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UK’s landmark Green Finance Strategy unveiled

The government has announced its Green Finance Strategy, setting out plans to increase investment in sustainable projects and infrastructure. Ministers say the strategy is also a call for collective action, setting out how the UK will work with industry, regulators, academia and international partners to deliver the urgent and far reaching change that is needed….

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Costain appointed as sole maintenance service provider by United Utilities

Costain has been appointed as sole maintenance service provider by United Utilities under a framework contract for an initial period of five years, with an option to extend to ten years. The deal will see Costain provide overall management and delivery of United Utilities’ larger-scale water and waste water asset maintenance activities across the entirety…

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WSP secures ten projects with Highways England

WSP has been appointed through Highways England’s specialist, professional and technical services (SPaTS) framework contract on ten existing highway-related design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) projects. Running to December 2020, WSP will provide technical support to Highways England in managing their day-to-day business for ten existing projects, collectively covering over 10% of the strategic road…

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Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) survey

Highways England has commissioned a project to look at the potential value of using Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) on construction sites. Attached is a flyer with a short summary of the project which also gives background and purpose.  An ultimate goal of the commission is to develop a “roadmap” with industry stakeholders. The target…

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ISCF Transforming Construction – Year 1 Review Workshop- Presentations

i3P recently attended the ISCF Transforming Construction – Year 1 Review Workshop which was held in Birmingham. The presentations from the day, including the project pitches can be found online here. In this folder you will also find the final delegate list spreadsheet, with emails for those who opted in to share. This also includes those unable to attend on the day. Please note this is…

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Engineers achieve £7m cost saving for HS2 station roof

Lead engineers on HS2’s Old Oak Common station, WSP, have revealed a 27% reduction in the structural steel for the station roof at the west London super-hub. WSP, with Expedition Engineering, have continued to undertake a series of value engineering reviews for Old Oak Common, following the station designs which were revealed in February this…

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Farewell from HK!

After 16 months, my Hong Kong odyssey is at an end! This has been the 5th ‘i3P membership’ employer I’ve had since joining the industry back in 2006 (Laing o’Rourke, Crossrail, CH2M, Tideway and now Gammon) and it’s fair to say I think the industry has truly recognised the scale of the digital transformation challenge…

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Communities set to benefit from new housing infrastructure rules

New rules which make the way housing developers pay money for infrastructure simpler and more transparent are being introduced, the government has confirmed. Builders already have to pay for roads, schools, GP surgeries and parkland that is needed so that areas can cope with the influx of extra residents. Now, housing minister Kit Malthouse has…

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TfL awards £350m contract to replace oldest DLR trains

Commuters using the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will benefit from “more frequent and reliable journeys from 2023,” after Transport for London (TfL) today announced plans to replace the oldest trains currently serving the railway. TfL has awarded the £350m contract to design and manufacture new trains to Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A (CAF). The…

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