This blog is a little different to the usual ones I write in that I am not writing on a particular topic but sharing some interesting websites that I am currently reviewing and using that may be useful to those that work in the infrastructure industry.  I hope you get some value of them.

Infrastructure Australia – Revised Assessment Framework for Projects

This website and associated resources give an overview of Infrastructure Australia’s new Assessment Framework for projects that need to be submitted for approval to Infrastructure Australia.  The Assessment Framework is designed to help you to develop high-quality infrastructure proposals. It provides a national standard for best-practice infrastructure development, and explains our requirements and process for assessing proposals

This is very useful for organisations and projects that are involved in the submission of business cases as well as identifying the key elements that are important in the submission of projects.

P13 Institute of Civil Engineers – Enterprise Mature and Intelligent Infrastructure Delivery Agency

The core message from this website is that the transactional model for delivering major infrastructure projects and programmes is broken. It prevents efficient delivery, prohibits innovation and therefore fails to provide the high-performing infrastructure networks that businesses and the public require.

Project 13 is an industry-led response to infrastructure delivery models that fail not just clients and their suppliers, but also the operators and users of our infrastructure systems and networks. It seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry.  It focuses heavily on what infrastructure delivery agencies need to do to become a mature and intelligent client for their supply chain partners.

This is a great website that shares case studies, best practice templates, frameworks and collaboration forums for everyone part of infrastructure delivery agencies that want to become a mature and intelligent client.

United Kingdom Government Construction Playbook

The Construction Playbook and associated website sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programmes are assessed, procured and delivered.  These are set out in 14 key policies for how the government should assess, procure and deliver public works projects and programmes.

This construction playbook is one of the best resources I have seen for infrastructure delivery agencies and their supply chain partners in understanding the key elements that need to be covered to procure and deliver successful project outcomes.  A very useful playbook.

Alliancing Best Practice Articles and Research

This website is a must have for anyone that is involved in the procurement and delivery of Alliances both as a client or a non-owner participant.  It covers everything from best practice articles, research papers, frameworks as well as collaboration forums.  It is an extensive body of alliancing best practice that is very useful for all of us in understanding the history of alliancing from across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other jurisdictions including reports and papers prepared from all levels of government on the merits and benefits of Alliances.  A very useful resource that BRS use extensively.

I hope you find some use in these websites and look forward to providing more of these free industry resources in future blog posts.

Cities Public Transport Network Performance

This website is a future orientated insight in to how you can real time live see cities in Australia and New Zealand’s public transport performance based on publicly published data.  It gives you real time positioning of all public transport in your city, schedules and social media feeds on what customers are saying about their public transport experience.  This information will become more important in the future in allowing real time traffic modelling and planning to occur around how we move people around our cities in an effective and efficient manner.