Urban Trees, Highways and Utilities – Hannah Cook, GreenBlue Urban

Hannah Cook at GreenBlue Urban emphasises the importance of green infrastructure within the road network as towns and cities across the UK expand.  With increasing urbanisation of our towns and cities, the pressure to plant trees is huge. Priorities are under...

“Bringing the environment into the picture” – How local authorities can add a new dimension to highways asset management – Andy Peart, Yotta

Andy Peart outlines how local authorities can utilise tech and data to inform their highways asset management decisions and bring in a new environmental dimension.   The science of strategic highways asset management is going through seismic change. Historically,...

Questions about the value of investment in roads – David Metz, UCL Centre for Transport Studies

David Metz, honorary professor at the UCL Centre for Transport Studies, outlines his suggested actions to inform future investment decisions when looking ahead to Road Investment Strategy (RIS3) The Department for Transport has begun to plan its third Road Investment...

Delivering 21st century roads – Marie-Claude Hemming, The Civil Engineering Contractors Association

From the cost of materials to the impact of legislation and foreign tensions, Marie-Claude Hemming, director of operations at The Civil Engineering Contractors Association, outlines what the future holds for contractors.   The Government’s radical proposals for...

Accelerating delivery of big infrastructure

National Highways has been working with the government’s Project Speed infrastructure taskforce to develop ways of accelerating the delivery of major road schemes, making it says National Highways’ director David Haimes, “an exciting and challenging opportunity for us...
Accelerating delivery of big infrastructure

Accelerating delivery of big infrastructure

National Highways has been working with the government’s Project Speed infrastructure taskforce to develop ways of accelerating the delivery of major road schemes, making it says National Highways’ director David Haimes, “an exciting and challenging opportunity for us...

Why National Pothole Day matters in the age of Covid-19

Why National Pothole Day matters in the age of Covid-19

This year’s National Pothole Day secured coverage across national print and broadcast media, putting a much-needed spotlight on the worsening pothole funding crisis. Paul Fleetham, Managing Director of Tarmac Contracting argues that even in the throes of Covid-19,...

Using AI to monitor the impact of Covid-19 on our Highways

Using AI to monitor the impact of Covid-19 on our Highways

Author: Peter Mildon - COO and Co-Founder, Vivacity Labs Peter Mildon, COO and Co-Founder of Vivacity Labs, has been reviewing data from Vivacity’s national network of AI-based video road sensors to assess the impact of Covid-19 on our highways networks on a daily...

Creating a legacy of continuous improvement

Creating a legacy of continuous improvement

Technical excellence and true collaboration lie at the core of the pavement efficiencies achieved across the different delivery programmes within Highways England’s Road Period 1

A new source of road construction data

A new source of road construction data

Pell Frischmann is working with the pioneering tech company Datumate which has developed market-leading drone and project cloud processing services that can measure progress and variance between as-designed and as-built for large linear infrastructure projects

Never, never, never give up

Never, never, never give up

Karla Jakeman, Innovation Lead for Connected Transport at Innovate UK explains the process of selecting the many excellent winners from the recent Highways England innovation competitions. Designed to identify and fund solutions that will change the way UK roads are designed, managed and used, many of the winners will be at Innovate UK’s Innovation Hub at Highways UK

Connecting the Constructors

Connecting the Constructors

As a manufacturer looking in at the industry, we see wonderful pockets of innovation that are beginning to overcome the well-versed challenges facing major projects, says Neil Williams at Leica Geosystems

It’s time to get to grips with digital

While the construction industry agrees that digital ways of working should be at the heart of everything we do – there is still a long way to go to make this a reality. That’s because two barriers – people and commercial models – remain a roadblock to our brighter, digitally-driven future.

The role of roads on the road to net-zero carbon emissions

Every business needs to understand its net-zero emissions target. Adam Crossley, head of environment and strategy at Skanska UK, sets out how tackling climate change can make the highways sector more efficient and attractive.

Invest today to deliver the highway infrastructure of tomorrow

The strategic road network is relied upon by the vast majority of the country’s population, and with a large national pipeline of highways works, we must invest in the skilled workforce and innovative solutions required to deliver this, says Phil Clifton, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Highways business.

The vital ingredients for successful asset management

The public have understandably high expectations of our first-world country’s infrastructure, expectations that are not met by the conditions they experience almost literally on their doorstep, as Claire Gowson, Principal Consultant, Atkins, explains

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