Press Release

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

29 November 2019


Omnicom Balfour Beatty was praised last night at the Transport for London (TfL) Supplier Awards for their unrivalled 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 kilometres 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.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty ( is a leading international infrastructure group. With 26,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
  • Our main geographies are the UK, US and Hong Kong. Over the last 110 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
  • Omnicom Balfour Beatty provides a complete range of infrastructure monitoring solutions; these range from trackside, dedicated monitoring trains, RRVs, to the state of the art in service train solutions. Omnicom Balfour Beatty’s software solutions complement our hardware products and are compatible with other third-party systems and provide infrastructure owners, maintainers and operators with information to help create informed decisions in real-time or for long terms strategic planning.
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