Delivering Vision Zero will be challenging and resource intensive. The timeframe for delivery also requires focus on what matters most in reducing the number and severity of casualties says Jeremy Phillips, leader of CEDR’s Working Group on Road Safety The ambition to...
We need to see a cultural change towards approaches to carbon, says John Dixon, Jacobs’ Vice President and Highways Market Director, and we should take inspiration from the transformationl improvements in safety achieved within the sector over the last 20 years Over...
Fiona O’Donnell, Jacob’s Head of Health, Safety and Environemnt (HSE) outlines her organisation’s efforts to break down the barriers that hinder honest conversations about mental health and encourage an open culture of support around the globe Fiona O'Donnell, Jacobs...
Steve Birdsall, CEO of Gaist, provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services, explains the very real possibility of a revolution in road safety In the past decade, the role of data within the built environment has changed dramatically. An explosion in the...
Covid-19 has thrown the issue of workplace health into the spotlight. But in the highways sector, which has a heady cocktail of exposure hazards from manual handling to bitumen fumes, the control of workplace health risks has long been the Cinderella to accident...
The UK Connected and Automated MobilityRoadmap to 2030, launched this week by Zenzic, the government-backed organisation set up to accelerate the self-driving revolution, offers a neutral, independent, collaboratively built and jointly owned agreement on a vision of the future. It’s clear that having the right infrastructure at the right time is vital and, says Zenzic’s Head of Technology Mark Cracknell, the voice of the Highways community is a critical part of the early exploratory discussions
Is it “automated” or “autonomous” driving – or neither? Daniel Ruiz, chief executive of Zenzic (formerly Meridian Mobility) sets out how he’s trying not to say “CAVs” as he strives to make the revolution in mobility accessible to all.
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.
James Haluch, Amey’s highways managing director sets out the thinking behind the company’s Vision 2030 as a coherent industry-wide approach that puts safety and diversity at the heart of technological advances
Anthony Smith, chief executive of Transport Focus, looks forward to the launch at Highways UK of the Strategic Roads User Survey (SRUS) – the independent road user watchdog’s most significant roads survey since becoming engaged with the sector in 2015.
Understanding human issues is vital to realising the benefits of new intelligent mobility technologies and service models, says Dr Claire Williams, Technical Director for intelligent mobility at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business
CECA, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, is launching its Change Infrastructure: Highwaysprogramme as an integral element of Highways UK. It is looking for people from across the industry – customers, contractors, supply chain and stakeholders – to identify challenges to put to delegates at the event in November. CECA chief executive Alasdair Reisner explains
Technology is changing the world but too often we start with the solution without fully considering the outcome we are trying to achieve, says James Bulleid, Technology Director for Costain’s Infrastructure division.
Driving for Better Business is a road safety campaign with a difference, one where road safety is the desired outcome, but not the central message.
Being listened to and feeling that you are being heard is of huge importance to all of us. Why then should it be any different for our stakeholders when our organisations deliver a project?
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