AGENDA

Birmingham, 3 - 4 November 2021

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Nov 309:15
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Welcome: Andy Street, Mayor the West Midlands

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Nov 309:30
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National Highways Keynote

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Nick Harris, Chief Executive, National Highways
Nov 309:45
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State of the Nation panel

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Nick Harris, Chief Executive, National Highways
Anthony Smith, Chief executive, Transport Focus
John Larkinson, Chief Executive, Office of Rail and Road UK
Nov 310:35
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An overview of ORR’s assessment of Highways England’s performance

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Feras Alshaker, Director, Office of Rail and Road
Nov 310:35
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Digital Roads

National Highways Theatre
National Highways Digital Roads vision represents a step-change in UK transport infrastructure and is at the heart of our long-term vision for the strategic road network. We’ll discuss our approach to Digital Roads and how we can improve what we do today and in the future, embedding digital, data and technology in everything we do.
Moderator: Ian Patey, Head of Profession, Intelligent Transport, WSP
Moderator: Richard Marshall, Operations Change Programme Director, National Highways
Lorraine Butler, Delivery Director, National Highways
Christopher Taylor, Director of Complex Infrastructure, National Highways
Victoria Higgin, Chief Information Officer, National Highways
Annette Pass, Head of Innovation, National Highways
Nov 310:40
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Getting serious: climate action towards net zero

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Rachel Skinner, President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Elliot Shaw, Exec Director, National Highways
Ben Harris, UK Climate Change & Sustainability Director, Arcadis
Jamie Bardot, Environment and Carbon Lead, Smart Motorway Alliance
John Dixon, Vice President and Market Director Highways, Jacobs
Nov 310:45
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Nurturing the workforce to deliver innovation in a sector rife with change

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
The need, challenges and how to of recruiting, training anddeveloping those who will deliver innovation in a sector rife with change
Sally Shellum, Partner, PA Consulting
Nov 310:55
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Driving satisfaction: what should National Highways focus on?

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Moderator: Anthony Smith, Chief executive, Transport Focus
Adam Simmons, Director Future RIS & Government, National Highways
Guy Dangefield, Head Of Transport User Strategy, Transport Focus
Elizabeth De Jong, Policy Director, Logistics UK
Nov 311:00
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Carbon pathways: what does Net Zero compatible transport infrastructure look like?

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Achieving carbon budgets and Net Zero requires transport emissions to fall dramatically in the 2020s. In this context as a highways industry our decision making process must factor in what types of infrastructure are delivered, how they are delivered and when. This requires a robust understanding of the carbon impacts of transport infrastructure across the project lifecycle and its relation to carbon pathways. In this presentation WSP will explore what is Net Zero compatible transport infrastructure and how this must be delivered, drawing on best practice, emerging policy and case studies.
Thomas Gold, Associate Consultant (Transport Net Zero), WSP
Simon Pope, Technical Director, WSP
Nov 311:00
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Global EV market research

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Global EV market research - what does this tell us for the future in the UK?
Simon Swan, Value Proposition Lead, Arcadis
Nov 311:00
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How a collaborative approach to design, material specification and traffic management can lead to significant carbon reductions across major highways infrastructure schemes

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
This session examines how a 1150 tonne carbon saving was achieved on the A11 Thetford to Attleborough resurfacing works through a blend of collaborative thinking and technology implementation
Phil Greenin, Framework Manager, Tarmac
Fenella Dodon, Sustainability Officer - Net Zero, Tarmac
Nov 311:00
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Who’s in the local roads tent?

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Why are there so many organisations facing the local roads market. Who’s in the tent and what do they do. Is there potential to be greater than the sum of the parts? Pecha kucha (3 mins, 3 slides) on what they do and who they represent…
Moderator: Stephen Fidler, Director - Local Transport, Department for Transport
Darren Capes, Intelligent Transport Systems Policy Lead, Department for Transport
Richard Ling, Chair, TOPAS
Jennie Martin, Secretary General, I.T.S. United Kingdom
Dwayne Lowe, Head of Highways, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Brian Kent, National Technical Director, Tarmac
Kealie Franklin, General Secretary, ARTSM
Paula Hewitt, President, ADEPT
Paul Boss, Chief Executive, Road Surface Treatments Association
Nov 311:10
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Implementing value-driven data science initiatives

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Jacqueline Hood, Market Director - Highways, Amey Strategic Consulting
Nov 311:20
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New Roads Academy

National Highways Theatre
The demands of leadership and management have evolved. Unprecedented levels of spend, technological advancements and environmental factors bring new challenges for effective leadership. As a sector, we must prime, develop and align leadership capabilities to deliver better business outcomes. The new Roads Academy will support us to raise the bar, further and faster.
David O’Neil, Supply Chain Director, National Highways
Nov 311:30
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EV Charging Infrastructure - It’s as easy as baking a cake

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Taking a pragmatic approach to delivering EV infrastructure is as simple as baking a cake – we will take you through all the building blocks and where this has worked well (and where there are challenges) so that you bake the perfect EV cake.
Theo Panayi, Associate Technical Director, Arcadis
Nov 311:30
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Manoeuvring through the UK legal frameworks of Hybrid Bills and Development Consent Orders

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
How proactive discharge of primary consents using proven standards and techniques helps lead to efficient and robust delivery and greater certainty for major infrastructure projects
Nov 311:30
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Water is a resource for highways

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
A new perspective on how we manage and reuse surface water in our road network. With an ever-changing climate, the need to mitigate flood risk, manage water quality and reuse it to enhance biodiversity is critical. Through collaboration and rethinking our approach to water management using breakthrough technology and smart solutions, we can achieve the goals set by the government and National Highways.
James Haddon, Key Account Manager, Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation
Nov 311:35
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Delivery 4.0 - Reimaginging Project Delivery

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
James Nash, Head, Transportation, People & Places, Jacobs
Robin Hendrich, Vice President, Service Transformation (Europe), Jacobs
Suzanne Moore, Head of Highways UK&I, Jacobs
Nov 311:35
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Digital Leaders Forum

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Collaboration is key and National Highways took the bold step to create a 'Digital Leaders Forum'. This forum brings together senior digital leaders from across the highways supply chain to help accelerate digital transformation and adoption with outcomes for safety, customer experience and efficient delivery. At this panel discussion we'll be sharing insights, hearing about what initiatives the digital leaders have been focusing on and how digital transformation is affecting the supply chain.
Victoria Higgin, Chief Information Officer, National Highways
Chris Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Balfour Beatty Group
Darren Russell, Chief Digital Officer, Mott MacDonald
James Munson, Head Of Technology And Innovation, PA Consulting
Nov 311:45
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National Highways’ net zero plan – what it means for the supply chain

National Highways Theatre
'Net zero highways’ is an ambitious plan for National Highways to achieve net zero operationsby 2030, for contractors and suppliers to deliver net zero maintenance and construction by 2040,and for net zero road travel by 2050. Find out howwe’ll worktogethertocut carbon over the next 30 years
Moderator: David Symons, UK Director of Sustainability, WSP
Malcolm Dare, Executive Director, Commercial and Procurement, National Highways
Duncan Smith, Acting Executive Director of Operations, National Highways
Peter Mumford, Exec Director Major Projects, National Highways
Nov 311:50
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Combining innovation, R&D and CSR to accelerate the change to more sustainable worksites

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
In this session, Chris Williams, MD of Prolectric will outline:
  • how innovative site-based renewable energytechnology, including solar, provides practical and commercially viable ways for businesses to move away from using polluting fossil fuels, achieve their carbon-saving commitments and deliver more sustainable worksites
  • how a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility can create forward thinking, socially aware and environmentally conscious businesses for employees, customers andcommunity
Chris Williams, Managing Director, Prolectric
Nov 312:00
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ARTSM and specifying road signs

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Sean Coffey, Vice Chair, of the Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM) sets out the importance of specifying adequately when ordering road signs.
Sean Coffey, Vice Chair, ARTSM
Nov 312:00
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Decarbonising London buses

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
How TfL’s bus decarbonisation strategy fits in with the Mayor’s overall policy objectives
Lisa Dipnarine, Senior Business Development Manager - Bus Operations, Transport for London
Nov 312:00
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Roads for All

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
When planning your project, whether it’s large-impact or small-scale, do you consider accessibility from the start? In this discussion, members of National Highways’ Roads for All Forum will be talking about some of the barriers faced by disabled people when using our roads and services, and what making a difference looks like.
Moderator: Mel Clarke, Customer Service Director, National Highways
Alan Norton, Vice Chair, Disabled Motoring U.K.
Gillian Ashley, CEO, British Dyslexia Association
Robin Ash, Access and Inclusion Officer, British Deaf Association
Nov 312:00
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Why are highways important in a net-zero future?

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
A personal view on why highways are important now and as we move into a net-zero future, why roads need to be an integral part of our Net Zero plan
Andrew Theobald, Group Practice Leader for Highways, Mott MacDonald
Nov 312:15
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Future Proofing our Highways – Investment in Net Zero Projects

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Moderator: Rupert Lugg, Director, Burges Salmon
Sinead Walshe, Director, Aviva Investors
Deepika Banerjee Sahai, Strategic Frameworks Growth Manager, Costain
Peter Radford, Principal, Amber Infrastructure
Nov 312:15
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Good and Bad Innovation and How to Tell Them Apart

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Dr Mark Pleydell, director of Traffic Open Products and Specification Group (TOPAS), explains why the convergence of specifications fortraffic control and associated equipment is critical for reducing the risk of operational problems
Mark Pleydell, Director, PTC Ltd
Nov 312:15
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Novel models to support EV charging in rural areas and other EV inequalities

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Nov 312:20
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Top 5 Lessons learned with the national C-ITS deployment in the Netherlands

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
The Dutch Urban Access Data Platform explained and howit underpins the country’s Talking Traffic Partnership
Menno Malta, Chief Executive Officer, Monotch
Nov 312:25
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Sustainability - from roadmap to reality:

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Paul will be discussing sustainability in infrastructure, from planning at the outset to delivering whole-life net zero projects, and the ways we can make this achievable, turning roadmaps and targets into tangible goals. Can the implementation of green highways, concrete roads and other modern measures really help the industry become more sustainable?
Paul Brown, Chief Operating Officer UK Construction & Civils, John Sisk & Sons
Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Nov 312:30
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Biodiversity and the Strategic Road Network

National Highways Theatre
Against the backdrop of the COP26 climate change conference and a changing policy background - National Highways leads a conversation on the challenge to increase biodiversity in the strategic road network and look at practical examples of how schemes are using the new biodiversity metric in practice
Moderator: Simon Montague, Director of Communications, National Highways
Ivan Le Fevre, Head of Environment, National Highways
Julia Baker, Biodiversity Technical Expert, Balfour Beatty
Nov 312:30
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The energy sector’s perspective on the challenge and opportunity from the EV transition

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Jacob Roberts, Transport Policy Manager, The REA
Nov 312:35
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Our FREDIE journey (stands for Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement)

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
AsKierHighways undertakes its Masters in Diversity training, HR director, Vicki Glover discussed what’s worked and what we still have to learn when it comes to our people.
Vicki Glover, Head of HR, Kier
Nov 312:40
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Social Value panel

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Lizi Stewart, Managing Director UK Transportation, Atkins
Lizz Robinson, National Highways Operations And Framework Director, Mace
Andrew Stephenson, Procurement Director, National Highways
Sue Kershaw, President, Major Projects Association
Nov 312:45
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New ownership models to accelerate the shift to EVs

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Claire Miller, Director Of Tech And Innovation, Octopus Electric Vehicles
Nov 312:45
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The wonderful world of traffic lights in London

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
London is a rapidly growing City that has seen a significant number of new challenges and opportunities as a result of changing travel patterns through the coronavirus pandemic. Jenny Melbourne and Andrew Wiseall will be talking about how we are using our traffic light technology now and in the future to make sure we are helping to reduce London’s carbon footprint by moving the most people sustainably.
Jenny Melbourne, Performance and Planning Manager, Transport for London
Andrew Wiseall, NM - Network Performance Delivery Manager, Transport for London
Nov 312:50
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Above, Below and Beyond

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
The integration of survey sensors and technologies allows surveyors to work with greater productivity more than ever before. Utilising a combination of modern survey technologies, such as a Ground Penetrating Radar system like the Stream UP with a mobile mapping or the Leica Geosystems Pegasus: Two Ultimate to allow surveyors to survey above and below ground simultaneously maximising productivity and undertaking the work in a safer environment.The Pegasus: Two Ultimate mobile mapping sensor collects millions of points of data, creating detailed point clouds alongside 360-degree images of the above-ground environment. Linking this with the Stream UP GPR system, we can simultaneously collect above and below ground data sets in one vehicle with collection speeds of up to 60km/h. These sensors work together to ensure not only are we able to collect enormous amounts of data quickly and easily, but also autonomously, meaning we don’t necessarily require any additional Traffic Management. This integrated solution then enables the accurate reconstruction of geospatial assets above and below the ground.
Antonio Mendes, M3D Business Development & Sales, Leica Geosystems
Shane Gwilt, Product Sales Specialist, Leica Geosystems
Nov 312:50
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London’s perspective on how highways and transport fit within the smart city

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
How do highways and transport fit within the smart city context and London's 2030 net-zero ambitions? Nathan Pierce, Greater London authority’s Head of Smart London and Sharing Cities, outlines London’s role in the major international smart cities venture –Sharing Cities– and how it is addressing some of the most pressingchallenges facing urban areas today, with a particular focus on the interrelationships between energy use, low carbon transport and data management.
Nathan Pierce, Programme Director, Sharing Cities & Head of Smart London Team, Greater London Authority
Nov 312:50
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Progress towards net zero

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Skanska’s aim is to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in its own operations and in the value chain by 2045. Two years since setting this goal Skanska, sets out and assesses progress to date, providing tangible evidence and outlining some of the green solutions developed in pursuit of the ambition.
Moderator: Steve Ellis, Highways Divisional Development Manager, Mott MacDonald
Adam Simmons, Director Future RIS & Government, National Highways
Kim Yates, UK & Europe Sustainabilty Lead, Mott MacDonald
Carol Hardingham, Sustainability Advisor, Skanska
Chris Hayes, Sustainability Operations Director, Skanska
Nov 313:00
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Decarbonisation in a local authority context

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Richard Ward-Jones, Client Director, Local Transport, Atkins
Nov 313:10
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Increasing confidence to transition to zero emission vehicles

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Jacob Roberts, Transport Policy Manager, The REA
Lisa Dipnarine, Senior Business Development Manager - Bus Operations, Transport for London
Claire Miller, Director Of Tech And Innovation, Octopus Electric Vehicles
Nov 313:10
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Latest developments in self driving off highway equipment

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Moderator: Niall Fraser, Director, CA Blackwell Group
Kit Franklin, Researcher, National Centre for Precision Farming
Uwe Müller, Off-Road Solutions, Volvo Autonomous Solutions
Ianto Guy, Vehicle Safety and Technology Consultant, TRL
Nov 313:15
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The why and how of getting to zero carbon by 2030

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
The story behind Morgan Sindall’s path towards Zero Carbon by 2030 – how the organisation examined its role in society and how they are able to make it work as a business. The driving ambition to really push the boundaries and where the idea come from to plant a wood at Blenheim Palace
Graham Edgell, Group Procurement Director, Morgan Sindall Group Plc
Nov 313:25
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Connected vehicles are here today: how does the industry respond?

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Moderator: Leon Daniels, Interim Chair, Highways Sector Council
Steve Gooding, Director, R.A.C. Foundation
Andy Graham, Chair Connected Vehicles Forum, ITS (UK)
James Harris, CEO, one.network
Nov 313:30
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Delivery Acceleration Programme and the role for suppliers in planning, designing and delivering more efficiently

National Highways Theatre
National Highways has launched its Delivery Acceleration Programme in support of the government’s Build Back Better and Levelling Up agendas. Find out more about ways of working that will accelerate highway schemes, and the role for suppliers in planning, designing and delivering more efficiently.
Moderator: Simon Montague, Director of Communications, National Highways
David Haimes, Regional Investment Programme Director (North), National Highways
Philip Andrews, Deputy Director, Ris Futures, Risf, Deputy Director, Strategic Roads Futures, DfT
Nov 313:30
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Non-disruptive ground stabilisation and re-levelling of highways

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Nov 313:30
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Social value applied at a local authority level

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Ross Bullerwell, Managing Director, North Yorkshire Highways
Nov 313:40
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Economics, equality and elasticity: the future of network development

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Alistair Hunter, Infrastructure Advisory Leader, Arup
Nov 313:40
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The contractor's road to net zero

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Tim Bowen, Managing Director Environmental Services and Strategic Development, Keltbray Ltd
Kiro Tamer, Group Energy Manager, Keltbray Ltd
Nov 313:55
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Is vehicle sensor technology the greatest development in road safety since the seat belt?

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
This panel discussion brings together three industry experts to discuss the cutting-edge technologies that are transforming the landscape of road safety. To be covered in this panel discussion:
  • What are the latest technological advancements which are enabling better safety outcomes for highways managers?
  • How can datasets be combined for better outcomes in roads asset management?
  • What part does vehicle sensor technology play in keeping roads well-maintained and road users safe?
Björn Zachrisson, Business Development Manager, Nira Dynamics
Christina Liassides, Senior Consultant, Gaist
Paul Boss, Chief Executive, Road Surface Treatments Association
Nov 314:00
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Extending the life of aging prestressed concrete structures

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
VSL and National Highways look at an innovative project to extend of life of Nottingham's 1970s built Clifton Bridge on the A52
Frederic Turlier, Technical Director, VSL
Malcolm Dangerfield, Asset Needs Manager, National Highways
Nov 314:00
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Future opportunities from digital roads and digital twins

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Peter Baynham, MD Transport - Strategic Highways, Atkins
Ian Gordon, Head Of Data Architecture And Engineering, National Highways
Nov 314:00
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Hydrogen across the value chain

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Hydrogen across the value chain: awhistle stop tour across the entire hydrogen value chain from production to storage, distribution and ultimately end use
Natalie Sauber, Market Intelligence Lead, Arcadis
Paul Aspinall, Associate Project Manager, Arcadis
Nov 314:00
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Use of Space Technologies to improve ITS

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Road operators leverage ITS to monitor roads, collect data, detect events, and respond to incidents. Unfortunately, ITS systems today have limited impact for a few reasons (i) limited cover of ITS and the communication networks that support them (ii) siloed and uncomenserable data sources. Valerann is leading the ITS Equant consortium to solve these issues. Funded by the European and UK Space Agencies, Valerann, and our partner Excelerate Group, are developing ITS systems that leverage satellite communication to retrieve and send data from areas in the road network that do not have telecommunications, and providing GPS based data fusion that allow for decision-centric systems.Michaelwill share live examples and information from the work done to date as well as the consortium's plans going forward.
Michael Vardi, Co-Founder and CBO, Valerann
Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Nov 314:00
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Using existing technology in Highways to make better decisions

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
An overview of DASHA, the Digital Assistant Service for Highways Authorities
Brian Fitzpatrick, Principal Advisor, Fitzpatrick Advisory
Nov 314:05
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Decarbonising off-highway construction equipment

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Chris Matthew, Strategic Director, Flannery
James Cadman, Plant Group Lead, Supply Chain Sustainability School
Faye Hodgkinson, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Jennifer Thomson, Strategy Manager, Machinemax
Nov 314:15
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Making a difference for our customers

National Highways Theatre
Earlier this year, National Highways launched its new Customer Service Strategy, setting out our vision for customers for the second Road Period. In this session, the spotlight will be on our ambition for providing excellent customer service and how, by working together, we can all make a difference for our customers.
Pete Martin, Customer Experience Director, National Highways
Paul Hill, Head of Customer Service Development, National Highways
Nov 314:30
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Decarbonising the logistics sector

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
What infrastructure does the logistics sector (from long haul to first mile/last mile) need to support its transition to low carbon vehicles?
Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy, Logistics UK
Nov 314:30
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Realising the benefits of National Highways' Delivery Integration Partners framework

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Moderator: Simon Montague, Director of Communications, National Highways
Dean Sporn, Director, Regional Investment Programme (South), National Highways
Leo Martin, Managing Director - Civil Engineering, Graham
Tony Gates, Managing Director, Civil Engineering, Sir Robert McAlpine
Nov 314:30
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Regulating Roadworks to Facilitate Active Travel

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
The government have a policy to encourage active travel and bring about environmental, health and economic benefits. TfL will explain how they have modernised their Lane Rental scheme, a key tool in controlling roadworks, to align it with this purpose. They’ll also discuss other features of the new scheme and more progressive initiatives in the roadworks arena – all designed to keep people safe and optimise journeys on London’s strategic road network.
Karl Kulasingam, Roadworks Performance Manager, Transport for London
Nov 314:40
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Making the case for road investment

National Highways Theatre
England’s motorways and major A-roads lie at the heart of the nation’s economic, recreational and social life, carrying two thirds of road freight and removing traffic congestion from residential areas. But future investment to maintain and improve this network faces serious financial and environmental challenges. What can the highways industry do to secure its future?
Elliot Shaw, Exec Director, National Highways
Nov 314:40
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Prioritising road use

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Is it time to rethink how we use and prioritise what happens on our road space?
Paul Campion, CEO, TRL
Nov 314:45
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Reducing carbon across the supply chain: a whole life approach

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Tarmac Procurement Director Tarmac, Jonathan Harry, describes how the construction materials supplier are adopting a circular economy approach to carbon reduction within their supply chain; delivering immediate and long-term reductions in carbon emissions that are laying the foundations for the company's journey towards net zero.
Jonathan Harry, Procurement Director, Tarmac
Nov 314:55
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CECA’s net zero roadmap

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
How we build and maintain our roads plays a key role in meeting our net zero goals.CECA is working closely with governments and public bodies on how we can sustainably build and maintainthe world-class infrastructure we so desperately need.This paper looks at how we can achieve net zero roads via policy change.
Marie-Claude Hemming, Director of External Affairs, CECA
Nov 315:00
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Collecting data and working with the communities in the areas in which you operate

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Tom August, Computational Ecologist, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Amjad Karim, Director And Head Of Ai, Keen AI
Nov 315:00
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Highways industry - a panel discussion

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Rachel Billington, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I), Europe, AECOM
Rory Poole, Head of Roads, UK&I, AECOM
Jyoti Sehdev, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Costain
Ron Calderwood-Duncan, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Engagement, National Highways
Nov 315:00
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Maximising EV charging opportunity whist minimising the impact to the highway

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Paul Gambrell, EV Integration Team Leader, Oxfordshire County Council
Nov 315:00
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New Works for London contract

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Carl Eddleston will be talking about how TfL have been building the next generation of highway, inspection, pier and tunnel maintenance and project contracts. The new WFL contract is one of Europe’s biggest and in the new world will see electric vehicles used, use of more recycled materials, LED rollouts and the planting of more trees and meadows. This contract will support thousands of jobs and enable investment of £1.7bn into the London and UK economy.
Carl Eddleston, Head Asset Operations, Transport for London
Nov 315:05
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Directors of Strategy Forum

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive, Transport for the North
Charlie Henderson, Global Roads Expert, PA Consulting
Steve Gooding, Director, R.A.C. Foundation
Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive Officer, Midland Connect
Paula Hewitt, President, ADEPT
Rupert Clubb, Programme Director, TfSE
Nov 315:05
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National Highway’s approach to delivering social value

National Highways Theatre
In a post-pandemic world, social value is more important than ever. Working with our suppliers, National Highways is developing a focussed approach that will realise on-the-ground, project delivery of tangible benefits for people’s livelihoods, health and wellbeing, the environment and our economy.
Andrew Stephenson, Procurement Director, National Highways
Emily Dawson, Head of Benefits, Lower Thames Crossing
Laura Baker, Customer Service Director, Major Projects, National Highways
Nov 315:20
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Net zero roadmaps: Well-structured strategic plans or best guesses to win work?

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
FM Conway will be talking through their own process of developing a net zero strategy. Why they have chosen certain targets and what those targets mean to their business, clients and supply chain. FM Conway will host a panel of key stakeholders to discuss their contribution and the journey to reach net zero in construction. We look forward to questions from the audience to help explore this pertinent and difficult subject.
Vanessa Hilton, Head of Carbon and Environment, F.M. Conway
Mark Whelehan, Head Of Operations, F.M. Conway
Chris Griffiths, Vice President of Corporate Sales Development, marshalls
Paul Holmes, Managing Director, Wirtgen Limited
Nov 315:25
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On-the-go charging for buses and trucks

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Foad Albakri, Head of New Markets, EO Charging
Nov 315:30
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Connected autonomous plant – use of industry leading automation technology

National Highways Theatre
This session brings together National Highways’ partners to talk about the shift towards harnessing connected autonomous plant within the transport industry. The panellists will explore how automated technologies can help protect workers, improve productivity and bring about carbon savings.
Muneer Akhtar, Supply Chain Innovation Manager, National Highways
Tim Embley, Group Research & Development Director, Costain
Richard Clement, DGM Smart Construction, Komatsu Europe
Nov 315:30
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Getting the Basics Right- Time, Cost and Quality

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Revolution at evolutionary pace! The Net Zero and Digital agendas offer new world opportunities to revolutionise infrastructure construction but as a sector, are we slow at adopting change? To evolve and keep pace, we must take commercial learnings from RIS1 and apply them to the better management of the basics -Time, Cost and Quality.
Mark Ollerton, Commercial Delivery Director (Major Projects), National Highways
Nov 315:35
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Going from level 2 to level 4 Autonomy and how quickly autonomy can scale

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Natasha Merat, Chair In Human Factors Of Transport Systems, Institute for Transport Studies
Nick Reed, Founder, Reed Mobility
Brian Wong, Director, Burges Salmon LLP
Nov 315:40
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Innovations in digital work zone safety

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Roger Poeth, Manager Director, Highway Resource Solutions
James Jarrett, Head of Technology, Highway Resource Solutions
Nov 315:55
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Roadmaps for decarbonising transport in the UK by 2050

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
    ne 2019 the UK Government amended the Climate Change Act committing the UK to a net-zero contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To help meet this deadline, the DfT commissioned the development of a set of technology roadmaps to reduce and remove direct CO2 emissions from across UK domestic transport. This session will cover:
  • the challenges affecting the direction and speed of travel of decarbonisation, especially reflecting uncertainties in technology development and take-up
  • the specific outcomes from the work undertaken in terms of the roadmaps produced
  • Overarching considerations and challenges that are faced by the decarbonisation agenda
Professor Glenn Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, University of the West of England Bristol
Charlene Rohr, Technical Director, Integrated Transport, Mott MacDonald
Nov 316:00
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Courage, Heart and Brains: The Yellow Brick Road to Cleaner Air

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
The air quality crisis is too huge for any one organisation to tackle. While the industry already has an abundance of expertise and technology that can help, we must find ways to bring them together and harness them for transformational change. This session, inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz, will take attendees on a journey down the Yellow Brick Road, as the hero exhibits exceptional courage, heart and brains in order to connect available technology solutions and improve air quality in our towns and cities.
Teresa Jolley, Creative Director, DEFT153
Antony Chilton-Murphy, Head of Business Development, Signature Rail
Catherine Lawrence, Operations Manager, Trapeze Group
Mandy Watson, Manager of Sales Team for Intelligence led enforcement solutions, Imperial Civil Enforcement Solutions
Nov 316:00
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Procuring and specifying low carbon materials

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
How National Highways is using a Category Management approach, to identify innovative opportunities for materials and processing methods that can be used sector-wide to help deliver added value and support the net zero carbon targets.
Catherine Wilkins, Catageory Group Lead-Pavements, National Highways
Dan Lem, Head of Category Management - Roadworks/Construction, National Highways
Nov 316:00
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Procuring net zero roads

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
The whole UK highways industry is now focusing on how to deliver net zero. This session will discuss how this can be supported through the way that roads projects and maintenance is procured. The panel will offer views from both clients and supply chain about how good carbon performance can be measured and used to identify the best suppliers to deliver future work.
Moderator: Alasdair Reisner, Chief executive, CECA
Sanyalax Morrison, Strategic Procurement Director, National Highways
Paul Aldridge, Sustainability Director, WJ Group
Stephen Hand, Preconstruction Director, Graham
Nov 316:00
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Wider policy and practical technical and behaviour challenges in the field

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Moderator: Richard Cuerden, Director, TRL Academy, TRL
Anthony Velazquez-Abad, Head of Environment and Decarbonisation, TRL
Morag Robertson, Logistics Manager, www.jacobs.com
Andy Eastlake, Chief Executive, Zemo Partnership
Nov 316:10
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More Efficient on-site production

National Highways Theatre
David Bray, Programme Director Smart Motorways, National Highways
Meg Archer-Downing, Development and Sponsorship Director, National Highways
Nov 316:25
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Accounting for carbon

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Design carbon optimisation in the context of meeting technical standards such as National Highways’ updated Design Manual for Roads Bridge with National Highways, Skanska and Mott MacDonald. An insight into the carbon management and modelling work undertaken on the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet highways project
Dean Kerwick-Chrisp, Principal Environmental Advisor, National Highways
Christos Christou, RDP Technical Lead, Skanska
Alicia Winter, Carbon and Sustainability Consultant, Mott MacDonald
Nov 316:25
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Reality Check – where might Connected and Autonomous Vehicles be in five years’ time?

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
2017 saw auto manufacturers hyping that they would produce Level 5 cars by 2021. Yet today, despite some of the technology being proven, autonomous vehicles sit right at the bottom of Gartner’s ‘Trough of Disillusionment’. To produce more pragmatic and tangible predictions for CAV in 2026 what should we be considering?
Paul Grayston, Emerging Technology & Innovation Lead - Transportation, Jacobs
Nov 316:35
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Gender Perceptions and Experiences Working in Transport

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Join Women in Transport in this panel discussion alongside industry leaders from Kier, Mott Macdonald, National Express and WSP as they explore outcomes from the recent gender perceptions and experiences working in transport report and what this means for the future of our sector. How can we become more diverse by attracting Gen-Z into transport careers and retain the women who are already here? A diverse and inclusive workforce presents myriad opportunities for growth, so come along to be part of the conversation. Find out more about the report here:https://www.womenintransport.com/our-blog/gender-perceptions-and-experiences-working-in-transport
Moderator: Marny Moruzzi, Vice President / Associate Project Manager, Women in Transport
Tracey Collins, Talent, Development and Inclusion Manager, Kier
Daljit Kalirai, Sales Director, National Express
Gillian Risdale, Business Growth Director, WSP
Nov 316:35
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Lower Thames Crossing update briefing

National Highways Theatre
The Lower Thames Crossing is the most ambitious road project for a generation. This briefing will give an update on the project as it approaches a crucial stage of its development, and provide an overview of the key challenges and expectations it has for the highways industry.
Andrew Thompson-Jones, Project Director, Roads North of the Thames, Lower Thames Crossing
Nov 316:40
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Humans versus technology - the balancing act

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Technology is more advanced than most of us realise. It’s not the lack of innovation that prohibits progress – it’s the adoption of the technology that prohibits application.As an industry we need to shift the focus on innovation from new by default to an approach that enables us to review, refine and replicate, giving us the opportunity to constantly learn and progress what’s been there before.
Andrew Denman, Highways Sector Director, Amey
Nov 316:45
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Joining up energy, charging infrastructure and property

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Simon Cordery, Origination Partner, Gridserve Sustainable Energy Limited

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Nov 409:00
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CEDR Conference: Keynotes

National Highways Theatre
Nick Harris, Chief Executive, National Highways
Steve Phillips, Secretary-General, Conference Of European Directors Of Roads
Nov 409:20
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Enabling new technologies by implementing an efficient cybersecurity strategy

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
What if - Cybersecurity isn’t the enemy that slows down your innovation projects? What if - Cybersecurity wasn’t an after thought but could guide and provide us with all the right methodologies to make the most of new and emerging technologies? Every Cybersecurity process starts with asking some fundamental questions that can maximise the benefits of digital transformation. Good Cybersecurity has exactly the same goals as good business, and the two should come hand-in-hand.
Betty Helienek, Cyber Security Lead, WSP
Nov 409:30
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CIHT - What keeps our members awake at night

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
CIHT's President and Chief Excutive contemplate where the highways sector needs to invest its energies, ingenuity and expertise
Sue Percy, CEO, CIHT
Deborah Sims, President, CIHT
Nov 409:30
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Ensuring asset management plans are future ready

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Matthew Lugg, Head of Profession, WSP
Nov 409:30
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Exploring & Understanding Social Value

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Skanska’s Social Value Manager on the M42 unpacks how we understand and deliver Social Value for material impact and looks at how HS2 has delivered on Social Value that leads to a lasting legacy.
Sarah Roos, Social Value Manager, Skanska UK
Nov 409:30
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New innovations in asphalt

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
With the UK and worldwide drive to reduce global warming and the necessary carbon reduction objectives, how can our industry contribute? Brian Kent, National Technical Director at Tarmac, will outline how new innovations in asphalt are offering the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint now and the future opportunities that will further contribute, as well as discussing the current and future barriers that could delay progress.
Brian Kent, National Technical Director, Tarmac
Nov 409:30
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Road User Charging – Status Today, Preparing for Tomorrow

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
How Road User Charging (RUC) can address the trilemma of EV related fuel and VED tax loss, ongoing need for an efficient highway network and the climate emergency. The session will cover:
  • Complexity of delivering an RUC system – resolving the technical, legal and privacy issues
  • Developing the basis for RUC trial – the opportunity created from MEL’s RoadAhead project
  • Using M6toll as a Live Lab for future technologies
  • Creating public acceptability - engaging with Government to shape the debate
Dougie McDonald, Regional Director (UK) Transport, Stantec
Andrew Cliffe, CEO, M6toll
Nov 409:30
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Vehicle to Grid UK lessons learnt

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
The UK’s Vehicle to Grid programme is one example of previously disparate stakeholders, including the infrastructure sector, working together to create the environment in which ZEVs can meet users’ transport needs AND help the grid. This talk will outline the findings of this world-leading demonstration programme and discuss what’s next.
Josey Wardle, Innovation Lead, V2G and EV, Innovate UK
Nov 409:45
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Transferability of Intelligent Asset Management strategic approaches from alternate sectors

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Examples of innovation and good practice in Intelligent Asset Management from projects such as Network Rail – Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Session explores the benefits of the digitally enabled approaches developed and how these can be applied to the Highways sector.
Nov 410:00
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Infrastructure for active travel

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Glynn Barton, Network Management Director, Transport for London
Simon Harker, Senior Bridge Designer, Knight Architects
Susan Claris, Vice President, Living Streets
Nov 410:00
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Perspectives on how high highways support the delivery of local authority services

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Moderator: Hannah Bartram, Chief Operating Officer, ADEPT
Colin Chick, Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure, Gloucestershire County Council
Andy Gutherson, Executive Director of Place, Lincolnshire County Council
Nov 410:00
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Unpacking TfNs Transport Decarbonisation Strategy and turning it into action

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
A session in two parts:Peter Cole offers insights on TfN's recent public consultation on its Transport Decarbonisation Strategy; Simon McGlone then looks at taking strategy into action focusing on developing a regional EV charging infrastructure framework
Peter Cole, Principal Environmental and Sustainability Officer, Transport for the North
Simon McGlone, Senior Planning & Strategy Officer, Transport for the North
Nov 410:05
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CEDR Conference: Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention Panel

National Highways Theatre
Mike Wilson, Chief Highways Engineer, National Highways
Jeremy Phillips, Head of Road User Safety, National Highways
Nov 410:05
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Harnessing the mobility pricing opportunity: Exploring the long-term transition to national road pricing with experiences from Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Patrick Andison, Economics Consultant, Arup
Gerard Casey, Associate, Arup
Nov 410:10
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Achieving net zero using Intelligent Transport Systems

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Keith McCabe, Carbon Ambassador, ITS (UK)
Nov 410:10
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Getting real value from social value

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Guy Battle, Chief Executive Officer, Social Value Portal
Aaron Reid, Head Of Sustainable Procurement, Balfour Beatty Group
Michelle York, Commercial Director, Nuneaton Signs Ltd
Kevin Hutchinson, Social Value Manager, John Sisk & Sons
Nov 410:10
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The worst approach to pavement management is to let it fail

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
How a rigorous and objective asset condition monitoring regime is key to financial efficiency.
Andrew Stevenson, Associate Director Of Surveying, W.D.M.
Nov 410:35
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Perspectives on the need and practicality of developing a hydrogen fueling network

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Moderator: Peter Cole, Principal Environmental and Sustainability Officer, Transport for the North
Natalie Sauber, Market Intelligence Lead, Arcadis
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Chair for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research, University of Birmingham
David Gill, Director of Stakeholder Relations, Northern Gas Networks
Nov 410:35
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Speeding up delivery of your innovation portfolio

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Realising benefits sooner – lessons from the rail sector
Steve Carden, Transport Innovation Lead, PA Consulting
David Rowe, Head of Rail Technology, Network Rail
Nov 410:40
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Big Ten; It’s time to accept that people make mistakes

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
TheBig Ten in 10is FM Conway’srevolutionary approachthat challenges the fundamental principles ofhealth and safety and deliversaninnovative,sustainablesolution that can eliminate fatalities across theconstruction industry.The Big Ten in 10 is designed to be transformational, not just for FM Conway,butas an example of how thewider industry can prevent fatalities fromoccurring.
Nov 410:40
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Design for manufacture and assembly

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Taking offsite modular construction to the next level and applications in highways
Mungo Stacy, Head of Profession, WSP
Adrian Malone, Head of Digital, WSP UK
Nov 410:40
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Taking our traffic management fleet to the next level

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
James Bird, SHE manager, talks us through the journey of workforce engagement and collaboration with ergonomics and human factors experts to create a new-age traffic management truck.
James Bird, Senior SHE Manager, Kier Highways
Nov 410:45
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CEDR Conference: Austria's perspectives on the state of Europe's roads

National Highways Theatre
Sabine Kuehschelm, Director, Federal Ministry of Transport Innovation and Technology
Nov 410:50
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Social value, navigating procurement and making it happen

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Michelle Ferguson, Director, Scotland's Bravest Manufacturing Company, rbli
Nov 411:00
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ADEPT Live Labs and rising to the challenge of innovation

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Findings from ADEPT's ground breaking Live Labs programmewith conversation led by programme director Giles Perkins on lessons learnt and how to rise to the challenge of innovation
Giles Perkins, Live Labs Programme Director, ADEPT
Nov 411:00
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ITS solutions to combat bad driving behaviours

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Kate Carpenter, Director of Operational Safety, Jacobs
Jamie Hassall, Team Leader, National Highways
Oliver Bain, Sr. Business Development Representative, Redflex Traffic Systems
Nov 411:00
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Tackling the Hidden Pandemic’

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
According to the HSE there are 13,000 work-related fatalities each year in GB. 99% of these are due to occupational disease and Highways is no exception.We shine a spotlight on this ‘hidden pandemic’ and look at what the M25 community is doing to better protect its people through the Healthier Highways initiative.We ask what lessons can be learnt from the wider construction industry and other sectors as we seek to value health like safety in the drive to true zero harm.
Moderator: Steve Perkins, Managing Director, Steve Perkins Associates Limited
Dylan Roberts, Director Of Health, Safety And Wellbeing, Skanska
Alison Margary, President, B.O.H.S. The Chartered Society For Worker Health Protection
Nicola Bell, Regional Director, National Highways
Andy Dean, Chief Executive, Connect Plus
Nov 411:00
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The digital customer and applications of crowd sourced data

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Paul Campion, CEO, TRL
Jeni Tennison, Chief Executive Officer, The Open Data Institute
Jonathan Raper, Chief Executive Officer, TransportAPI
Miranda Sharp, Head of Smart Cities Practice, Ordnance Survey
Nov 411:10
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Infrastructure pathways: navigating towards climate resilient roads

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
To adapt and thrive in the face of climate change, we need resilient infrastructure that can withstand, recover from, and adapt to an uncertain future.
Juliet Mian, Technical Director, Resilience Shift
Nov 411:15
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Insights into selecting the alternative fuel options across Mersey Travel’s bus fleet

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Alasdair Wynn, Senior Consultant, Arup
Nov 411:15
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Rolling blocks and Enhanced Mobile Carriage Closures

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Keith Carpenter, Chevron Traffic Management
Nov 411:30
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CEDR Conference: Sweden's perspectives on the state of Europe's roads

National Highways Theatre
Lena Erixon, General Director, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)
Nov 411:35
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The challenges for the highways sector in delivering Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain and developing meaningful targets

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
It is an excitingtime to be an ecologist. Perhaps more so than ever before, there is a tangible shift in the global attitude to biodiversity.Not least that, in response to the Dasgupta Review, our Government is committed to delivering a ‘nature positive’ future, in which we leave the environment in a better state than we found it and embed environmental considerations into policy-making processes. This aims to go beyond the ‘do less harm’ to go beyond damage limitation, with an ambitious set of targets. Action already taken includes a commitment by the G7 to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and to take ‘bold actions’ for nature, including the Leaders Pledge, endorsed by the Heads of State and Government from 92 countries.We can only hope to achieve these ambitious goals if we act now. Highways, above many other sectors, can play a vital part by virtue of its inherent connectivity. This short talk willprovide an overview of the opportunities, constraints and possible solutions relevant to the highways sector set against these emerging targets/commitments. Specifically, delivery of Biodiversity and by extension Environmental Net Gain (BNG/ENG) comes with its challenges and can be difficult, particularly for linear infrastructure projects due to additional impacts such as severance of habitat corridors. The commitment to achieve measurable gains therefore puts a renewed emphasis on the need for ecologists to work together with the highways sector and local stakeholders to create efficient and multifunctional spaces that deliver across a range of policy agendas. I will discuss possible actions for the future include engagement with local nature recovery strategies, investing in habitat restoration and creation, particularly the development of functionally connected networks at the landscape scale, developing a transparent, repeatable and accountable evidence base and investing in innovation. Overall, my aim is to stimulate strategic, critical thinking that expends beyond traditional action within development site boundaries and fosters collaborative working.
Sarah Cox, Divisional Director - Ecology, Temple
Nov 411:40
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Making "The Big Shift" in safety culture by embracing human factors

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
The old ways aren’t always the best ways. They are just the way things havealways been done. With the majority of construction firms lagging behind the curve compared to other high risk industries, it's time to make a shift. It is not an easy one. We aren't just talking about technology and equipment, or conducting “behavioural safety training”. The Big Shift is about embracing human factors and optimising how we perform within the whole system and culture. It’s about people and how we think and act, our mindset and attitude. We need to make sure you have an environment that is set up to support people to perform at their best, with the capacity to think differently, fail safely and learn fast.CleartrackPerformance will present a high impact session, taking their experience from elite sport and the military, and sharing industry case studies of how to make this shift and applying a human and organisational performance approach within the industry.Cleartrackare at the forefront of Human Performance and non-technical skills in Human Factors. Our mission is to transform safety cultures in high risk industries,increasing organizational performance and reducing the risk for those at the sharp end. WithinCleartrack, we have a Gallantry Cross winner, elite sports people and risk professionals who have extensive experiences of how to transform teams and cultures in high risk environments. We believe we can have a huge impact on how the blunt and sharp ends interact with each other, massively shifting the safety of those on site and transforming the culture on projects.
Mark Soden, Managing Director, Cleartrack Performance
Nov 411:40
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The energy opportunity from EVs

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Russell Fowler, Senior Project Manager, National Grid
Nov 411:40
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Where next for local roads?

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Moderator: Stephen Fidler, Director - Local Transport, Department for Transport
Darren Capes, Intelligent Transport Systems Policy Lead, Department for Transport
Sue Percy, CEO, CIHT
Nov 411:45
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The smart way to extend the life of concrete roads

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Taking a tailored approach to remediating the A127’s concrete pavement in Southend led to a more innovative, efficient and cost effective solution. Find out how Restek delivered this challenging scheme on time and within budget.
Martin Halpin, Senior Estimator, Restek UK Ltd
Nov 411:50
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Complex project delivery

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Adapting and transforming to deliver meaningful results
Richard Sallnow, Transport Export, PA Consulting
Nov 412:00
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Achieving meaningful biodiversity targets

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
The country faces a national decline in biodiversity. Highways projects area key area of focus, but the sector has an ambition and legal requirement to deliver biodiversity net gain. Within this context, what are meaningful targets and how can they be achieved?Find out how in this session with some nationally award winning biodiversity projects showcased and the challenges faced in delivering them.
Colin Bird, Programme Manager, National Highways
Duncan Healey, Environmental Manager, Skanska
Penny Roberts, Environmental Manager, Skanska
Nov 412:10
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Fast charging on the SRN; accessing the Rapid Charging Fund (RCF)

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
The rapid charging fund (RCF) is a new £950 million fund to future-proof electrical capacity at motorway and major A road service areas to prepare the network for 100% zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) uptake. Find out from Government agency responsible for the RCFand a leading firm of transport and energy lawyers on how to access this new fund
Rupert Lugg, Director, Burges Salmon
Chris D'Souza, Head of Rapid Charging Fund, Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV)
Nov 412:15
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CEDR Conference: Switzerland's perspectives on the state of Europe's roads

National Highways Theatre
Jurg Rothlisberger, Vice Director Chief - Surface Infrastructure, A.S.T.R.A. Bundesamt Fur Strassen
Nov 412:15
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Lime in Highways and its Contribution to Net Zero

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Lime products are used internationally both as an asphalt modifierandin soil stabilisation. As an asphalt modifier, evidence shows that hydrated lime extends the life of asphalts increasing the time between maintenanceandreplacement intervals – lowering the whole life costandreducing carbon emissions of highways. Hydrated lime is a permitted additive in UK Highway Specifications although there is low awareness of its benefits amongst highways asset managersandengineers. A UK road trial using hydrated lime modified asphalt was laid in May 2020 to assess in situ performanceandlife extension. Through soil stabilisation, quicklime modifies in situmaterialsandfacilitates their further enhancement with other binders, which lowers the carbon emissions associated with the excavation, exportandimport of othermaterials. It reduces construction traffic movements by avoiding haulage,andso lowers traffic congestion on adjacent roads, which in turns reduces the consequential carbon emissions.
Rebecca Hooper, Director - British Lime Association, Mineral Products Association
Nov 412:20
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Highways Passport: ONE single smart solution for the highways workforce

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
The Passport system is transforming how the highways industry ensures the competence of its workforce by using the best, trusted technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed, right across the supply chain. This workshop will be introduced by the providers of the Passport system which is already being used by tens of thousands of highways workers and will then detail how Kier Highways are implementing Passport and their plans for extended future use.
Tanya Morris, Business Development Director, Reference Point Limited
Tracey Collins, Talent, Development and Inclusion Manager, Kier
Nov 412:20
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Re-evaluating how we measure a return on investment in transport

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Shaun Helman, Chief Scientist, TRL
Richard Cuerden, Director, TRL Academy, TRL
Nov 412:30
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Highways Sector Council progress and priorities

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
Phil Clifton, Managing Director - Highways, Balfour Beatty Group
John Lamb, Transport Director, Braintree District Council
Paul Fleetham, Managing Director, Tarmac
Anna Delvecchio, Transportation Development Manager, Mott MacDonald
Sue Percy, CEO, CIHT
Nov 412:30
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People and Place

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Jason Pavey, Market Director Local Transport, Atkins
Nov 412:40
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Unlocking Finance to Decarbonise Road Transport in the UK

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Decarbonising road transport will require significant capital investment between now and 2030. Unlocking the barriers to investment will require collaboration between finance, industry, academia and public sector. The Green Finance Institute have been exploring financial mechanisms which could crowd in private capital, accelerating charging infrastructure rollout and EV uptake.
Lauren Pamma, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute
Nov 412:45
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Supporting the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Estimates suggest that by 2030 one in four vehicles will be electric and according to Midlands Connect around 40,000 new public EV charging points will be needed across the Midlands to support the growing demand
Bharat Pathania, Technical Innovation Lead, Midlands Connect
Nov 412:50
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Delivering tangible benefits for customers and communities

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
How initiatives such as Balfour Beatty’s Building New Futures, Highways Social Value strategy, and MyRoad are delivering tangible benefits for customers and communities
Geri Smith, Head of Environment & Sustainability - Major Projects & Highways, Balfour Beatty
Nick Fearnhead, Customer Lead - Highways, Balfour Beatty
Nov 413:00
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A materials supplier's perspective on the route to net zero

Civils & Materials Theatre, sponsored by Tarmac
Hanson has committed to reducing CO2 emissions and has set out a roadmap to achieve this. As well highlighting the progress made to reduce CO2 emissions since 1990, and Hanson’s commitment to net zero carbon, Marian’s presentation will cover the steps being taken to deliver further potential reductions through fuel switching and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Marian Garfield, Sustainability Director, Hanson U.K.
Nov 413:00
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Have we yet to take asset management seriously enough?

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Moderator: Emily See, Senior Consultant, Yotta
Matthew Eglinton, Head of Local Roads and Winter Resilience, Department for Transport
Mike Hansford, Highways Assets Manager, Dorset Council
Nov 413:00
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Roads and their role in creating safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Transport is fundamental to the quality of life experienced in our towns and cities. But for the past century, the car has dominated how we plan and grow our urban areas. We need to place people back at the heart of our work and have a human-centred approach to the design of the built environment – and we must make sure that this approach includes everyone, we must not design for an “average” that does not exist. The health, environmental, economic and social benefits of active travel in our communities is clear – but how can roads create safe and inclusive streets for walking and cycling? This session will focus on making people walking the number 1 priority when it comes to road safety, how we can cut street clutter, providing safer routes to school and how we can make streets fitter for walking for everyone.
Susan Claris, Vice President, Living Streets
Nov 413:15
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Driving Digital Transformation

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Digital, data and technology are critical to National Highways’ main objectives of providing safer, smoother and more reliable journeys for its customers. With particular reference to its Concrete Roads Programme, this seminar will examine how Korec Group helped National Highways to investigate, trial and adopt a range of digital technologies to improve data quality and support long term decision making.The seminar will examine the challenges of data collection and maintenance across a large network and set out how the programme evolved to include new working practices such as machine learning and augmented reality, both supplementing the benefits of mobile mapping and other field data collection methods.
Mark Reid, UK Sales Director, KOREC Group
Nov 413:15
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The circular economy

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
James Haddon, Key Account Manager, Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation
Ashley Bell, Head of HSQEP, Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation
Nov 413:15
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The what, how and why of mobility hubs?

EVs & Alt Fuels Theatre, sponsored by Arcadis
Nov 413:25
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Urban Transport Group Panel

Main Theatre, sponsored by Polypipe
The Combined Authorities are calling for better harmonisation and consistency when it comes to who has statutory authority over our highways networks. This high level panel sets out why current anomalies and discrepancies hinder the implementation of better solutions in the way we manage, maintain and develop the network for the future
Moderator: Laura Shoaf, Interim Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority
Shane Fitzpatrick, Interim Executive Director Integrated Transport, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Simon Warburton, Transport Strategy Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
Richard Leonard, Head of Network Development, National Highways
Chris Carter, Head of Transport Strategy, Nottingham City Council
Nov 413:30
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Some gaps can’t be crossed in two small steps

Local Authority Hub, sponsored by Ringway
Nov 413:40
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Highways in the era of Climate Emergency

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Joining up, in the context of highways projects, requirements for zero carbon, air quality, climate resilience and sustainability in the era of Climate Emergency
Nov 413:40
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Investing in the next generation forum: schools and industry working together

National Highways Theatre
Experience of industry and school working together to attract next generation, with tips on how to engage with schools effectively. Hear first hand experience from a student, school and industry
Liam Fletcher, Senior Teacher, ELT, Shireland Collegiate Academy
Nov 413:40
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PIARC - setting the UK's priorities in a global context

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Perspective from members of the World Roads Association
David Ogden, Operations Director UK Contracting, Colas
Nov 413:40
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Rolling out TrafficManagement 2.0

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
The TrafficManagement 2.0 (TM2.0) initiative is where European roads authorities and in-vehicle services providers come together to progress cooperation for traffic management.TM2.0 ideas were put into practice in a recently completed major European R&D project SOCRATES2.0. Since the SOCRATES2.0 project completed in June, a TM2.0 task force has been considering the wider applicability of the project approach, in UK and other places in Europe, through a set of interviews with traffic managers. These interviews explored how aspects of the SOCRATES2.0 public/private cooperation models could work, and what would be the challenges and benefits. The results will help to steer the further progress of the TM2.0 initiative. This presentation will explain the public/private cooperation models and the thoughts of European traffic managers expressed through the interviews.
Ian Cornwell, Technical Principal, Mott MacDonald
Nov 414:00
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One Million Lives

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Fiona O'Donnell, Head of HSE, Jacobs
Nov 414:05
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Creating a new industry built on diversity

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Lizz Robinson, National Highways Operations And Framework Director, Mace
Jackie Anyango, Customers and Markets EDI, Skanska
Nov 414:05
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The societal benefits of distributing intelligence at signalised traffic intersections and crossings

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
The Plus+ system from Yunex Traffic (the new name for Siemens Mobility’s Intelligent Traffic Systems Business) represents an entirely new approach to traffic signal control and delivers major benefits to local authorities, the travelling public and society generally. Requiring up to 75% less copper cabling than traditional systems, significant savings are realised through a reduction in the copper required, faster installation, reduced civil construction work, fewer driven vehicle miles and less embedded carbon release. Martin Andrews, Head of Product Management for Yunex Traffic in the UK provides an update on recent developments and appraisal of the system and its broader benefits.
Martin Andrews, Head of Product Management, YUNEX TRAFFIC
Nov 414:30
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Harnessing technology to deliver better outcomes when it comes to quality and safety

Tech & Innovations Theatre, sponsored by PA Consulting
Do you want to learn more about how you can use technology to deliver better quality outcomes? Join Caroline Shaw (Customer Success Manager @ Autodesk) and Hugo Blanco Alvarez (Civil Engineer @ Osbourne) as they talk through their experience of using technology to keep a busy stretch of motorway safe and operational throughout the five-year maintenance project while delivering rigorous, efficient quality and safety controls. Key takeaways:
  • How you can maximise collaboration & improve productivity with supply chain partners
  • How you can gain efficiencies and improve quality through better use of technology
  • How digitalising paper-based processes can help support sustainability objectives
Nov 414:40
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Inside TfWM's Regional Transport Coordination Centre

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Anne Shaw, Interim Managing Director - TfWM, Transport for West Midlands
Nov 414:45
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How can we make the next generation of highways more sustainable?

Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Skanska’s Junior Leadership Team and Mott MacDonald’s Early Careers Professionals report on their findings from the joint activity they have been running during the event on how to make the next generation of highways more sustainable.
Ben Skinner, Environmental Consultant, Mott MacDonald
Jai Bharaj, Social Value Administrator, Skanska
Phil Sim, Graduate Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Liza Semenova, Graduate Civil Engineer, Mott MacDonald
Sustainability Theatre, sponsored by Skanska
Nov 415:00
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Social Value of Roads

Big Thinking Stage, sponsored by Jacobs
Stuart Freeman, Director of Sales, Local Government Highways, Jacobs UK Limited
Neil Scott, Head of Econometrics, Simetrica-Jacobs, Jacobs UK Limited
Nov 415:25
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Investing in the next generation forum: close

National Highways Theatre
Elaine Billington, Executive Director Human Resources, National Highways
last published: 27/Oct/21 21:06 GMT

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