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
  • 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
  • Energy

    ScottishPower Strategy for Asset Management and Process Safety

    ScottishPower was the first power generator and the second company in the world to be certified on BSI PAS 55:2008 which benchmarks best practices, in asset management. Bentley's AssetWise Performance Management system played a key role.

    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
  • Technology

    AG5 Uses AECOsim Building Designer for Comprehensive Building Information Modeling

    Small Architecture Practice Realizes Optimized Workflows and Higher Productivity

    August 2015
  • Tunnelling

    Fibre Optic Monitoring Technology

    The Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture, in conjunction with the University of Cambridge, developed the Fibre Optic Monitoring Technology to receive live information of the Crossrail Thames Tunnel C310 performance.

    September 2014
  • Tunnelling

    Segment Tracking System

    The Hochtief Murphy Joint Venture has used a Segment Tracking System to control delivery of key components from fabrication through to installation, improving efficiencies in its tunnelling operations.

    September 2014
  • Technology

    Eastman Deploys ProjectWise® to Drive Collaboration, Greater Efficiency, and Cost Savings

    ProjectWise is an Integral Part of a New System for Global Engineering Information Sharing

    August 2015

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