Highways Management

Smarter Roads for the Future

The Ricoh Arena, Coventry



Day One:

10:00 -
Registration, Morning Coffee & Exhibition Viewing
10:45 -

Welcome and introduction from the chair

Adrian Tatum, Group Editor, Surveyor magazine & events

10:50 -

Keynote address: Delivering innovation to help manage London's roads

Dana Skelley OBE, Director of Asset Management, Transport for London (TfL)

11:20 -

Developing the North's local and national road network

  • The role of TfN and its future strategy
  • Plans for the SRN and KRN
  • Collaborative working

Peter Molyneux, Strategic Road Network Director, Transport for the North

11.45 -
Morning Coffee Break
12:05 -

A Major Road Network to support England's national and regional economies

  • Making sure that the planned major investment in roads most effectively supports national and regional economies
  • The case for focusing on a Major Road Network, broader than just the roads controlled by Highways England
  • How this concept could become the logical network for strategic planning by the Sub-national Transport Bodies

David Quarmby - Co-author of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund study, Major Roads for the Future

12:30 -

Implementing the new Highways Code of Practice - Making a risk based approach work

Lila Tachtsi, Director, Transport Asset Management, Atkins Global

12:55 -

A new way of working in the East

Chris Poultney, Eastern Highways Alliance & Programme Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

13.30 -
Lunch Break & exhibition viewing
14.30 -

Going further with innovation and delivery on the UK road network

  • Asset Management
  • Innovation
  • Devolution from a contractor's outlook

Lee Rushbrooke, Chief Executive, Colas

Breakout sessions

14.55 -

Breakout room 1:

Accessible innovation - How can we harness the latest developments in asphalt technology during challenging times?

  • Delivering more with less
  • Reducing delays
  • Improving sustainability

Brian Kent
National Technical Director, Tarmac
Gary Schofield
Technical Manager, Total UK Limited

Breakout room 2:

Delivering performance in local highways and infrastructure: how the industry can collectively move forward to deliver a better and people focussed outcome.

  • Measuring the difference
  • Deliver for communities and people
  • Creating the climate for trust

Steve Helliwell, Operations Director, Balfour Beatty Living Places
Alison Bond, Director, The Halo Works

15.45 -
Afternoon Coffee Break
16:05 -

Local authority case study: Durham County Council - What it took to achieve Band 3 in the Self-Assessment funding programme and how we plan to stay there

John Reed, Head of Technical Services, Durham County Council

16:30 -

The road ahead from the motorist's perspective

Three big issues as viewed from the driving seat:

  • Environmental pressures
  • Congestion and its cures
  • Maintenance and money

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

16:55-18:00 Close of day one – Drinks Reception

Day Two:

08:30 -
Registration, exhibition viewing and morning coffee

09:30 -

A view from New Zealand: Collaborative working on asset management and the story of the country's Road Efficiency Group

New Zealand has been responding to funding challenges through a commitment to chasing efficiencies in our roading sector, improving asset management planning, and supporting regional collaboration.  This commenced with a Ministerial Task Force (The Road Maintenance Task Force) in 2011/12 outlining 17 recommendations to the sector.

The Road Efficiency Group (with membership from the NZ Transport Agency and Local Government New Zealand) have been tasked with giving effect to these recommendations by December 2018.  Dawn and Andrew will be presenting on how the Road Efficiency Group is delivering nationally on this programme alongside their experiences with regional collaboration.  Andrew will also present on this work from his perspective with respect to ensuring New Zealand is investing in the most effective road maintenance, operations, and renewals.

Dom McLeod, Chief Executive, Matamata Piako District Council;
Andrew McKillop, Planning and Investment Manager, NZ Transport Agency;
Dawn Inglis, Project Director, Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord

10:00 -

Changing the culture of joint working and the benefits of further collaboration

  • Improvements and efficiency through collaboration
  • Changing the culture of joint working
  • Benefits of further collaboration

Clive Hall, Head of Highways & Community Services, Herefordshire Council. Midlands Service Improvement Group
Paul Boss, Highway Asset Manager, Staffordshire County Council Strategic Highway Partnership

10:25 -

Effective highways procurement - The right outcome through good practice delivery

Matthew Lugg OBE ,HMEP Advocate , Director of Public services for Mouchel

11:15 -
Morning Coffee Break and exhibition viewing
11:40 -

Putting the road user first

Guy Dangerfield, Road User Director, Transport Focus

12:05 -

Local authority case study: North Yorkshire Council - Successful bidding for maintenance money through the Local Growth Fund?

Barrie Mason, Assistant Director, Highways and Transportation, North Yorkshire Council

12.50 -
Lunch and exhibition viewing
13:50 -

Local authority case study: Cheshire East Council - The challenges and opportunities of effective maintenance investment and partnership delivery

Paul Traynor, Strategic Commissioning Manager - Highways, Cheshire East Council

14:15 -

Highways England representative

14:40 -

Local authority case study: Oxfordshire County Council - Improving self assessment banding through developing the approach to the incentive questionnaire.

David Bullock, Highway and Transport Asset Manager, Oxfordshire County Council

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