GroupBC’s CDE selected for Highways England scheme

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Common data environment will be used for the planning and execution of the A46 Coventry junctions upgrade

Osborne, the main contractor on Highways England’s upgrade of the A46 Coventry junctions, will be implementing GroupBC’s common data environment (CDE) for the planning and execution phases of the project.

The rejuvenation of the A46 Coventry junctions is part of a UK-wide, £8.7bn project to improve England’s highly-trafficked motorways and major A roads. Osborne is one of 13 Delivery Integration Partners (DIP) that are collaborating with Highways England on a total of 18 packages of work.

Highways England already utilises GroupBC’s CDE to help accelerate project processes and improve the delivery of its major programmes. By using the same CDE technology, Osborne will be able to ‘collaborate seamlessly’ with subcontractors and supply chain, where the CDE will be the primary project information management system housing all project data securely.

“Following a review of the CDE market, we decided to select BC based on their track record of success in supporting contractors meet client information management requirements such as those from Highways England,” said Ian Holden, head of construction at Osborne. “The simple and easy to use interface stood out as a key enabler to driving adoption and end user buy in, particularly from our subcontractors.”

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