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Blog: Featured finalist - Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Benchmarking Framework (Turner & Townsend)

04 June 2018

Innovation

Type of work: Consultancy
Type of client: Government


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 winner of the Innovation category will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 28th of June at the Royal Lancaster London. For more information about the event or to book tickets, click here.

  


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