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10-year government pledge sets out £600bn of infrastructure investment by 2028

Ministers have reiterated their commitment to developing major infrastructure projects as they unveil £600bn worth of investment over the next decade. Central to the success of the £600bn pipeline is a renewed focus of implementing more modern approaches to construction as the government calls for expertise to advise on greater use of cutting-edge techniques. As…

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Heathrow delivers boost to UK’s offsite construction industry

Heathrow expansion is set to lead the UK’s offsite construction revolution as 65 potential logistics hubs across the country progress to the next stage in the search for the final four. The airport will determine which hubs are best placed to progress to the shortlist next spring, by inviting the sites to expand their bids…

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Blockchain and the Construction Industry: Hype or an Industry Innovation?

Over the past several months, blockchains and block-chaining have made international news. Block-chaining is used in cryptocurrency or digital currency. Currently, the healthcare industry is looking into ways to use block-chaining in the access and creation of healthcare records. Blockchain and the construction industry are natural partners in this technological revolution. What is a Blockchain?…

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We can’t lose Construction Sector Deal momentum, ACE chief tells MPs

In the latest evidence gathering mission by MPs, the chief executive of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Hannah Vickers warned about losing the “good will” and “momentum” surrounding the government’s Construction Sector Deal as questions on progress were brought to the table. Vickers was part of a panel of industry leaders invited to…

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Upcoming i3P Events

i3P Chemical Sector Workshop-5th Dec 2-5pm, London Earlier this year, the KTN forged cross-sector links with the Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP)on behalf of i3P. The aim of these links is to develop greater understanding in the chemical sector of the challenges faced by infrastructure and to inform the infrastructure on the art-of -the-possible offered by chemistry. In…

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Heathrow appoints delivery commercial director for expansion

Heathrow has announced that Emma-Jane Houghton will be joining the airport as delivery commercial director for expansion in February 2019. Houghton will be joining Heathrow from KPMG, where she worked as a director for the infrastructure advisory group since January 2014, working on collaborative partnerships, alliances and joint ventures. Chartered quantity surveyor Houghton previously also…

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Gammon’s sharing sessions, collaborations and celebrations

A busy and exciting week for Gammon and the innovation team here in Hong Kong. We were very pleased to have welcomed a number of start-ups, international contractors and academia to our offices as well as celebrating our 60th anniversary! Dev Amratia, co-founder and CEO of nPlan (i3P Spark 2018 Finalist), and his team have…

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