• Categories

Latest news

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sustainable way of swapping contact details other than by traditional business card, which is becoming conspicuously outdated in today’s whizzy digital world.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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

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…

Read more...

Innovation Advent Day 21 – Carbon crunching

Today, Darren White, our Head of Environmental Sustainability at Tideway and Innovation Champion, shares his highlights of the last few months in the world of Tideway Sustainability. We’ve had an exciting past few months within Tideway with regards to our carbon management strategy. Earlier this year we received our first accurate carbon predictions from our…

Read more...