Balfour Beatty Publishes Paper on Coastal Risk Management

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has just published its latest paper named “Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management”.

The paper outlines ten points that could enable commissioning authorities, government and the infrastructure industry to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defenses, without compromising on quality or safety.

These range from undertaking schemes simultaneously enabling resources to be shared, through to improving procurement processes such as employing collaborative framework agreements.

Jim Hutchison, Balfour Beatty Business Development Director Flood and Coastal Risk Management, said: “Managing the cost of UK flood damage, for homeowners and businesses, will continue to be a pressing issue given the widespread changes in weather patterns with six of the seven wettest years occurring since the year 2000.”

“We work closely with the Environment Agency, local authorities and supply chain to ensure the effective delivery of flood protection schemes across the country. Taking a collaborative approach, early project involvement and standardizing solutions can deliver significant efficiencies.”

The company has delivered more than 75 coastal protection and flood defense projects worth over £500 million for clients such as local authorities and the Environment Agency.

Since 2010, approximately 100,000 properties have had their risk of flooding reduced significantly due to Balfour Beatty’s work on flood prevention schemes.


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