VolkerFitzpatrick, along with their design partner Atkins was awarded the Network Rail southern multi-functional framework – Anglia route (MFF). The collaboration to deliver these works is known as the Anglia Route Collaboration (ARC). This team was supported by JBA project consultants to deliver a significant number of rail infrastructure improvements and enhancements during the framework.
ARC will deliver platform extensions, station enhancements, new footbridges and upgrades to bridges and embankments along the Anglia route. Individual projects vary in value from £50k up to a maximum of £40m and progress from feasibility to handover.
ARC is underpinned by the principles of BS11000 for collaborative business relationships. Adopting and implementing BS11000 supports and complements the NEC3 framework contract ARC is operating under, providing a meaningful way to measure and continuously improve performance over the duration of the framework.
Early contractor involvement is realising significant benefits for the MFF Anglia Route. £10m of potential efficiencies have already been identified through the implementation of robust design, planning and constructability reviews early in project life cycles.
JBA achieved a reduction in planned and unplanned work hours between ship 1 and ship 2 in the structures area of 40-45% as opposed to the business expectations of 25%. This reduced the production time from 7 weeks to 4 weeks bringing the milestone payment back on schedule.
JBA set up a modern, state-of-the-art control centre that coordinated our response to incidents in service, failures and provided a route to short-term mitigations and long-term solutions to prevent re-occurrence. We also for once had a real time visibility of our resources and the competence of staff.
With the assistance of JBA, we managed to resolve recurring issues, resulting in reducing financial penalties to our customers by 3.6 million year on year.
Having the knowledge of what to do should a risk occur, as opposed to losing valuable time in crisis management proved invaluable in ensuring the Program was delivered on time and to budget - a fantastic system which we will continue to use.
The results go to show that JBA achieved their project brief very successfully...Excellent communication and involvement throughout the process.
In my 35 years of working for New York City Transit, JBA are the first consultants who truly understood our business, implemented real change and delivered sustainable results.
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The railway operator set a deadline to find a solution within 3 months. The solution was identified and implemented on the fleet within 6 weeks. JBA were able to integrate technical and organisational expertise to exceed customer expectations.
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Initially to provide hands-on consultancy services primarily within the rail industry, the primary clients being London Underground (LUL), Network Rail, Metro trains Melbourne, Sydney Trains, Bombardier Transportation, Metronet Rail, BVT Surface Fleet and BAE Surface Ships , where a variety of roles were undertaken from interim operation management, supply chain management, engineering management to COO and Vice President of Operations Performance.
Currently JBA are working with various Rail Organizations in the US to devise methods of consultant support to improve their business performance. JBA Change Management Corporation (North America) was set up June 2017 to establish a firm base for all contracts in the US going forward and to provide a presence in the North American market.
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