Amey launches internal challenge to tackle impact of the coronavirus epidemic


In recent months, a core team at Advantage has been working tirelessly with leading developers who’ve tackled the challenges posed by the coronavirus epidemic to complete both large and small-scale projects. During this period, we’ve seen first-hand how much innovation and determination is needed to keep construction projects on track during such a uniquely challenging period. So we were pleased to hear this week that Amey (a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services) is harnessing its innovation capability and launching an internal Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19.

coronavirusAs the government continues to ease restrictions for businesses and communities, the social and economic impacts of the epidemic are likely to continue for some time. With most of Amey’s workforce classed as key workers, many of its sites have remained operational, but with restricted ways of working.

As the country enters a ‘new normal’, innovative methods of operating are needed to ensure contractors and employees can remain safe and productive. Amey is helping to tackle this by launching a campaign to find solutions that will allow people to continue working while coronavirus is still in the community.

It is hoped that the challenge will generate meaningful, deliverable ideas for how Amey and its stakeholders can recover, improve and transform using the otherwise devastating COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst for change. Amey is looking for ideas such as distancing apps, redesigned PPE, and other solutions to help support physical and mental wellbeing.

Amey Strategy & Development Director, John Faulkner, commented:

“The coronavirus is presenting the industry with unprecedented challenges. We need creativity and fresh thinking to revolutionise the way we operate. People’s health and safety needs to be at the heart of how we do this, and we are looking to collaborate with supply chain and employees to find a way of getting through this crisis.”

Amey has opened the challenge to employees and selected members of its supply chain community.

If you’re one of the many developers, social housing specialists, or individual homebuilders who’s embarking upon a construction project during this unpredictable period, and you require a structural warranty, call: 0845 900 3969 or email: sales@ahci.co.uk to discuss your requirements with a member of our team. For more Advantage blog posts, pay a visit to our news page.

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