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Infrastructure Market Update May 2021

Published 27th Apr 21 - by rosiewatts

Infrastructure Market Update: May 2021


Top stories for Infrastructure this month:


Tarmac & JCB successfully trial new pothole fixing machine:

Tarmac and JCB have successfully trialled what has been described as “a brand new revolutionary pothole fixing machine” in partnership with Rutland County Council.

With the ability to repair a pothole in less than eight minutes, Tarmac’s highway services team carried out a full day of demonstrations with the JCB PotholePro on a 140 square metre patch of asphalt at Ashwell Business Park in Rutland. Read more

HS2 signs £52m early environment works contract with Balfour Beatty:

HS2 has signed a new £52m contract with Balfour Beatty to create new woods and wetlands as part of early environmental works on the route between the West Midlands and Crewe – also known as Phase 2a – of the high speed rail project. Read more. 

UK construction industry – toxic and dysfunctional?

A report from the Times in the UK highlighting the woeful state of the construction sector. These systemic failures are a serious barrier to sustainable procurement. Read more. 

Did you know a NEW digital topic area has launched?

Digital technology has the potential to transform the built environment, but only if the sector is equipped with the right skills and knowledge. Look at the learning available in our NEW topic to help you get t grips with what’s needed.


Digital Resources recommended for you this month:

An Introduction to your Digital Journey How and when should you start your digital transformation? Watch Now >>

Digital Leadership Identify the necessary leadership skills and competencies which are essential to successful digital transformation. Get Started >>

Cyber Security This e-learning module are to identify the necessary skills and competencies around cyber security which are essential to successful – and safe – digital transformation. Get Started >>

Embodied Carbon in Infrastructure Business Bytes

Join BAM Nuttall, Costain & Willmott Dixon at our Embodied Carbon in Infrastructure Business Bytes on the 18th May!

Our panel of experts in this field will discuss what embodied emissions are, how to measure and reduce them. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in the debate.


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