Innovation is a large part of our culture, our people are encouraged to challenge the accepted way and to speak out when they see untapped possibilities. This ethos allows our experienced Innovation and Intelligent Solutions team to develop new innovative solutions no matter how large or small. All innovation projects are managed by our dedicated team from inception to client delivery and beyond, ensuring solutions are adapted through time.
Certain contracts will require specialised and sometimes tailored equipment to complete the task safely and with minimum disturbance to the public and end-users. Working in partnership with the Intelligent Solutions team we look at how to source or innovate bespoke equipment that meets the specific requirements of our group related activities, from gas pipes, to water meters and airport runways.
One example of our commitment to delivering specialist equipment to our Group businesses is our purpose-built Roadmender which features design innovations, conceived and developed to deliver significant benefits for both clients and the general public by allowing road works to re-open quicker and by reducing the amount of waste produced. This piece of specialist equipment can be used by both our Utilities and Transport businesses, providing an overall benefit to the Group.
Our Utilities businesses have invested in the micro ‘AIR-VAC,’ a safe, non-aggressive and non-invasive excavation unit, which was commissioned to support Smart Metering teams working on behalf of Thames Water in London. Through the use of this non-invasive technology there is no spoilt left on site and footpaths can be kept open.
Safer driving offers environmental benefits
This week (14-20 November) is Road Safety Week organised by Brake, the road safety charity. So far this week, we have...