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One year on for the Inclusive Transport Strategy

The Inclusive Transport Strategy is one and has marked this by committing £20m to a range of accessibility improvements across the rail network Disabled rail passengers across the UK are set to benefit from a raft of accessibility improvements with the opening of a £20 million government fund. It marks a year since the launch…

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i3P Annual Report- Share your favourite Innovation

  i3P is putting together its first annual report to be launched at the September NCE Techfest event. We want to include examples of some of the great innovations that have been shared. Please send us your favourite (with a link to the post on the portal please) and it will be entered into a…

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UK’s landmark Green Finance Strategy unveiled

The government has announced its Green Finance Strategy, setting out plans to increase investment in sustainable projects and infrastructure. Ministers say the strategy is also a call for collective action, setting out how the UK will work with industry, regulators, academia and international partners to deliver the urgent and far reaching change that is needed….

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Costain appointed as sole maintenance service provider by United Utilities

Costain has been appointed as sole maintenance service provider by United Utilities under a framework contract for an initial period of five years, with an option to extend to ten years. The deal will see Costain provide overall management and delivery of United Utilities’ larger-scale water and waste water asset maintenance activities across the entirety…

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WSP secures ten projects with Highways England

WSP has been appointed through Highways England’s specialist, professional and technical services (SPaTS) framework contract on ten existing highway-related design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) projects. Running to December 2020, WSP will provide technical support to Highways England in managing their day-to-day business for ten existing projects, collectively covering over 10% of the strategic road…

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Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) survey

Highways England has commissioned a project to look at the potential value of using Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) on construction sites. Attached is a flyer with a short summary of the project which also gives background and purpose.  An ultimate goal of the commission is to develop a “roadmap” with industry stakeholders. The target…

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ISCF Transforming Construction – Year 1 Review Workshop- Presentations

i3P recently attended the ISCF Transforming Construction – Year 1 Review Workshop which was held in Birmingham. The presentations from the day, including the project pitches can be found online here. In this folder you will also find the final delegate list spreadsheet, with emails for those who opted in to share. This also includes those unable to attend on the day. Please note this is…

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Engineers achieve £7m cost saving for HS2 station roof

Lead engineers on HS2’s Old Oak Common station, WSP, have revealed a 27% reduction in the structural steel for the station roof at the west London super-hub. WSP, with Expedition Engineering, have continued to undertake a series of value engineering reviews for Old Oak Common, following the station designs which were revealed in February this…

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