Equipping road infrastructure for growth
Roads are the mainstay of our global transport networks, carrying more than 70 percent of all freight traffic. With populations growing and economies evolving, the number of vehicles on roads globally is estimated to far exceed 1 billion - and is expected to increase.
Accommodating this growth presents both a major capital cost and an opportunity. Central and local government and transportation authorities are looking to upgrade existing networks and develop new infrastructure. They are exploring advanced technological solutions, such as smart motorways, autonomous vehicles and demand management systems, to help ease traffic flow, improve the driver experience and make more efficient use of existing roads and associated transport infrastructure.
A policy push to promote a more sustainable world is increasingly focusing attention on carbon-intensive road construction and vehicles, with the roll-out of greener electric vehicles driving demand for new charging infrastructure.
Our expertise in roads
We partner with clients in the roads and highways sector to help realise the potential of projects and programmes, from complex motorways programmes to asset renewal. We understand the needs of this closely regulated environment and its funding regimes.
We apply our experience to help organisations shape their investment strategies, design the optimum organisational structure and run major capital programmes. Our knowledge of whole life costs lays the foundations for lifetime optimum performance.
We drive efficiencies and devise collaborative procurement models to help build client and supply chain capability and partner with highways agencies, local government and transport stakeholders to support on time, on budget maintenance, renewals and enhancement programmes.
Complex programme thinking
We set ourselves clear targets, and constantly strive to stay ahead of the industry bring brining innovative thinking.
We do not have ties to any design, construction or engineering team, so we approach every task with an independent mind-set.
We know that with the right approach projects of any complexity can be kept under control. We focus on achieving the outcomes required, as well as tasks.
See how we have worked with clients globally to build and upgrade metropolitan road networks, high-speed highways, major interchanges, bridges and other essential road infrastructure to optimise efficiency and performance throughout their lifetime.
Learn about the latest best practice and trends in the global highways and roads sector as our own team of experts and leading clients from across the industry share their in-depth perspectives.
Delivering sustainable infrastructure: bridging the gap between demand and funding
We are seeing a new era of infrastructure investment across the globe - an era focused on overcoming the major challenges we face in modern society, from climate change to economic recovery and social inequality.
Transforming infrastructure performance: how the construction industry can step up to carry an ever-growing burden
Communities are benefitting from the power of infrastructure investment in action, but we need to transform how we plan and deliver major programmes.
Procuring for performance: opportunity in response to market uncertainty
Procurement needs to seize the opportunity to deliver a construction industry that will meet net-zero demands, build resilience and widen opportunities in the supply chain.
Our expertise in the highways and roads sector extends from advisory services to inform the initial client strategy through to programme and project set-up and delivery. We help unlock and explore innovation opportunities and drive operational excellence in organisations that cover wide geographies and portfolios of projects, while also providing hands-on project support.
We bring our cost and project management experience to ensure robust control at every stage while driving value in capital, operational and maintenance expenditure.
Our understanding of programme and project management supports delivery, driving and assuring performance. Across programmes and projects, our services are dedicated to enabling value, performance and success.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost performance at every stage by applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence. These approaches drive the pursuit of cost and value targets.
Procurement and supply chain management
We promote project success by engaging with the market, procuring the supply chain and maximising the use of technology to unlock innovation opportunities and drive effective decision-making.
We drive and assure performance by building functional capability, providing insights into performance and sharing and implementing lessons from other major programmes to mitigate common risks and challenges.
Controls and performance
We apply robust and proactive controls from a clear baseline to deliver confidence in programme and project performance.
We provide performance diagnostics and capability analysis that allow asset owners to understand both the capability they need now and over the whole lifecycle of the asset.
Delivering signature schemes, like the A303, involves a strong commercial focus working in an integrated project team to ensure we deliver best value and support economic growth. Dr Dave Hull CIP Commercial and Procurement Programme Director at Highways England