“Never let a good crisis go to waste”. This statement on the lessons of action in adversity, attributed to Winston Churchill, describing post-war attempts to create the United Nations as a force to rebuild the global community is absolutely pertinent in a COVID-19 impacted Britain right now.
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.
We share the three benefits that Costain achieves by using ‘systems thinking’ in the context of engineering.