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Costain in the spotlight

Connected mobility

How can connected and automated vehicles contribute to the net zero agenda?

The Committee on Climate Change recommended a new emissions target for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050, an ambitious target which UK government has pledged to achieve. Road transport is still one of the leading contributors to air pollution and the sector has a lot of work to do to reduce its impact on the environment.

Decarbonising transportation infrastructure

Decarbonising transportation infrastructure through connectivity

Development of connected, digital transport infrastructure promises not only to improve mobility for people but could help tackle the climate challenge too.

Bringing networks together

Bringing networks together

We are moving into a rapid expansion in the uptake of decarbonised transport, with car manufacturers and governments across the world placing an emphasis on developing the required technology and associated energy and transportation infrastructure. This partnership study brought to you by Network, in association with Costain, is designed to examine the changing energy demands to enable future transportation.

The station redevelopment challenge

The station redevelopment challenge

Network Rail’s London Bridge refurbishment project was one of the biggest station improvement programmes of the past decade. Carried out by Costain, the project involved the addition of new platforms to accommodate more trains and a new concourse the size of Wembley Stadium. Costain and Newton tell Railway Strategies about a need for a culture of collaboration from all parties when working on large and complex projects.

Improving industry diversity and advancing women in transport

Advice for women in transport and the importance of being authentic

Isabel Coman, project director at Costain, shares advice for women in transport in latest blog

Together as one – how the energy and transport sectors are combining

Together as one – how the energy and transport sectors are combining

Dr Oliver Teall, head of intelligent mobility at Costain, discusses some of the challenges involved in bringing together the energy and transport sectors.

Ian Parker

Five minutes with... Ian Parker, director of rail at Costain

It’s fair to say that the rail industry relies on private engineering companies, and for good reason. Without them the infrastructure work on even the most minor projects simply wouldn’t happen and the mission to overhaul the Victorian-era infrastructure would hit the buffers. So it's great news that SmartRail World managed to feature Costain, one of the infrastructure solutions companies working on the front line of the UK's two largest projects – HS2 and Crossrail – for the latest 5 Minutes With…

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Brit-twin: Transforming the UK's infrastructure

Kevin Reeves, Group Head IoT and Data Services at Costain, explores the potential advantages of a national digital twin for UK infrastructure.

Simon Ellison, Costain

How does technology impact engineering?

Costain’s Simon Ellison on how the smart infrastructure company is using the latest technologies to drive efficiency and increase network capacity.

Cameron Tonkin

Supply chain evolution

The UK's energy sector faces significant challenges with the proliferation of new technology, shifting consumer expectations, sustainability targets and regulatory uncertainty. So how is the supply chain adapting to meet the changing needs of clients and the wider industry? Costain's Cameron Tonkin - sector director, power - speaks to Network.