Delivering complex infrastructure programmes – the A19 story
The UK’s Road network is the backbone of the country’s transport infrastructure. It provides real and direct economic benefits: to business, to workers, to users. Better connections support individual towns and cities and the surrounding communities. Keeping traffic moving through faster, safer, greener, and more efficient project delivery is encapsulated in the A19 Testos junction improvement scheme.
A step closer to a connected digital transport future
Leveraging digital technology presents us with multiple opportunities to be more effective in delivering the government’s ambitions to build back better, greener and faster. Key to this is not just building more efficiently and safely but also optimising our existing infrastructure in a way that supports green jobs and accelerates our path to net zero.
You see a busy site, we see safer and more efficient construction through video analytics and AI
Tackling the need to adapt and find new and innovative ways to support communication, planning, and safety activities on construction sites, Costain is collaborating on a digital research and development project, partly funded by Innovate UK to help improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance the safety and security of all workers.
You see a busy site, we see data making construction safer, greener, more efficient and sustainable
According to UK Green Building Council, 10% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions are directly associated with construction. Industry is constantly innovating to find new ways to mitigate the environmental impacts and meet the Government’s 2050 net zero target.
Reducing the construction machinery carbon footprint through data driven behaviours
In 2018 Costain was one of the first infrastructure companies in the UK to introduce air quality standards for plant machinery used on complex delivery projects nationwide, reducing the impact on the local environment and communities. This standard is now widely adopted across the industry.
How an ‘Alexa’ for infrastructure is emerging
We’ve seen what a single source of truth and collaborative data sharing can do on a major programme like the A14 but how might this be applied across a number of programmes, a framework or even an enterprise? Here we discuss how setting up the right data sharing platform can help transform programme or business performance and meet carbon reduction targets.
How cultural and digital initiatives enhanced integrated working and delivery of the A14
The first phase of the Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme was completed a year ahead of schedule, and the second eight months early with £196m in efficiencies realised against the client target of £108m. One of the questions Mark Berg is often asked is ‘how?' Read more to learn how the A14 Integrated Delivery Team exceeded expectations.
New guidance to help suppliers reduce the risks to roadside workers
Industry leaders have set out six clear steps companies can take to make working with, or near, heavy machinery, safer.
Rebuilding customer confidence in the age of Covid-19
At Costain, we believe that leveraging behavioural insights and technology is at the heart of attracting customers back to public transport. We want customers to travel with confidence and we recognise that it is only by working with transport providers to understand their challenges that we can make this a reality.
Engineering Matters Podcast #74 Weaving a new data fabric for infrastructure
Our expert, Tim Embley and has teamed up Neil Robertson from the National Skills Academy for Rail, Stuart Harvey from Transport for London and Engineering Matters to talk about a major programme that is being spearheaded by the UK’s transport sector: The Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab, or just ‘the Living Lab’ for short).