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Innovation Showcase For Customers

Innovation Showcase For Customers

22 October 2015

Costain recently showcased its commitment to innovation at a major event in the heart of London, bringing together over 200 customers and key business partners to hear how innovation has delivered significant benefits to its customers’ businesses.

The Customer Innovation Event at City Hall in London was hosted by Tim Bowen, Group Business Development Director, and also included Costain business leaders and partner organisations from government and academia.

The Customer Innovation Event was an opportunity for Costain to share its latest thinking on innovation with a wide range of our customers and business partners. As the guests arrived, Costain’s PHD students and members of the Company’s business support programme welcomed guests with an exhibition about how business partners are given the opportunity to accelerate innovation to market through funding.

Tim introduced the evening by saying there has never been a more pressing time to innovate and solve challenges around three important societal needs: Water, Energy and Transport. A team of Costain’s innovation leaders then presented how the Company is delivering innovation through the services it provides.

• James Bulleid, Costain’s Group Work Winning Director, described how Costain focuses its innovation resources at its customers’ challenges.

• Project Manager, Craig Snow, illustrated how the A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Project, on behalf of Highways England, benefited from a team developing an accelerated process to take a project through the Statutory Planning process, and how all the construction work is digitally modelled before construction commences to deliver it right first time.

• Adam Jones, Process Engineer at Costain Natural Resources Division, outlined the skills of the engineering design team’s technical ability to reduce capital costs to deliver results to a legislated deadline.

• Rebecca Fleming, Commercial Manager for CiM6 (Costain Integrated with MWH for STW AMP6 Framework), described how the water team is transforming delivery to deliver greater efficiencies for the water sector.

• Lydia Walpole, Senior Engineer on Crossrail, highlighted a number of innovations the team is bringing to the rail sector to improve the experience of passengers.

• Bryony Livesey, Costain’s Head of Research and Technology, showcased how Costain is developing new processes to address significant challenges around the production of sustainable energy.

To conclude the evening, 40 innovation leaders from Costain outlined a range of game changing solutions the team is developing to solve customer challenges.

“Engineering Tomorrow is Costain's strategy to identify, develop and implement innovation across all areas of the business. This strategy was created to meet the national infrastructure needs of the country. It allows us to drive innovation deeper into our operation to improve our customer business performance. The event really highlighted our commitment to the strategy and to our customers,” said Tim Embley, Costain Group’s Innovation and Knowledge Manager.

Tim Bowen added: “We want as many of our customers to benefit from our innovations. We take great pride in developing innovative solutions to meet our customers’ most pressing challenges and, just as importantly, we take responsibility for delivering the benefits that flow from those ideas.”

The event was supported on social media through Twitter: #MeetingNationalNeeds





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