Ipswich-based Jackson Civil Engineering celebrates BS11000 honour

Staff from Jackson Civil Engineering and Connect Plus with Jackson's BS11000 certificate. From left,

Staff from Jackson Civil Engineering and Connect Plus with Jackson's BS11000 certificate. From left, Simon Wilkinson, Sarah Chaplin, Paul Watson, Brian Crofton, Ian Walker, Jon Cass and Elaine Gazzini. - Credit: Archant

Jackson Civil Engineering has gained BS11000 certification, which recognised commitment to collaborative business relationships.

Ipswich-based Jackson has worked closely with clients including the Environment Agency and Connect Plus, the company responsible for managing the M25 motorway.

With Connect Plus, Jackson has developed a process using a fast-setting cement mix to carry out carriageway repairs more quickly.

Concrete carriageway sections, which make up 20% of the M25, can now be repaired during a single night closure, with the rapid curing repair mixture able to be drive over within four hours, wherease conventional methods would have required lengthy lane closures during peak periods.

Jackson technical director Jim Chaplin said: “Now in our 63rd year, we’ve worked in enough teams to recognise that business efficiency and productivity is improved by working collaboratively with our clients, supply chain and other partners,

“Through our work with Connect Plus in particular, we have first=-hand experience of the benefits that collaboration can bring so BS11000 seemed the obvious choice for us.

“It has allowed us to formalise and improve our collaborative approach to business, providing us with a framework to provoke collaborative working practices in every project we undertake.”