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Costain Attends ICE Transport Infrastructure Conference

29 October 2013

Costain recently attended the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) Transport Infrastructure conference where it advised client organisations about how technology can be used to improve the way they manage and invest in their assets.

The event, called the UK Transport: The Engine for Growth, was held at ICE’s head office in Westminster, London, and focussed on the importance of transport network integration and the need for long-term strategy development in the sector.

Guests included members of the British Government and the UK transport industry, including the Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Alison Munro, the Chief Executive of HS2; Terry Morgan CBE, Chairman of Crossrail; Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner, Transport for London; and Richard Schofield, Route Managing Director at Network Rail.

The ICE conference follows the release in June of the organisation’s ‘State of The Nation’ report into transport, which outlined a number of key recommendations for improving road conditions, planning and funding, as well as the need for a clear transport strategy for all parts of the UK.

Ross Agnew, Costain’s Director for Airports and Technology, gave a presentation about future transport needs and how industry can connect people to infrastructure. The presentation was then followed by a Q&A session and the opportunity to ask Ross about his vision for the interaction between people and the transport environment, and how data can play a part in bringing the two together.

Representatives from Costain then had a chance to tell some of Costain’s key clients about some of the technological innovations the Company is implementing on current infrastructure projects.

“The event was a great opportunity to inform some of our key customers and stakeholders that Costain Technology Solutions is a core element of our service offering and instrumental in driving efficiencies and prompting a shift in the way customers analyse, improve, and optimise their assets,” said Ross.