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Life Cycle Assessment: Tideway East

Continuing on our theme of guest blogs, Dr Noemi Arena has been innovating with CVB Tideway East (thanks to a collaboration with Costain as part of The Great Think), to demonstrate the latest environmental thinking and scientific assessments…. It’s not only about Climate Change; there are several different emissions associated to the construction of a project….

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A year of sharing innovation at Tideway

We’re celebrating today after realising that at Tideway we have shared at least one innovation every month for a whole year, with a total of 53 shared innovations! That’s 12 months of sharing new products, technologies and new ways of working, and 12 months of shared value for Tideway. Here are some of the highlights……

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The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

The competition is being run by the National Infrastructure Commission to bring together designers & planners to come up with concepts for the new arc development being supported by Government. The details appear to favour an integrated transport solution of new highway and rail. Scope The government asks the Commission to: a) Identify which emerging…

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Heathrow Business Summit

i3P member, Heathrow are running an interesting series of events that the Infrastructure Supply chain should be interested in. OPPORTUNITY FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES In addition to the flagship event held at Heathrow Airport, there are six new Regional Business Summits across the UK, to appeal to more small British firms and give…

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Who Dares Enter the Dragons’ Den?

On 23rd June we held a very different kind of Tideway Innovation Forum – in the original studios where the BBC TV series ‘Dragons’ Den’ was filmed! The chosen Tideway innovators pitched their five ideas to the Tideway Dragons: Andy Mitchell, Roger Bailey, Janet Greenwood and Tracey Lee-Lewis. At stake was a maximum of £20,000 per idea, from a combined…

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Graphene Cement anyone??

A wonder material for construction? Two weeks ago, Tideway hosted the first industry graphene/cement for underground construction. Graphene was discovered in 2004 and has been called by many a “wonder material”. Some of its properties include: strongest material on earth (200 times stronger than structural steel), thinnest possible material at only one atom thickness, it’s also…

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Mobilising Digital Assets

Our regular guest blogger, Harrison O’Hara, gives us the highlights from the latest COMIT conference. On the 24th & 25th May the annual Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT (COMIT) Conference took place in the Building Centre, London. The event promised to be thought provoking and very interesting with a packed agenda. Here are some highlights…

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FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION

Interesting piece in Future of Construction. An industry ripe for tech disruption Despite some reticence, the construction industry is on the cusp of a technology revolution which will reshape its future. see page 6

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Achieving Sustainable Rural Communities:

Our Colleagues from Atkins are working with Scottish Water. A Scottish Water / Atkins Innovation Partnership Project The Sustainable Rural Communities Project aims to enhance social, economic and environmental sustainability throughout the most remote communities in Scotland. To do this, Scottish Water wants to better engage with SMEs to define and address the key challenges…

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International Robotics Showcase

A showcase of robotics for academia, industry and the public Registration is now open for the International Robotics Showcase, the pinnacle event of UK Robotics Week 2017. Jointly organised by the EPSRC UK-RAS Network and the IET, the International Robotics Showcase will take place at IET Savoy Place London on Friday 30th June, 9.00am –…

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