Most people only realise how essential our vital utilities are when extreme circumstances disrupt normal supply. Daily life quickly becomes impossible without water to drink and sanitise, gas to stay warm and to cook with, or electricity to light and power our homes.
Behind the water taps, light switches, power sockets, gas burners and communications towers are a series of utility infrastructure networks that stretch across the country connecting our houses and businesses, hospitals and schools, to the essential resources that we all rely upon.
Industrialised societies measure progress by their ability to provide these basic utilities when and where they are needed, safely, reliably and cost-effectively. Driven by a fast-growing population, diminishing resources, increasing consumption, rising costs and the environment agenda, utility providers have to address a host of seemingly unsustainable demands.
Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions works behind the scenes to address these challenges and create and maintain the vital utility infrastructure essential to modern life.