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AIS awarded new global safety and quality re-certifications

With safety, quality and process rigour so critical to everything we do at AIS, we’re delighted to confirm that we’ve just achieved two new certifications – ISO 9001:2015 and TickITplus.

AIS is one of just a handful of companies operating in our sector as safety monitoring and control automation specialists globally, to have successfully achieved these two accreditations. It’s a testament to our rigorous standards and a very strong indicator of the systems integration excellence we achieve for our clients on complex projects.

Simon Burras, Managing Director at Applied Industrial Systems said, “We are delighted to have become re-certified for both ISO 9001:2015 and TickITplus and believe it really differentiates AIS as an integrator of complex and often disparate critical safety systems.” Read more

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AIS projects featured in latest issue of Construction Excellence

Great to see the latest edition of UK Construction Excellence feature two articles on AIS – firstly our project for Connect Plus Services to monitor the structural health of the QEII Bridge (a.k.a. the Dartford Crossing) and also our work for Crossrail to develop a tunnel ventilation control system to manage air quality on the new Elisabeth Line.

Read copies of each of the articles:

Using ‘simulation’ to improve the test & training phases for Crossrail’s new tunnel ventilation control system

Verifying Queen Elizabeth II Bridge


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AIS Resolution Run London 2018

This year, the health condition and cause we as a company have decided to support is strokes, in recognition of our dear friend and colleague who is currently recovering from the impact of a stroke.

Having such a personal connection to this long term condition, we’re reaching out to raise money as well as awareness for Stroke Association’s vital work. So far we have already participated in a number of fundraising initiatives, including a very successful Dog Jog and the latest event is a 5K Stroke Association run.

A team at AIS are going to be running the Resolution Run London 2018 on Sunday 11th March and if you would like to support us, we would be delighted. We will also match whatever donations we receive.

  • Team members: Roger Swift, Jenny Parkin, Dimitrios Gkountanis, Ellen Woenne
  • Event: Resolution Run London 2018, 11 Mar 2018

If you would like to make a donation: Resolution Run 2018

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Re: Hungry Contractors and Hoovers

After reading this week’s Construction News article – ‘Beware the hungry contractor hoovering up Carillion work’ by Tom Fitzpatrick, I thought it was important to share my views on this issue. For anyone who has yet to read it, here’s a link to the original: Hungry Contractors and Hoovers

I appreciate that the article is aiming to make a point through a word of caution, but I have to say I think that it over states the downside and does not give enough respect to the vast majority of contractors who do know how to run their business. We work with plenty of them. Read more

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About Being – A Unique Project for Stroke Survivors

In recent months, AIS has been supporting Susie Tate and her About Being initiative, which aims to help stroke survivors. Our involvement in this unique project came about as a result of us experiencing first hand, the impact that having a stroke has, when one of our longstanding colleagues and dear friends suffered the same experience. We hope Susie’s work will make a huge difference to stroke survivor’s lives and are delighted to have been given the opportunity to support her. Read more

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Safety systems installed on

After the two recent London Tube fire scares, Metro decided to write an article on how passengers should respond during these situations. Simon Burras was interviewed for this piece about the technical design of modern metro safety systems, which ensure maximum passenger safety and allow people to self rescue in the event of an emergency.

Here’s what he said:  Safety on a modern metro infrastructure


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What’s more expensive than cheap software?

7 benefits of SmartSCADA integration with WinCC OA

The quality of any construction project is dependent on the quality of materials used during the build. This maxim is especially true for the software deployed, which is perhaps the essential component of any rail or road infrastructure project. There’s nothing more expensive in a project than using cheap software.

As control system integration and safety system specialists working on some of the world’s biggest new tunnel infrastructure projects, AIS relies on Siemens WinCC OA safety approved SCADA software to provide an open architecture and scalable system engine.

Internationally renowned and capable of being SIL approved, the Siemens Win CC OA platform has become a de-facto standard for large infrastructure for both safety and non safety applications. WinCC OA represents the leading product of a new generation of Smart SCADA software, enabling users to transform their data into actionable information that will increase efficiency and improve overall performance.

Here are 7 good reasons why AIS is delivering the Crossrail Tunnel Ventilation Control System using Smart SCADA integration and why Siemens WinCC OA is the best product for your application. Read more