4way Appoints Technical Director for Digital
4way Consulting is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Pengelly as our Technical Director for Digital.
Ian brings more than 20 years’ experience of ITS, technology and digital consultancy projects for both domestic and international roads and transport network operators. He is an active member of the transport technology community, including ITS UK for whom Ian is the Chair for the Connected Vehicles Forum. Ian is also the Chair for BSI’s EPL/278 Committee for ITS Standards.
By continuing to build on our excellent track record for shaping and delivery of complex ITS and technology projects, 4way is continuously expanding and enhancing its service offering. Ian’s appointment is further demonstration of 4way’s commitment to delivering high quality digital advisory services that enable our clients to deliver great services for their customers.
On his appointment Ian said “I am really excited to be joining a dynamic and enthusiastic business who genuinely want to make a difference to their clients and their clients’ customers. Being entrusted to shape and grow 4way’s digital capability is an incredible opportunity for me professionally and I will enjoy working with the team to make it a success.”
On Ian’s appointment, 4way’s Business Growth Director John Westwood said “We’re delighted that Ian has agreed to join 4way to lead the development and growth of our digital services offering. He brings exactly the right blend of technical understanding and personality to enhance 4way’s reputation as a trusted digital advisor in the highways and transportation sectors.”
If you’d like to speak to Ian or John about 4way and how we can help, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4way Successful in Ongoing Certification to ISO:19650-2
Following an annual external re-certification audit undertaken on February 14, 4way are pleased to confirm that the outcome of the audit was that ‘The organisation has demonstrated it is delivering projects to meet with the requirements of ISO:19650-2, and their clients requirements.’ And an excellent audit outcome that reported ‘No non-conformities to review from previous assessments and no new non-conformities were identified during the assessment.’
4way are certified as an Appointed Party – Specialist Designer and Principal Designer of highways intelligent transport systems and lighting within civil infrastructure projects, complying with BIM in accordance with BS EN ISO:19650-2:2018 incorporating the UK National Annex.
For further information or if you would like to enquire about 4way supporting in your projects please contact Craig Clift.
4way Continue to Support Local Charities
After the success of our reverse advent calendar challenge in December 2021 where we filled Dry Bags with food and clothing to donate to local homeless charities, we decided to follow up with another 4way charity event this Christmas.
The highlight of the 2022 4way Christmas party was a raffle of some very tempting prizes to raise money for two local charities. The very generous attitude of all our colleagues resulted in £511 being raised, which was matched by the company to make a grand total of £1022. We were delighted to support the valuable work undertaken within our local communities by Bury Hospice and LWS Night Shelter.
Both charities expressed their gratitude with Bury Hospice commenting “As a Hospice we are fortunate to have amazing support from our local community and none of our services would be possible without this support.”
4way Goes Back to School
A few members of the 4way team went back to school recently for two days of ITIL4 Foundation training delivered by The Knowledge Academy at our Leamington Spa office. For some, it was a useful update to our previous ITIL training but for others this was new territory.
Dusting off our old studying skills was a bit of a challenge but fired up on caffeine and biscuits, we soldiered on. The long-forgotten tensions caused by exams resurfaced soon afterwards but all attendees passed with flying colours.
Investment in training is just one feature of the routine ongoing investments we make in our people. It enables us to develop technical leaders, drive consistency in the way we deliver projects and enhance the value that 4way services create for our clients.
Creating a Better Future Together
4way is pleased to present our near real-time traffic monitoring service, which utilises floating vehicle data through our exclusive business partnership with mooven to bring their smart mobility infrastructure management platform to the UK.
Mooven was founded in 2018 with operations across Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Their floating vehicle data has been applied to many hundreds of individual projects to present rich insights into traffic conditions across a range of use cases including:
- Junction optimisation
- Network and route performance
- Construction programming
- Disruption management (incidents and events)
We’re excited to apply this innovative digital technology across our work streams; enabling informed decision making for our clients, towards better outcomes and experiences for their customers.
Our brochure below provides more information.
Supporting the Commonwealth Games
The City of Birmingham hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games between July 28 and August 2. Various road closures were implemented to manage the surge in visitors and tourism, while Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) also aimed to promote the use of public transport to move 1.5 million spectators to each venue. Ground teams were organised and deployed by TfWM to manage traffic and implement mitigations at specific locations.
4way Consulting provided a team of on-site engineers to manage traffic at three traffic signal locations: Old Walsall Road/Hamstead Road and Old Walsall Road/Rocky Lane in Perry Barr during both the opening and closing ceremonies, and; Winding House Lane/Wheelwright Lane junction for events at Coventry Stadium. We implemented dynamic interventions at the traffic signal sites in response to increased traffic due to the Games. These interventions included the creation of traffic signal cableless linking facility (CLF) plans, validation of traffic signal control strategies, and manual control at the traffic signals if necessary.
Following the completion of the Games, TfWM claimed success in providing seamless and easy to use transport and achieving their aim to deliver a Public Transport of Games. The legacy of the Games leaves the West Midlands with an integrated and well managed transport system that delivers better environmental outcomes for residents. This is the second time that 4way Consulting has supported TfWM in managing major events or construction projects on their network, and we look forward to assisting them in the future.
IHE Highways Awards
It was a busy night for 4way at the recent Highway Awards with two of our Engineers accepting awards from the Institute of Highway Engineers for their professional registration submissions. Shane Collins received the award for CEng submission of the year with Rebecca Bollen picking up the award for IEng submission of the year.
Both awards are the result of significant professional commitment, personal effort and are richly deserved. Congratulations to Rebecca and Shane from everyone at 4way.
Smart Motorway Programme
2021 was another busy year for 4way in the world of Smart Motorways. In support of National Highways commitment to deliver Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) technology on operational smart motorway sections, we successfully commissioned equipment on the M20, M23, M1 and M6. In parallel we continued to support the design and implementation of new schemes, collaborating with members of the Smart Motorway Alliance and regional stakeholders to deliver motorway upgrades.
2022 shows no sign of slowing with three additional sections of the M1 and one section of the M5 being readied for SVD commissioning early in the New Year. With new All Lane Running schemes also scheduled to open on the M1, M56, M27, M6 and M4, we look set for another challenging and exciting 12 months.