INTEGRATION & COLLABORATIVE WORKING
Winner: Dartford West Tunnel Resurfacing Project
Submitted by: Jackson Civil Engineering
|From daily ‘team huddles' to supply-chain collaboration, team-working proved the key to unlocking one of the UK's most complex construction challenges - installing new waterproofing and resurfacing the Dartford Crossing's West Tunnel.
Innovative working methods used by Jackson Civil Engineering in collaboration with, Aggregate Industries and Connect Plus, meant they could complete 25% more re-surfacing in a shift and re-open the tunnel an hour earlier than scheduled each day - critical for one of the UK's busiest & congested routes
Crest Difference (Crest Nicholson PLC)
About the category
Judges are looking for evidence of early involvement, long-term relationships, procurement by value, common processes and modern commercial arrangements.
Obvious benefits will include a less adversarial approach, but judges will require evidence of how integration and collaborative working has led to improved products/services and customer satisfaction.
Successful entries will have succeeded in integrating their teams to such a level that they appear as a single entity to the customer.
WATERLOO AIR PRODUCTS
Waterloo Air Products plc manufacturer high quality air terminal devices and related products.
For more than 100 years Waterloo has earned and maintained an enviable reputation for ventilation system design, engineering and manufacture.
The company has deliberately sought out innovative technical and commercial knowledge from other equally demanding and complex engineering industries to enable it to fulfil the requirements and expectations of even the most challenging clients.
Waterloo Air Products plc strive to provide this imaginative but always professional service within a framework of strong relationships and the company operates on an unwavering belief that if it deso not consistently give the very best service and quality then someone else will.
Waterloo is one of a small number of innovative manufacturers which actively supporst the work of Constructing Excellence. The company does this because it understands how it can deliver better performance to its customers and clients if given the opportunity to use our experience and expertise.
The business is built on levels of customer service that are rare in our industry but which make us able to collaborate constructively as part of an integrated supply chain. The value of future, reliable business from its customers is much more important than profiteering from opportunism or other party's mistakes.
Ronald Edmondson, managing director of Waterloo Air Products plc, said: "Waterloo know that, when we are involved in a project from the earliest opportunity, we can always deliver better value through design and joint costsaving.
"Done correctly this leads to better quality and less expensive buildings and improved profits for all involved. Integration and collaboration are the way of the future."