Colas and URS have launched their integrated services package to highways professionals to show local authorities how they can cut maintenance costs.
The launch at the recent Future Highways conference in London came against the backdrop of calls for more ‘whole life’ procurement and maintenance.
David Craik, Colas Executive Director, said: “Many local authorities are looking to develop and build a financial case to secure investment in their networks. Reduction in long term spend is vital.
“The need to create and deliver intelligent Asset Management Plans that provide maximum benefit for minimum investment are now more important than ever.”
Adrian Coy, URS Local authorities Director added: “With the role of the contractor and consultant evolving and the commitment to build long-term business cases, we have extended our existing relationship with Colas to offer an integrated asset management service to our clients.
“URS has successfully worked with Colas for a number of years now but the decision to formally integrate our offering is a proactive approach towards addressing the issues highlighted at last week’s conference.”