Innovating to meet evolving needs
We aim to advance large-scale infrastructure construction worldwide, working in close collaboration with the entire value chain to ensure continuous innovation and client satisfaction
Supporting continuous innovation
Individual quality control operations carried out
Meetings with clients dedicated to Quality and HSE issues
Continuous innovation is vital to achieving success in the large-scale infrastructure sector. In addition to making technological advances in materials, components, and production processes, we also design each project with respect for its environmental context, the safety of personnel, local communities, and end users, as well as commercial profitability.
In order to develop bespoke construction solutions and high-quality project proposals, we conduct a comprehensive analysis of the client’s needs, together with a rigorous study of the most relevant technological innovations. We also foster long-term strategic partnerships with experienced professionals and engineering companies, as well as with the most innovative suppliers and technology developers.
Overall, this enables us to win important international contracts on the basis of strict criteria, which include not only the quality of work, realisation, running costs, and financing schemes, but also innovations to improve safety and reduce environmental impact.
We apply the ISO 9001-certified Quality Management System for the entire scope of the Group’s activities, from the design stage and management of works to the implementation and running of construction activities. Salini Impregilo assigns specific responsibilities and duties to expert technicians, who follow the project throughout, from the design phase to the construction site itself, carefully managing the organisational, operational, decision-making, and internal control aspects of the project.
This procedure is an integral part of the Group’s Project Management System and ensures that large-scale public works conform to the highest standards.
Innovating for sustainable design
Being a resource intensive industry, the infrastructure sector has a wide margin to save natural resources and reduce the environmental impacts associated with its activities.
Salini Impregilo has adopted sustainable design and construction schemes in multiple projects worldwide. These schemes allow us to integrate environmental considerations into project development, improving performance throughout the infrastructure’s lifecycle. This approach encompasses three key stages:
Currently, the Group is adopting the following eco-design and construction schemes for a number of its projects:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an initiative of the US Green Buildings Council, is one of the most important voluntary programmes providing third-party verification of green buildings. It is based on a framework for implementing measurable green design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions across the supply chain. It comprises four rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is the Middle East’s first integrated and performance-based sustainability assessment system for the built environment, also covering social issues throughout the entire project lifecycle. It comprises a certification system based on scoring levels from one to six stars.
Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) is Australia’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating sustainability across the design, construction and operation of infrastructure. IS evaluates the sustainability (including environmental, social, economic and governance aspects) of infrastructure projects and assets over their lifecycle, assigning a third-party certification that comprises three rating levels: Commended, Excellent, Leading.
Some of our projects under development have achieved or are expected to achieve high ratings under these schemes, such as:
- the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre project in Athens (Greece), which aims to obtain LEED Platinum certification;
- the Red Line North project in Doha (Qatar), which aims to reach the GSAS 4 stars certification;
- the Sydney Metro Northwest (Australia), which in 2015 was awarded with the Leading IS rating.
Importantly, the GSAS and IS schemes include both environmental and socio-economic issues, covering all sustainability aspects of infrastructure projects.
In addition to these schemes, Salini Impregilo is adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) on several projects. Using BIM, we generate and manage digital representations of buildings, in order to help plan, design, construct, operate and maintain physical infrastructures. The technology also helps us to integrate green design and construction techniques, providing immediate projections on how design decisions affect infrastructure performance over its entire lifecycle.