Transport for London, 5 Endeavour Square, London E20
TIES Living Lab: A catalyst for cultural change in the Transport Infrastructure sector – achievements, lessons and legacy
This conference on the policy impacts of the TIES Living Lab is its final showcase event following a two-year delivery programme. It will be an opportunity to demonstrate how this work furthers Government’s policy ambitions, enables the delivery of the Construction Playbook, the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) Roadmap 2030 and to set out its legacy.
We will hear how partners from across the transport infrastructure sector have used new ways of working to shape their thinking around the development of new tools, systems and processes that support project delivery and accelerate the adoption of innovations within their schemes.
Attendees will be able to consider opportunities to trial these ways of working on future transport infrastructure projects. Also, where they can drive greater value for money, productivity, and whole life value within their infrastructure programmes.
During the day, we will share the outcomes, lessons, and achievements of the TIES Living Lab programme, establish its legacy and ensure this will inform and enable government’s and industry’s plans to improve infrastructure delivery. Specifically we will highlight:
• New forms of collaborative working
• Communities of Practice – cross-sector subject specialist groups
• Standards harmonisation across specific assets
• Improving data-sharing and benchmarking
• Accelerating the adoption of MMC
We are delighted to be welcoming back our host, Antony Oliver, former Editor of NCE magazine (The Institute of Civil Engineers journal) and Infrastructure Intelligence magazine (Association of Consulting Engineering journal), who will introduce the event. It will be live-streamed to an audience joining remotely as well as taking place in-person.
We are even more pleased to be able to welcome the Minister for Transport, Andrew Stephenson to the conference who will not only be making a keynote speech but will be chairing a Round Table with senior leaders from across the construction sector.
09.00 Registration opens
09.30 Welcome by host, Antony Oliver
09.35 TIES Living Lab Programme – the journey, benefits, and legacy – Neil Robertson, CEO, NSAR
10.00 Keynote Speech by Andrew Stephenson MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport
10.15 Roundtable Chaired by Andrew Stephenson MP
Theme: Construction Reform – How can we work more collaboratively to drive the right societal outcomes and deliver greater efficiency savings?
• Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, NSAR
• Nick Smallwood, Chief Executive, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
• Mark Reynolds, Chair of Construction Leadership Council and MACE CEO
• Ed McCann, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
• Sue Kershaw, Managing Director of Transportation, Costain.
• Stuart Harvey, Chief Capital Officer, Transport for London
• Ian Parker, Programme Delivery Director, East West Railway Company
• Adam Simmons, Director, Future Road Investment Strategies, National Highways
• Sam Stacey, Challenge Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI.
• Mike O’Hare, HS2 Commercial Director
• Darren James, Chief Executive Officer, Keltbray Group
• Christian Irwin, Network Rail
11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.15 Standards Steering Group, chaired by Andy Gordon, TfL
The TIES Standards Collaboration Steering Group has developed a methodology for standards harmonisation to enable collective procurement of the Living Lab demonstrators across appropriate client groups
12.00 Lunch and Networking
13.30 Antony Oliver – Introduction of afternoon sessions
13.35 Cost Performance and Benchmarking Steering Group, chaired by Nick West, TfL
Enabling improved performance through collaborative benchmarking to influence better transport infrastructure delivery
14.15 Evidence of the Living Lab legacy
14.35 Afternoon refreshments
14.50 What’s Next for Construction Reform
Nick Smallwood, IPA and Caroline Botwood, DfT Director, Chief Portfolio Officer
15.20 Q&A and final comments
Transport for London
5 Endeavour Square
The best way to travel to the venue is via TfL London Underground services, and the nearest station is Stratford.