Innovation case studies

  • Roads

    Colas help North Somerset make £60,000 in savings

    Retread is a cold in-situ recycling process which reconstructs the entire carriageway or footway surface to a depth of 75mm. With increasing focus on sustainability, Colas’ Retread process offers a low CO2 emission alternative. By reducing the output of energy, emissions and waste, Colas are able to aid clients in significantly lowering their carbon footprint and cost.

    August 2014
  • Other

    MOSES and SACS Simulations Help Dockwise Cut Topsides Float-over Time in Half

    Dockwise Achieves Schedule for Transport and Installation of World’s Heaviest Topsides Using Bentley Technology

    December 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
  • Energy

    STAAD.Pro Saves USD 400,000 on Hamon Air-cooling Island Design

    Hamon Thermal (Tianjin) Optimizes Steel Structure for Xinjiang Jinhui Power Plant Using Single STAAD.Pro Model

    October 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
  • Rail

    Abbey Street Bridge - Bermondsey’s heritage back on track

    In 2013 we refurbished Abbey Street Bridge, a 177 year-old structure carrying nine modern railway tracks through to London Bridge on what was originally London’s oldest passenger railway line. The structure reopened in October 2013 following extensive restoration works undertaken in partnership with the London Borough of Southwark, The Railway Heritage Trust, and even the Secretary of State.

    July 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Process

    Underground Access Vehicle

    Developed by Land & Marine, a subsidiary of Murphy, the Underground Access Vehicle provides a safe and productive working environment in confined spaces such as culverts and tunnels.

    September 2014