CIHT Autodesk Collaboration Award 2020 Shortlist

This award recognises those that have shown dedication to working in collaboration with other teams, organisations and/or sectors to deliver real solutions. The shortlist highlights how collaborative best practice added value to the project outcomes and what role it played in enhancing relationships and engagement.

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Building Digital Britain - Marek Suchocki, Autodesk

In the wake of COVID-19, the construction sector faces an existential crisis of what do next. Marek Suchocki discusses the potential of adopting digital workflows in the construction sector to enhance services and improve productivity.

The interview covers a wide range of aspect including the evolution of technologies, BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Digital Twins. As the UK recovers from COVID-19, there is the potential to adopt the ideas and principles of building digitally to produce better quality outputs.

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The Shortlist


Highly Commended

Regional Transport Coordination Centre


The West Midlands is enjoying a renaissance, with an upturn in economic performance, leading UK exports, a strong economic plan, creating employment opportunities, speeding up housing delivery and investing £4bn in infrastructure.

The region is staging the upcoming Coventry City of Culture and Commonwealth Games. Transport system performance is critical to their delivery, enhancing the region’s reputation and ability to attract inward investment.

With average traffic speeds at 17mph, Birmingham being the UK’s third most congested city and a £4 billion transport investment programme increasing pressure on the transport network, congestion is a challenge. Left unmanaged, ambitions will be stifled.

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Delivering HS2


HS2 and TfL have the significant challenge of constructing and operating HS2, whilst keeping London moving during a 15-year construction period. With differing priorities and a complex supply chain of contractors it has been essential to establish strong collaborative relationships and procedures ahead of HS2 main works delivery in London. This workstream has several elements including establishing joint ways of working between the organisations and their supply chains, developing a shared baseline for delivery and creating better alignment between organisations at all levels.

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M23 J8-10 SMP


This entry details the collaborative efforts between Kier Highways, Highways England, Gatwick Airport Ltd and Network Rail on the £197m M23 J8-10 scheme in Surrey.

Improvements being made to Highways England’s strategic road network between the M25 and Crawley had the potential to severely impact the public travelling, going to and from Gatwick Airport, but everyone involved was driven to ensure closures were minimised whilst road and rail closures never overlapped, for the benefit of our customers.

The coordinated approach taken with regular communication and cooperation between all parties to deliver the best for our customers is truly industry leading.

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New Collaborative Contractual Arrangements for Gloucestershire Highways


In April 2019, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) commenced a new era in the delivery of their highway services with the commencement of new collaborative contracts with Atkins, for professional services and Ringway, for highway maintenance. From Contract Award, the Council and their supplier teams have worked together to set the relationship desired for the new service and embed the right collaborative behaviours across all levels, of all organisations, to deliver an effective and progressive service for the residents of Gloucestershire.

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A46 Anstey Lane Widening Project


The A46 Anstey lane widening scheme had complex arrays of stakeholders with two local authorities and Highways England being ultimate owner of various parts of the scheme.

By way or recognising 'what good looks like' in terms of collaboration and embracing the CITB's 'Get it Right' initiative, the project teams from each organisation aligned to form 'one team' underpinned by a Project Charter defining the way in which they would work.

This approach delivered a high-quality, on-time and under budget scheme with exemplar safety, environmental and sustainable standards all borne out of a truly aligned and collaborative culture and approach.

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Scotlands National Transport Strategy


Collaboration has been at the heart of the development of Scotland’s National Transport Strategy. Our Call for Evidence identified the key themes for transport, leading us to work with over 60 transport partners to deliberate on the current challenges and future opportunities for our transport system over the next 20 years. We undertook a comprehensive stakeholder engagement programme, reaching over 6,500 people in rural, island and urban areas, as well as four Citizens’ Panels. Our draft Strategy was published for consultation in summer 2019, resulting in over 1,200 responses to inform the final Strategy, which was published in February 2020.

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Kent County Council - Road Asset Renewal Contract 2018-2020


Kent County Council (KCC) and Eurovia have worked together delivering successful surfacing programmes for close to 10 years. Based on a history of collaboration, we sought to formalise our partnership using ISO44001 certification to achieve a step-change in performance, efficiencies and customer outcomes. The ISO44001 certification has provided a framework for collaboration which has enabled extremely high standards of quality and H&S. Furthermore our effective relationship facilitated the delivery of an accelerated, major programme of surfacing and strengthening across KCC’s strategic routes ahead of the Brexit deadline to accommodate enforced freight strategies associated with Operation Brock.

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