Omnicom Balfour Beatty recognised for best in class use of emerging technology

Omnicom Balfour Beatty was praised last night at the Transport for London (TfL) Supplier Awards for their unrivaled use of emerging technology.

The TfL Supplier Awards, aptly hosted in the London Transport Museum, recognises top suppliers who are contributing to the smooth running and improvement of the London Transport network.

With the use of the state-of-the-art OmniCapture3D, Omnicom Balfour Beatty supplies TfL with a means of surveying the 38 kilometers of Docklands Light Railway network remotely, improving the safety of the workforce and journey quality for the public. OmniCapture3D employs laser scanners, high-definition imaging and data sharing; technology which removes the need for manual surveying.

Balfour Beatty was also highly commended for their safety initiatives and overall collaborative partnership with TfL.

Mark Bullock, Chief Executive Officer for Balfour Beatty’s Rail and Utilities business, said: “With the use of our innovative digital asset management tools, we provide our customers with the latest technologies to improve safety and reduce costs.

“At Balfour Beatty, we are leveraging the latest developments in digital to support our customers and champion innovation throughout the infrastructure industry.”

Balfour Beatty is committed to using cutting-edge technology to design, build and maintain its portfolio of diverse projects. ‘Digital’ is integral to the business, allowing the company to innovate and implement improvements in efficiency, quality and safety.

Balfour Beatty has committed to reducing the amount of work being undertake onsite by 25% by 2025 with the use of digital and innovation solutions in order to become more productive and efficient.