Innovation award winners at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards London South East

Turner & Townsend, with the Department for Transport, have won the Constructing Excellence Innovation Award for the London and South East.

We were appointed to define, design and deliver a Benchmarking Framework for the Department for Transport, covering how to build a common benchmarking capability and a prototype to demonstrate “the art of possible” for driving efficiencies in the UK transport sector. In 2017, the Department for Transport (DfT) and related organisations (Highways England, Network Rail, TfL, Crossrail, HS2) developed the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy (TIES) to cascade best practice, drive improvements in the way that infrastructure is designed, delivered and maintained, and inform decision making to optimise capital investments.

A key ambition was to establish a benchmarking capability across the organisations. They commissioned a project to ‘prove the concept’ that benchmarking could inform better decision making by building, testing and demonstrating a new accessible platform that would enable sharing and interpretation of data, establish metrics that inform infrastructure and to provide a basis for effectively sharing best practice between transport clients.

Andrew Orriss, Head of Business Development, SIG Insulation and head judge and sponsor of the Innovation Award, said:

The Innovation category looks for organisations or projects that have developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges”

"Whilst the platform is not yet fully tested, the panel recognised its huge potential. It will require the team to overcome some challenges relating to various sharing of cost data but if they succeed the benefits will be significant.”

Congratulations to the team who contributed to the project over the past 12 months.

For further information contact:

Paul Howlett
Head of Communications and Marketing

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