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Balfour Beatty - Enterprise Tech Ecosystem Series

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    Company Profile

  • 23 Pages
  • June 2022
  • GlobalData
  • Balfour Beatty
  • ID: 5656187
Balfour Beatty Plc (Balfour Beatty) is a provider of construction and infrastructure services. It offers construction and related support services for infrastructure assets globally. The company's portfolio of services includes design and construction; civil, ground, electrical and mechanical engineering; building and facilities management; social housing; and refurbishment. Balfour Beatty also carries out road management and maintenance; rail engineering; and utility upgrade and maintenance works. Balfour Beatty invests in privately funded infrastructure assets and manages Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects and non-PPP schemes. The company serves transportation, social infrastructure, utilities and commercial sectors. It has operations in the UK, the US, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In 2018, Balfour Beatty introduced Rail Innovation Centre in Derby, England, to emphasize on technology offerings with the purpose of improving proficiencies and safety across the rail network for those who work on the railway and travelers. This center focuses on the technology advancements in measurement systems, ‘predict and prevent' technology, artificial intelligence, robots signaling, and data science.

The report provides information and insights into Balfour Beatty's tech activities, including:

  • Insights of its digital transformation strategies and innovation programs
  • Overview of technology initiatives covering partnerships, product launches and acquisitions
  • Insights on each technology initiative including technology theme, objective, and benefits
  • Details of estimated ICT budgets and major ICT contracts


  • Balfour Beatty is emphasizing on developing and implementing a digital model to identify the potential errors and clashes between multiple partners working on a project prior to its occurrence. It has also developed business information model (BIM), a 3D model-based process to generate information about a building or construction infrastructure from its initial launch stage through its entire lifecycle.
  • Balfour Beatty is focusing on mobile site-based technologies to reduce cost and enhance quality of information collected during complete project working processes. Its data collection system ‘eviFile', a software as a service (SaaS) platform runs through smartphones and tablets, allowing field operatives to use their device's GPS and camera capabilities to record information.
  • To transform its services and tap into new opportunities, Balfour Beatty is emphasizing on strategic partnerships with many technology companies including Microsoft, Cisco, DJM Aerial Solutions, Egnyte, Barter4Things, 3D Repo, and IOTAS, for gaining access to advanced technologies like IoT, alternative reality, big data, and connectivity.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into Balfour Beatty's tech operations.
  • Gain insights into its tech strategies and innovation initiatives.
  • Gain insights into its technology themes under focus.
  • Gain insights into various product launches, partnerships and acquisition strategies.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Accelerators, Incubators, and Other Innovation Programs
  • Technology Focus
  • Technology Initiatives
  • Acquisitions
  • Partnership, and Acquisition Network Map
  • ICT Budget and Contracts
  • Key Executives
  • About the Publisher

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Maxwell GeoSystems
  • Topcon Positioning Group
  • Sensat
  • Reveal Data Corporation
  • Procore Technologies
  • Egnyte
  • Heliguy
  • DJM Aerial Solutions
  • IOTAS Inc.
  • Barter4Things
  • DSS Automatic Doors
  • 3D Repo
  • Microsoft
  • Msite
  • Cisco