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Attracting new labour into highways – Ben Rawding, JCB

Attracting new labour into highways – Ben Rawding, JCB

Ben Rawding from JCB stresses the importance of new technologies to tackle the labour shortages and attract new talent to the sector.  Today the highways teams within British local authorities face a number of challenges, and as an industry we must do more to support...

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

Author: Jon Cole, Head of Pavement Efficiency and Productivity, Highways England Our pavement efficiency journey started with a workshop in September 2015 in recognition that the way we delivered pavement needed to contribute significantly to the RIS1 capital...

A new source of road construction data

A new source of road construction data

Author: Tony Gosling - Chief Digital Officer, Pell Frischmann The design of highway schemes would be improved if designers and decision makers could easily understand the cost, time, risk and disruption impacts of individual design choices The traditional process...

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