Costain & Carillion strengthen ties with Mosaic Management Systems

Costain Group and Carillion Plc have strengthened their ongoing business relation with Mosaic Management Systems by adopting their modules for the joint venture A5-M1 link road Dunstable Northern Bypass.

Costain-Carillion is building a 2.8 mile dual carriageway so that traffic moving between the A5 and the M1 can avoid driving through Dunstable. The cost of the project is estimated at £161.2m. Last year the Highways Agency said that a neighbouring developer was contributing £50m to project costs; that figure is now £45m.

Over 100 Costain-Carillion labourers and 200 subcontractors will be using the Mosaic smart card system while working on the project.  The Project Managers on the site will be using Mosaic Management Systems for managing training records for their own employees and to capture the training records of sub-contractors. The system will allow sub-contractors to book themselves onto inductions before work commences and upload qualifications and certificates saving the inductor’s time.


The Smart Card also allows recording of daily briefings, toolbox talks etc. using the laptops, smart phones and PDAs. Mosaic helps to check competencies of staff using the Smart Cards during the duration of the project.


The scheme also includes an over bridge on Sundon Road, B579 Luton Road and the construction of four bridges passing over the A5-M1 Link.

The first phase of work will include the construction of the new B579 Luton Road East and West, temporary link roads and Sundon Road Bridge.