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Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution

The construction industry employs about 7 percent of the world’s working-age population and is one of the world economy’s largest sectors, with $10 trillion spent on construction-related goods and services every year. But the industry has an intractable productivity problem and, according to Reinventing construction: A route to higher productivity, a new McKinsey Global Institute…

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In search of innovative business cards…

The innovation team has been trying to find an innovative, more sustainable way of swapping contact details other than by traditional business card, which is becoming conspicuously outdated in today’s whizzy digital world. First port of call was to look into Moo’s NFC Business Cards+, which at first glance appeared to be just what we were looking…

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Spotted on travels!

A common question regarding any innovation programme is ‘what is innovation’? This question came up as I admired our beautiful 3d printed design of the Cremorne Wharf sewer upgrade works at the new Kirtling Street offices last week. For those not in the know, this is a particularly complex design and construction scenario, with Tideway (Teal) and Thames Water…

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The domino effect

  A few weeks ago, I watched Tideway engineer Jonathan Knight take on the challenge of making sewage interesting in just 180 seconds for ICE’s Pitch180 competition. Once he had forgiven me for heckling him on stage (see below – sorry again Jonny!), I asked Jonathan to write about his experience, and where he got…

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HS2 Innovation Challenge Workshop – Smart Pile Cage Reinforcement

HS2 would like to identify possible solutions to assuring on-site installation of reinforcement.   Scope High Speed 2 Ltd. (HS2) has identified a number of cost saving opportunities which require access to the UKs innovation base. The first challenge relates to Smart Pile Cage Reinforcement. There is a significant amount of piling on the HS2…

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IOT – Connecting everything…even COWS!

If you’ve ever asked ‘What on earth is the IOT?’, Tideway’s HSW Technology Consultant, Harrison O’Hara, is here to explain, with the help of some connected cows… After a recent visit to the Internet of Things (IOT) Tech Expo at London’s Olympia, I realised that the technology will probably have made an impact in your life in some…

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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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