Innovation case studies

  • Water & Waste

    360° Engineering

    Murphy provides 360° engineering through early involvement of integrated project teams, feeding lessons learned into new and existing projects resulting in safer methods of working and driving down carbon emissions and costs.

    September 2014
  • Rail

    John McAslan + Partners Uses 3D Modeling to Facilitate Design of King’s Cross Station

    MicroStation Enables Innovative Redevelopment that Melds Grade 1 Listed Building with State-of-the-Art Design

    September 2014
  • Modernising railway examinations

    In 2014 leading infrastructure asset management company Amey won a second five-year term as Network Rail’s (NR) sole external supplier of civil examinations, and retained a major footprint in rail structures assessments. The company inspects and reports on the condition assets in the utilities, highways and rail sectors, including over 100,000 assets that make up the vast majority of the UK’s rail network.

    November 2015
  • Water & Waste

    Toowoomba Regional Council Tackles the Challenges of a Failing Common Effluent System Using SewerGEMS

    Bentley Software Helps Council Compare Conventional Gravity and Pressure Sewer Systems to Recommend Optimal System

    December 2014
  • Transport

    Murphy Energy-saving Eco Cabins

    Developed to a bespoke Murphy specification in collaboration with the cabin manufacturer, the Energy-Saving Eco Cabin saves carbon, water and costs.

    September 2014
  • Roads

    Colas launches integrated Control Room in Portsmouth

    In the summer of 2013 Colas opened its all new high-tech Control Room. Using established practices with new technologies, the Control Room is now the hub of highway maintenance activity in Portsmouth.

    November 2014
  • In with the new: Fostering innovation

    Innovation was critical to bringing New Street in on time and on budget – and that meant giving the supply chain a platform to propose their ideas. Paul Dalton, senior project manager for Mace, writes about the lessons he took from the project by using specialist supply chain knowledge to enhance the programme.

    December 2015
  • Roads

    A57 Liverpool Road, Salford, Ralumac HT Scheme

    Ralumac HT was chosen for this scheme due to it being a BBA approved double coat, single pass application. The first coat regulates and seals the existing surface, followed by a second coat using a 10mm aggregate. After compaction and embedment the total thickness of this process was 18mm thick, giving the client reduced levels compared to using a traditional overlay.

    August 2014
  • Transport

    Cyclist Safety System

    Murphy has worked with Crossrail and Transport for London’s Fleet Operation Recognition Scheme to develop a solution to reduce risks to cyclists and pedestrians from movements of heavy goods vehicles in built up areas.

    September 2014
  • Rail

    Bridge Strike Monitoring Technology

    Murphy, in collaboration with Network Rail, has developed a cost-effective system for remote monitoring of damage to rail structures

    September 2014

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