The Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre: Keytree & SAP help Costain Group transform UK infrastructure projects
The UK transport sector is responsible for supporting the transport network that serves people and businesses around the UK and controls a £600bn spend portfolio, working with large main contractors who, in turn, work with a variety of sub-contractors. Projects include London Underground, high-speed trains and major highways, and feature transportation infrastructure costs, delivery plans, production schedules and carbon footprint strategies.
The UK infrastructure sector used up to 30% of infrastructure project data, gathered from disparate data siloes, to support the management of all its projects. But the industry needed to expand its data visibility and intelligent usage for real-time decisions focused on efficiencies across many project metrics, so it decided to put out a call, requesting the industry to build an integrated platform for information. Following a selection process, Costain Group were awarded the project to develop and establish the Intelligent Infrastructure Control Centre (IICC), a cross-industry platform created using SAP technology and Microsoft Azure architecture.
Costain Group delivers integrated leading-edge smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s transportation, water, energy and defence markets. It also offers consultancy and digital technology services, plus complex project management to deliver national critical infrastructure requirements. The ultimate goal is for the IICC to be used across the construction industry to improve project delivery. The IICC will achieve this by offering greater work visibility, encouraging innovation, and making transportation projects more efficient while lowering emissions and saving public funds.