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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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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…

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Innovation Advent Day 20 – How wolves change rivers

Today’s great Advent blog comes from another of our active innovation champions, Ines Faden. Thanks Ines! Trophic cascades and innovation, or, how wolves change rivers I came across the concept of trophic cascades recently while watching this fascinating 4 minute video ‘How wolves change rivers‘ (use headphones if you are watching at work as it…

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Innovation Advent Day 19: Inspiring the next gen of innovators

I think there are many reasons why I became an engineer, but I’ve no doubt that having lots of practical and educational STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) toys when I was a kid definitely helped. Many a happy hour was spent with overflowing boxes of lego, k’nex or meccano. I had a chemistry set,…

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Innovation Advent Day 16 – Seeing out 2016 with a BIG bang!

Today see’s the Tideway Innovation Forum (TIF) meet for the fifth time this year, during which we have created the Great Think innovation programme from scratch! The meeting was hosted at COMIT (Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT) of which Tideway are corporate members. All members of the Alliance are represented @ TIF with the aim of…

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Innovation Advent Day 14 – Imagine.

This latest ‘Guest Blog’ for innovation advent is written by Joseph Henderson, Tideway Civil Engineering apprentice for West. Joe’s vision has inspired us to develop a ‘tag line’ for the Great Think Programme. Imagine. Innovate. Inspire. Imagine if we could undertake site surveys from a great vantage point and use high resolution images taken from the latest drone…

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Innovation Advent Day 13 – the iPad made me do it

Hi all, Well I’ll be honest, I ran out of time to do my innovation advent calendar today, so I thought how can I get it done quickly? So, I’m using my speech to text function on my iPad to narrate my blog and and it’s kindly writing it straight up for me. I’ll try…

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Innovation Advent Day 12 – Life on Mars

A bumper edition of the blog today(to make up for skipping weekends) – allow me to introduce eco-innovator Ben Weeks, who wants to tell us what life might be like on Mars… Over the last few weeks I have had some fantastic conversations with Sophie and Paul from the Innovation team. In fact, before then,…

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Innovation Advent Day 9 – Safer with Technology

It’s Innovation Advent Day 9 and today we have a guest blog from Harrison O’Hara, who will be shortly joining the Tideway HSW team as a HSW Technology Consultant for one of Tideway’s innovation projects.   I have spent most of my working life promoting the use of mobile and other technologies in the construction…

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