Highways and Infrastructure

Highways and Infrastructure projects are engineering disciplines that involve the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, bridges, and tunnels to ensure safe and effective transportation.

What should you expect from Highways and Infrastructure Projects

  • Greater operational efficiencyWith a clear design articulation of a good highways and infrastructure strategy, you will unlock access to new housing estates to support competitive cities, provide healthy, sustainable places, inclusive community growth and ensure this is balanced beyond just cities. Highways have great benefits to industries, educational institutions, tourist centres and hospitals to enable safe travel.

Benefits of using BPG to facilitate your Highways and Infrastructure Relationships

  • We know what practices work really wellWe’ve optimised over 500 prime contractor complex relationships. We know how to successfully accelerate your procurement, mobilisation and optimisation of these large infrastructure projects, and which practices you need to avoid to make sure your designs and logistics strategy support you achieving your outcomes, quickly.

What BPG delivers

  • Maximum value in your relationshipWe help you make sure your requirements and expectations are internally agreed within your organisation, that your business case and proposed requirements stand up to independent scrutiny and are clearly communicated to the prime contractor market. This simplifies the procurement and contracting process so you know ‘the art of the possible’ and engage with fit for purpose supplier(s) to generate maximum value.

Why BPG’s process is so important

  • A stable relationship promotes innovation. Our ‘Optimise’ process will drive great behaviours between you and your supplier and optimise the integration of your contracting teams, at the same time as minimising design, construction and on-going maintenance costs.

Considerations in Infrastructure and Highways Relationships

How does an Infrastructure and Highways Relationship operate?

Infrastructure can take many forms – it can be defined in physical, green and community terms and is essential to support objectives of increased housing provision, economic growth and mitigating climate change, and of creating thriving and sustainable communities.

In addition to housing and job opportunities, supporting infrastructure including green energy, utility services, transport, schools, open space, community, health and leisure services, are all needed.

What challenges typically arise?

At the strategic level :

  • Lack of clarity and consistency of national objectives and standards
  • Mixed access to designations
  • Complex and inflexible approval processes
  • Need for robust and integrated decision-making
  • Efficiency and adequacy of the land acquisition process.

At the operational level :

  • Poor supply chain capacity and management (materials and labour)
  • Brexit and political uncertainty affecting regulatory environment
  • Government funding challenges due to wider fiscal pressures and market volatility
  • Increased focus and scrutiny on opportunities and savings realisation
  • Infrastructure schemes from program planning to implementation
  • Scope creep/design development
  • Reputational risks associated with benefits demonstration to stakeholders.

Foundations for Success

There are some key elements to apply to the approach:

  • First, establish social and economic priorities. Only then consider what projects are best suited to deliver them
  • Ensure that any process for selecting projects needs to be fact based and transparent to ensure accountability
  • Put in adequate controls; specifically, have robust risk-analysis and risk-management protocols and provide timely reporting on progress relative to budgets and timelines
  • Complete the early stage engineering and risk analysis as a separate due diligence exercise before starting construction (it’s cheap insurance at 3%-5% of the capital cost)
  • Streamline permitting and land acquisition
  • Design the project to reduce time-consuming land battles
  • Build an Intelligent Client Function project team with the right mix of abilities.

Some examples of Infrastructure and Highways Relationships we can support you in

  • Highways, Streets, and Roads
  • Bridges
  • Mass Transit, Airports, and Airways
  • Water Supply and Resources
  • Waste/Waste Water Management
  • Power Generation and Transmission
  • Telecommunications
  • Hazardous Waste Removal/Storage

A few examples of the Highways & Infrastructure partners we have detailed knowledge of

  • Aecon
  • Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
  • AH Nicholls & Sons Ltd
  • Albion Drilling Group Ltd
  • Alrabiah Consulting Engineers
  • AmcoGiffen
  • American Bridge UK Ltd
  • Arup
  • Avon Construction Ltd
  • B&M McHugh Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • BAM Nuttall
  • Barhale Ltd
  • Barton Ltd
  • BCM Construction
  • Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • blu-3 (UK) Ltd
  • Bouygues Travaux Publics (UK) Ltd
  • Breheny Civil Engineering Ltd
  • Britannia Construction Ltd
  • Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd
  • CDMG
  • Centregreat
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
  • Clancy Docwra Ltd
  • Cleshar Contract Services Ltd
  • Cliffe Contractors Ltd
  • Colas
  • Concrete Repairs Ltd
  • Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
  • Continental Engineering
  • Costain Ltd
  • Crouch Waterfall
  • David Beecroft Ltd
  • Dyer & Butler Ltd
  • Eiffage Genie Civil UK
  • Erith Contractors Ltd
  • Farrans (Construction)
  • Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd
  • Fluor Corporation
  • FM Conway Ltd
  • Four-Tees Engineers Ltd
  • Fox (Owmby) Ltd
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd
  • Galliford Try Water
  • Graham Attrill Civil Engineering Ltd
  • GRAHAM Construction Ltd
  • Griggs Streetlighting
  • Hanson Contracting
  • Heijmans
  • Highline Electrical
  • HLG
  • HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Ltd
  • Innolight
  • Interserve Construction Ltd
  • Invennt Ltd (associate member)
  • J Browne Construction Co Ltd
  • J Coffey Construction Ltd
  • J Murphy & Sons Ltd
  • Jackson Civil Engineering Group Ltd
  • JB Riney & Co Ltd
  • John F Hunt Regeneration Ltd
  • John Sisk & Son Ltd
  • John Sisk & Son Ltd
  • Khansaheb Civil Engineering
  • Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • KKB Remediation
  • Knights Brown
  • Kokosing Construction Company
  • Land and Water Services Ltd
  • Lightways
  • Lucy Zodian
  • Mabey Hire Ltd
  • McCann
  • McCODA Ltd
  • Metrail Ltd
  • Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd
  • Muscat Road Construction & Civil Works LLC
  • New Road Construction Management
  • Nippon Koei
  • Onwave UK Ltd (associate member)
  • Osborne
  • Ovenden Allworks Ltd
  • PBA
  • PNC Infratech Limited
  • Pod-Trak Ltd
  • PORR UK Ltd
  • Pro Direct Surfacing Ltd
  • R&W Civil Engineering Ltd
  • R.S. Audley Incorporated
  • Ramboll
  • Rogers Group Inc
  • RPS
  • Sanders Brothers
  • SB Civil Engineering Ltd
  • Sidewinderuk.com Ltd
  • Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
  • Skanska Civil Engineering
  • Skanska Infrastructure Services Ltd
  • SparkX
  • SSE Contracting
  • Stanley Road Construction
  • Sweco
  • TAG Construction Ltd
  • Tarmac
  • Taylor Woodrow
  • Tough Construction
  • Transstroy
  • VINCI Construction
  • VolkerFitzpatrick
  • VolkerHighways
  • VolkerStevin
  • VolkerWessels UK
  • VS Rail Ltd
  • Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd
  • WYG

What stage are you at in your Infrastructure and Highways Relationship?

New Supplier Relationship

You’re procuring or contracting and you need it to work really well.

Existing Supplier Relationship

You’re in a partnership that could be working better.

Broken Supplier Relationship

It’s gone wrong. You need help to exit a relationship early and safely transition to another.