HS2: Causeway and EKFB joint venture
We explore how a joint venture between Causeway and Eiffage Kier Ferrovial BAM (EKFB) is boosting project performance through digital technology
is arguably the most anticipated (and controversial) infrastructure project the United Kingdom has seen this millennium. The project consists of a new, high-speed railway system connecting a number of major cities in the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Just yesterday, that Laing O’Rourke built the projects’ first bridge in just two days, and today we take a closer look at a joint venture which is enabling productivity and performance surrounding the project to soar.
The partnership between construction software company Causeway, and Civil Engineering company EKFB is delivering works for HS2 with the power of technology, combining their knowledge to enable EKFB to exceed expectations whilst staying within budget.
The software solutions offered by Causeway support supply chain management and electronic invoicing whilst enabling transparency into costs and visibility amongst EKFB’s real-time performance. The software is enabling both EKFB and HS2 Ltd. to maximise the overall efficiency of the infrastructure project.
“We want to be known for championing innovation. A key part of our strategy is to make the best use of data integration to provide one source of truth, in real-time,” said David Lowery, EKFB Executive Director.
He then went on to say: “We work with key industry suppliers and business teams to use data to increase productivity, health, safety and wellbeing on site. Our digital strategy helps us to expose real value from data to manage operations, keep costs down and take a proactive approach to issues to drive the overall efficiency.
“Causeway offers the expertise and experience we need to manage an expansive supply chain and monitor the construction of many assets, including 15 viaducts, 6.9km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and around 30m cubic metres of excavation. Cost management is essential to our success and Causeway is the partner that has the innovative capabilities to help us deliver our part of Britain’s new low carbon high-speed railway.”