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ACE chair to continue for second year in 2019

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced that Mathew Riley will continue as chair for a second year to support the organisation through a transitional period, owing to the recent appointment of new chief executive, Hannah Vickers. While chairs usually hold office on an annual basis, ACE’s articles of association allow for it…

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Scottish government to probe impact of Brexit on construction

The potential impact Brexit could have on Scotland’s construction sector is to be investigated by a Holyrood committee. The economy, energy and fair work committee inquiry will also consider the effect technological changes and automation will have on the industry – which employs more than 154,000 people, 7% of the Scottish workforce. The construction sector…

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Merry Christmas from Gammon

 Click on the image above to view our full e-card! The Innovation team at Gammon Construction would like to wish all i3P members a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019. Thank you for welcoming us to the platform as your first international partners, we look forward to continuing the global collaboration into the new year.

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Balfour and Jones Bros join forces to deliver 9.8km Wales bypass

A 9.8km bypass connecting Caernarfon and Bontnewydd in North Wales is set to be delivered by Balfour Beatty, in a JV with Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, by spring 2021. The announcement of the project was made today and is being made undertaken on behalf of the Welsh Government with construction of the major road…

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Balfour Beatty appoints new managing director to lead its gas and water business

Balfour Beatty has appointed Matthew Steele as managing director of its gas and water business. Steele joins the firm from Network Rail where he was commercial and development director. Previously, he was programme director at Crossrail and head of power, communications and cooling upgrades for the London Underground. A chartered mechanical engineer, Steele has wide…

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£413bn UK infrastructure plan has “long way to go”, KPMG say

One of the UK’s big four auditors has said the UK government’s National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline is meeting National Infrastructure Commission’s spending recommendations but more needs to be done to drive private investment. KPMG say the pipeline is “gaining ground” with current forecasts currently at 1.5% of GDP – greater than the 1.2% recommended…

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Gambot wins big at Innovate Jardines Competition

The Gambot team from Gammon Construction were celebrating again this week after winning another innovation competition, this time with a prize of US$10,000. The Innovate Jardines’ competition was launched to all companies within the Jardine Matheson group*. Colleagues were invited to submit 5 minute videos detailing their successful technology-related projects that helped deliver improved customer…

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Heathrow Workflow Modelling of Construction Projects

This blog details the results of a short project run between Heathrow and a group of mathematical scientists at the 138th Study Group with Industry. The Study Group was hosted by the Universities of Bath and Bristol in July 2018. KTN provided funds to the Study Group to allow Heathrow and another organisation to pose challenges to…

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London ranked as the most sustainable city in the world

Despite standing tall ahead of global competitors and taking the crown as the world’s most sustainable city in the latest rankings, experts are warning political leaders that London won’t remain at the summit unless there is further investment into infrastructure, transport congestion is tackled and more affordable housing is made available. The insights come as…

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