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Comment and opinion


Shane Forth, Costain

Schedule Integrity: The Key to Successful Project Management

Big engineering and construction capital projects demand the use of sophisticated project management techniques as the basis for project planning and scheduling. That is why, based on nearly 40-years I have been involved with project management, I feel strongly about spreading the word concerning the importance of the technical integrity of the project schedule to success. Central to this is the use of robust, tried-and-tested critical path analysis methods for managing time.

Jim Morrison, Costain

Balancing Portfolio Performance

My blog discusses how portfolio owners can use simple risk information to gain crucial insight into portfolio health, forecast future performance with greater certainty and maximise the value delivered from the portfolio.

Introduction To Demand Response

Introduction To Demand Response

National Grid is responsible for managing the flows of electricity to homes and businesses in the UK on a real-time basis, to do this they must match, or balance, the consumption of electricity with supply every moment of the day.

Alex Vaughan - Blog

It still feels like the business I joined, and that’s great

I’ve been with Costain since 1990, when I did my industrial year at university, then graduated in 1992....

Costain employee wearing PPE

Distinction for Oil and Gas Safety Record

As Costain turns in another notable Group performance in the annual awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Oil and Gas has continued its excellent safety record.

Tim Embley

Retreat Aims To Advance Collaborative Working

Costain's Group Innovation & Knowledge Manager, Tim Embley, reflects on a vision to strengthen relationships and trust in the industry, as legal firm Pinsent Masons stages its annual two-day ‘Infrastructure Retreat’ at the RAC Club in Epsom, with this year’s theme ‘Collaborating to deliver value’.

Supporting the search for the next CO2 Storage Sites

Our oil and gas team is using its expertise in field development and subsea infrastructure to support a £2.5 million project, helping to shape the future of Carbon Capture Storage. Working alongside partners Pale Blue Dot Energy and Axis Wells Technology, Costain’s role is to evaluate the offshore infrastructure requirements for five potential offshore sites to store CO2 generated by some of the UK’s major power stations and industrial sites around the UK.

Costain Apprenticeships

Costain Apprenticeships

Due to record investment in infrastructure and leisure alongside an increase in private housing and the commercial sector, the construction skills network predicts 224,000 extra construction jobs will be needed by 2019. It would appear an increase in apprenticeships would be the perfect solution to bridge this gap, however…

That's A Wrap

Costain’s Luke Richardson has just finalised the first TEDx event to be held in Cumbria.