“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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
If you can’t do Small Data efficiently and effectively now, asks Brian Fitzpatrick, how do you think you’ll be able to do Big Data in the future?
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 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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