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COINS Industry Grand Challenge 2017

Tideway are supporting this great event at the Mermaid Theatre in the River Rooms (overlooking our shiny new pier at Blackfriars), those @ PDN conference 2016 might remember the spectacular view! I am presenting a clients perspective of innovation as part of the Construction innovation – contracting futures exhibition. We are in good company, with…

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How i3P can make the infrastructure industry soar

When Andy Mitchell looks at the construction site outside his window (below) at Tideway’s offices in Paddington, he thinks about how, in 10 years time, all of the vehicles moving past it will be autonomous. And he wonders whether we will see an equivalent pace of technological change in the construction industry. It was the…

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Tideway Hololens (Atkins)

Many thanks to our i3P colleagues Atkins for offering a World first, Tideway Victoria Embankment via mixed reality Hololens. Peering under the Thames to see our tunnel in operation really is something different! As a fan of VR it has to be said that mixed reality is a really exciting concept. Perhaps less immersive but…

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Interim TIF (‘5.5’)

Just some quick headlines (& observations…) following yesterday’s interim Tideway Innovation Forum (TIF). In the absence of Roger Bailey, Simon Fricker took the chair. Paul Morris’s Tideway moment related to how to avoid back strain by getting a robot to make your coffee (obviously one for the future although I had a few concerns from an environmental perspective as…

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I3P Website maintenance / Down Time

Dear all, Our web hosting providers Rackspace are undertaking some essential maintenance on Monday 6th Feb between 2:00 AM GMT – 3:00 AM that will cause minor disruption to I3P. Whilst I’m sure most of you won’t be using or discussing I3P content at that sort of time of the day, and whilst it should have…

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Crossrail trials Digital Asset management with 3D Repo

Asset management in a project of this size is always going to be a challenge. In fact there is a whole team dedicated to it at Crossrail, and undoubtedly all other large infrastructure projects. We have had several attempts to integrate a digital solutions to assets at Crossrail, whilst the appetite is there, there does…

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I3P Portal Development Updates

Dear all, This post is cross linked to the discussion forum topic where I will be keeping a running log of feedback/updates to the I3P portal. You can join in the discussion here: I3P Development Updates               Wearing my KTN / I3P hat on I’d like to keep you…

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Innovation Advent Day 23-24 – Happy Holidays

This posts brings us to the end of Innovation Advent, which means it’s nearly Christmas! At the beginning of December we set ourselves the aim to write a new blog post every (working) day in December, and we did it, with some brilliant guest blogs from our colleagues and champions across the alliance and over 60…

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Innovation Advent Day 22 – Tech Yule be using in 2017

Our new blog star Harrison O’Hara gives us his take on tech to watch out for in 2017, with Christmas puns included!     2017 promises to be a cracker! So, what to expect from technology? Yule certainly be seeing things differently with the increase of wearable technology, especially the use of virtual and augmented…

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