13 September 2018
Transport Infrastructure Efficiency - Benchmarking Framework
Type of work: Consultancy
Type of client: Government
The Judges said..."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."
In 2017, the Department for Transport (DfT) and family 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 to 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.
Turner & Townsend was appointed to define, design and deliver a Benchmarking Framework, covering how to build a common benchmarking capability and a prototype to demonstrate “the art of possible”, based on real data. The team has taken the time to engage with many stakeholders to ensure delivery of an ‘Insight Portal’ which allows users to explore data trends and to leverage that data to act as a catalyst to identifying efficiency and innovation opportunities.
“The Innovation category looks for organisations or projects that have developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges” explains Andrew Orriss, Head of Business Development, SIG Insulation and head judge and sponsor of the Innovation Award. “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.”
Turner & Townsend will now be in the finals at the Constructing Excellence National Awards on the 16th of November, up against Innovation category winners from other regions in the UK, including EvoEnergy, Atkins, Costain and Interserve.
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