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3 experts share their insights on the future of infrastructure maintenance

As part of the community building and cross collaboration goals of the Geospatial Insights Special Interest Group, the Maintenance of Infrastructure Assets using Geospatial Insights event brought together experts from across a range of sectors. The focus is on future proofing infrastructure and the challenges and opportunities this holds. The KTN spoke with three experts in their field…

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Are you a female innovator? Join the Women in Innovation global community platform

WorldLabs is an innovative platform designed to support and encourage entrepreneurial growth. Support is available for female innovators working in all sectors with Innovate UK’s new Women in Innovation community on the WorldLabs global platform. Through the platform, women innovators will be able to source advice and support from experts and their peers. As a collaboration tool,…

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How much is too much? Planning’s role in reducing carbon emissions

The planning system needs to adapt and change to show that the UK is serious about reaching its net zero carbon target, says Freya Crunden from Atkins. The infrastructure sector is a major contributor to the UK’s carbon emissions. So, if we’re to reach the government’s net zero carbon target by 2050, the sector will…

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Industry calls for Pledge to Net Zero

Environmental experts have launched Pledge to Net Zero, the first industry commitment in the UK requiring science-based targets from its signatories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their organisations. The pledge aims to support the UK’s 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target and is aimed at all organisations working in the environmental services sector….

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i3P Carbon Conference 6th November 2019 presentation links

i3P’s Carbon Conference Agenda & Presentation links   Welcome and Introductions – Tim Embley i3P Conference Chair   Client Leadership: Transforming to a carbon neutral economy i3P Leadership Statement – Rob Ewen – Heathrow, i3P Co Chair Enabling Global Commitment – Magnus Bäärnhielm – Construction Climate Challenge   Industry collaboration: Unlocking the barriers and developing capacity Research…

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i3P SME Programme

The i3P SME programme, supported by Innovate UK, has been launched to unlock innovation hidden in the SME supply chain. Enabling the adoption of new technologies to drive productivity and support the growth of high performing SMEs. SMEs deliver 54% of total UK turnover in the infrastructure and construction sector, nearly double that of large…

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Design contract for £1bn A66 transformation up for grabs

A £45m contract to design the £1bn transformation of the A66 northern trans-Pennine route is now open for tenders. Highways England is developing plans to fully dual the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66 which links the M6 at Penrith in Cumbria and the A1(M) at Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire. The project is…

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Industry disruptors bringing opportunity to infrastructure sector

The European CEO Conference 2019 kicked off with a passionate plea from KPMG’s global head of infrastructure, Richard Threlfall, for the construction industry to be much more optimistic about the future and the role it can play in transforming society for the better. Referring to current economic and political challenges affecting the infrastructure sector, Threlfall…

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