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i3P seeking case studies of carbon reduction initiatives

Significant challenges remain with implementing carbon reduction across a project life-cycle. To combat this, i3P have set up a project to engage with the infrastructure industry to identify case studies that demonstrate pragmatic carbon management and reduction. The case studies will include: • what carbon reduction opportunities and solutions look like, and the benefits of…

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Sharing engineering data for the public good

Join the Open Data Institute, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sharing engineering data to drive innovation and increase safety. Speakers will include Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor Richard Clegg and Dr Jeni Tennison, with more industry speakers to be announced shortly. In 2017 the National Infrastructure Commission published its Data…

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Arup and Jacobs named as Environment Agency flood defence consultants

As part of the Environment Agency’s search for a new generation of engineers, Arup and Jacobs have been chosen to consult on future flood and coastal erosion projects that will keep the public and wildlife better protected. With an ever-changing climate, the need to reduce the risk of flooding has never been more pertinent with…

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Innovate UK’s Smart programme – information

Innovate UK’s Smart programme is for the very best ideas from business, no matter what field they are in or the stage of innovation they are at, from testing the feasibility of an idea through to development and prototyping. The programme is for business innovation projects that offer a major step-change, either to what’s already…

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£3m on offer to test better infrastructure procurement approaches

A £3m fund is now available for pilot projects to improve approaches to procurement in infrastructure, housing and local authority-led construction. Industry training board, the CITB, is seeking applications and expressions of interest as part of the Improving Performance Through Better Procurement Approaches commission, in a bid to learn from good practice and share it…

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Social value tool signs up Network Rail

A bespoke social impact reporting tool is working with Network Rail to put CSR monitoring firmly on the agenda, by measuring company-wide social value activities. Impact Reporting has signed-up Network Rail to record and analyse the value of the organisation’s social value efforts. Impact is a CSR and sustainability reporting tool which streamlines the way…

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Treasury’s infrastructure finance review can’t forget social infrastructure

*Article from Infrastructure Intelligence    The chancellor’s review of infrastructure financing must include social infrastructure to avoid leaving the industry in the dark, says Stephen Johns. Last month, Philip Hammond launched the Treasury’s infrastructure finance review, seeking new ways to privately finance public infrastructure projects. The consultation considers that half of the UK’s £600bn infrastructure…

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Costain-Arup partnership to help drive improvements for Yorkshire Water customers

Arup and Costain have teamed up in a joint venture to secure a health and safety assurance consultancy framework contract as part of Yorkshire Water’s AMP7 capital investment programme. The framework aims to facilitate the delivery of resilient assets and improve service for Yorkshire Water customers by supporting its health and safety assurance needs, promoting…

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Tideway’s first Technical Conference a roaring success

Thursday 28 March marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Whether by design or divine coincidence, it also marked the first Tideway Technical Conference. This event, spearheaded by Tideway’s Chief Technical Officer, Roger Bailey, was designed to reflect on the technical achievements that have been made so far on the project…

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