Value Management Team
Colas recognise the importance of a strategic approach to
network management. We are committed to investing in the skills and
resource to shape our business for the future so that we can offer
delivery solutions that are right from the outset, affordable and
responsive to on-going needs.
Our Value Management team work to integrate and recommend the
best available products, services, techniques and asset management
solutions for each of our client's unique requirements.
The Value Management team was formed to blend our UK expertise
along with that of the International Colas Group. By utilising the
knowledge and techniques that exist throughout the Colas group,
they can put forward solutions that provide optimal engineering
results. These include technical, engineering, environmental and
contractual obligations and needs. The team consider all the unique
skills, expertise, products, materials, applications, services and
software in the Colas Group to enable a complete service to be
offered to our clients.
The solutions and recommendations are combined by the team to
create a complete in house service specification designed to meet
our customer's unique requirements.
Asset Management Software Hummock
Our asset management software was developed by the team for use
on the Portsmouth PFI contract; the software was designed for
complex requirements of upgrading and then maintaining the network,
the software incorporated factors such as future renewal costs,
life expectancy of various treatments, minimisation of traffic
management and the residual life of the network once the contract
The software modelled each road on the network in order to
simulate the progressive annual deterioration and determine the
optimum time to repair and upgrade each road. It then produced a
detailed programme for every road based on its current condition,
traffic flows and construction.
Currently the team are also working on the development of this
software with other tools such as the Environmental Calculator and
the Pavement Design Optimiser.