Innovation case studies

  • 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
  • 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
  • BIM

    Sweco’s ‘Live BIM’ Railway Project Significantly Improves Efficiency on Hallandsås Project

    BIM Implementation Based on Bentley Products Enables Team to Meet the Challenges of Designing in Parallel with Production

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Innovation

    Ariel Mapping System

    Global positioning partner for geo-businesses, Topcon, has helped Caintech Ltd. increase surveying accuracy and safety in the Scottish mountains following the purchase of a Sirius Pro.

    July 2015
  • Roads

    Repaving the way for A14 junction improvements

    Repave is a hot in situ recycling process for rejuvenating and resurfacing existing surface courses on carriageways and airfields. It minimises the need to remove existing material to go to landfill. Our Repave process is the only in situ surface course recycling process that is currently available in the UK.

    August 2014
  • Water & Waste

    WaterCAD helps Sabesp identify optimal hydraulic strategy, solving water supply issues

    Hydraulic Modeling Project Provides Continuous Water Supply to 240,000 Inhabitants While Reducing Operating 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