s Neil Swallow and Mark Coates of Bentley Systems. The current lockdown has gone far beyond anything seen during wartime, in terms of the restrictions that it placed on people, which include banning all non-essential travel, gatherings of more than…

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Network Rail to help UK rail supply chain secure business abroad

Network Rail has announced that it will provide references for UK suppliers to help them when bidding for overseas contracts or an export opportunity. Under this new measure, Network Rail suppliers will have the option to request a reference in writing, either on completion of a contract or following a period of 12 months of…

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Will easing the lockdown get construction back to work?

Boris Johnson’s announcement of the easing of some lockdown restrictions has given a boost to a number of business sectors, including construction. In truth though, the PM’s Sunday evening statement to the nation was largely a restatement of the position that already applied to the construction industry – namely that the sector can work as…

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Government backs CLC guidance to avoid disputes

The UK government has offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the Covid-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled in costly and long-running disputes over the effects of the pandemic on projects if it…

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KTN-iX proves its worth for Sellafield

Five organisations have received funding from the Sellafield Game Changers programme after they were selected following a challenge process run by KTN KTN has worked closely with the Sellafield Game Changers team to source potential solution providers for a range of nuclear decommissioning challenges using the KTN innovation exchange (KTN-iX), an online platform that promotes innovation transfer. KTN-iX matches…

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i3P & Bentley: From Brewdog to BAM – We are all in this together

  *New i3P blog series* Written by Mark Coates (Bentley Systems) & Chris Walker (Be the Best Communications) with guest writer Neil Swallow (WSP) The 3rd blog of this series explores the impact of the Covid-19 on the construction industry and the importance of collaboration moving forward. Introduction:  From Arcadis to WSP, the infrastructure sector…

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i3P SME Programme Launch – Update

On Thursday 2nd April we saw the ‘digital’ launch of the SME programme.  Thanks to Mark Thurston, i3P Co-Chair & HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd CEO for opening the event (his first opening address done digitally!) and to the panel members; Sam Stacey, Challenge Director – Transforming Construction, Innovate UK, Ana Avaliani Head of Enterprise…

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Bentley Has Your Back

Updated post from Bentley Systems These are trying times. We recognize that COVID-19 is likely imposing challenges on how you and your organization get work done during periods of mass remote working and social distancing. Bentley’s mission is to provide innovative software and services for the enterprises and professionals who design, build and operate the…

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