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The Great Think Blog – Adam Golden

Hello Tideway! As a newly integrated UCL PhD student at Tideway I thought it was only good and proper to introduce myself. I am researching (very broadly) innovation management within megaprojects and have been invited by ‘The Great Think’ to witness first-hand how it’s done! Innovation management?… surely that’s a paradox I hear you ask…

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i3P engaging with ICG and Project 13…

When we published and launched the Technology Roadmap for UK Construction & National Infrastructure at the CLC Leadership Event at MTC on 11th July (see i3P portal to download a copy), as well as the 3 strategic theme roadmaps (Digital Transformation/Manufacturing Construction/Life Cycle Performance) we included an initial roadmap for ‘Non-Technology – Critical Elements’. It has…

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A ‘c’link to the past!

When considering innovative solutions for future challenges, it is always a good idea to look to the past as a form of inspiration and ‘due diligence’ We do it all the time when reviewing business cases that seek Tideway Innovation Forum investment (TIF). But how far you do look? 20 years (RightWay Live has done just…

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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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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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The Great Think meets Dragons’ Den!

To celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Tideway innovation, we are hosting TIF 8 @ Dragons’ Den TV studio on the 23rd June 2017 as we seek to Imagine, Innovate and Inspire a reconnection with River Thames. Dragons’ Den Flyer May 2017 We welcome new ideas seeking £10,000 to £20,000 of investment which are likely to improve Tideway delivery or secure a legacy…

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Spreading the word on Tideway and innovation for BITC week

I headed down to Lyndhurst Primary School in Southwark yesterday morning to present to 60 very keen future innovators in Year 2 about the Tideway project, and had a brilliant time telling them not only about the tunnel and what a great job we’re doing at transforming the river, but hopefully sparking their interest in the concept of…

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Innovation – 100 years ago!

During a trip back to my native North-East of England last week, I revisited a place I’ve not been to since school – Beamish open air museum in County Durham. This is an Edwardian recreation of an early 1900’s town (they tell me it’s stuck in 1913 – the museum, not Durham natives)! Not only was…

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How Good SAMaritans are using smartphones to save lives

Our guest blog today comes from Ralph Ashwood, Innovation Champion and BMB H&S Manager, who shows us how technology truly is saving lives, and how each of us could play our part. The speed at which lifesaving care can be delivered varies incredibly the world over. The UK has some of the fastest ambulance response…

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