“Early engagement between clients, project leaders, engineers and all subcontractors on significant rail projects has always seemed like common sense to me and I have seen encouraging signs that it’s happening on ground investigation projects in the rail sector,” Jon told Railway Strategies. “Ensuring that all parties get together to talk through the project as close to its inception and as far from its start date as possible benefits everyone in terms of time, stress and cost.”
Jon goes on to discuss Structural Soils’ most recent service launch of RAIL SI and RAIL SI+PLUS, which provide integrated rail service packages from a single supplier, and how these services enhance effective cooperation and communication between all parties.
“Multiple suppliers can increase the chances of failure, cost overruns or other predicaments if all parties don’t exercise first-class project management discipline and ironclad control,” says Jon. “By offering a single point of contact, we can coordinate a wide range of services and suppliers. Our experience, gained from decades of understanding this kind of work, is seen by some as essential for the successful outcome of complex projects.”
Structural Soils’ Rail SI+PLUS provides a joined-up and strategic approach to navigating the dynamic parts of the jigsaw.
“Even if major electrification projects are scaled back to a mix of diesel and electric, the industry will still need early, full-scale, close-knit project dialogue to enable the required intricate planning and delivery,” Jon concludes.
The full article is available on the Railway Strategies website, pp.20–21.