The CIHT Annual Conference took place at the Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel on Thursday, 2nd March 2017.      

CPD logo smallerThe CPD conference focused on delivering world class transport infrastructure and services and provided up-to-date information as the sector gears up for delivery in 2017. This CPD interactive one day conference included:

  • Live presentations
  • Interviews
  • Structured break-out sessions

CIHT thanks all sponsors and exhibitors and conference supporters.

Workshop Sponsors

Fusion connects the expertise, innovation and resources of three world-leading engineering businesses: Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman, to design, construct and operate innovative engineering solutions for large, complex infrastructure programmes in the UK. To date our track record of working on UK legacy infrastructure projects includes: HS1, Crossrail and Thames Tideway Tunnel.  

Within Europe we have built significant elements of high speed rail and are keen to see the UK pick up the baton on high speed rail innovation and technology.

In 2016, Fusion were awarded the central lot of HS2’s enabling work packages. Delivering essential preparatory ground works to some 102km of the phase 1 route.


Ringway logo smallAs a leading service provider to local authorities, Ringway undertakes the management, maintenance and improvement of the built environment across a national portfolio of term contracts.

We believe in working in partnership with our clients and work hard to understand their needs and those of their customers. In this way we are able to focus on service outcomes to deliver efficiency and cost savings, to maximise the serviceable life of the highway asset, reducing the burden on maintenance budgets.

We provide a wide range of services for our clients and where practical deliver this service with our in house teams.

• 24hr Reactive highways maintenance cover
• Schemes improvements
• Planned highway maintenance
• Winter maintenance
• Surface Dressing
• Rural grass cutting
• Herbicidal treatments
• Gully cleansing
• Street lighting repairs and maintenance
• Structures repair and maintenance
• Vehicle maintenance

Support Sponsor

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Tripod Crest is a leading provider of planing operations and pavement surfacing resources. Our UK-wide coverage provides unrivalled resource capability and expertise to support the highways industry's commitment to safety, efficiency and sustainability. Our track record in long-term maintenance contracts, short notice schemes and emergency response to incidents means Tripod Crest is the partner of choice for all types of highways maintenance and improvement works. We operate a one-stop shop service for our Customers; with plant maintenance and transportation services complementing our core business of planing and surfacing operations.

Shared Learning Partner & Exhibitor

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ACO is a world leader in the design, development and implementation of sustainable surface water management systems. We are at the forefront of supporting UK Infrastructure with full range of transport specific drainage products and service, providing architects, specifiers and engineers with a complete package of integrated systems, suitable for use across the entire spectrum of civil engineering projects.


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Exclusive UK distributor for GlasGrid range of reinforcement systems, bridge deck waterproofing protection and providers of surface dressing systems to suit all carriageways, including coloured aggregate finishes. Our clients are reassured knowing our portfolio of products and services are CE marked and our installation teams are NVQ qualified, NHSS13 compliant.

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Causeway Highways & Infrastructure Maintenance Management software provides seamless integration with clients’ asset management systems, linking contractors and clients electronically to combine asset, cost and performance data. The result is improved visibility in support of partnering, open book and cost-reimbursable contracts, as well as improved performance management and informed decision making.

Gattica Associated Limited smallGattica Associates Limited’s understanding of the complex procedure, governance and legislation surrounding utility issues gives our clients the confidence that all aspects of utility infrastructure alterations will be managed effectively throughout all stages of the project.

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In Situ Recycling Specialists

Through Testing, Trialing, Design & Delivery, SPL provide the sustainable solution to structural failures in our carriageways across the UK.
Urban or Rural the benefits are clear:
•    20 year design life
•    Reduced lorry movements & faster build times
•    Lower carbon footprint


Nynas smallHow do you become an expert? You focus on one thing only. For more than eighty years, Nynas’ focus on bitumen has enabled us to continuously develop high-performance products for a wide range of challenging applications. That’s why we are the partner of choice when our customers need long-term solutions. Let’s talk.


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  • Client organisations
  • Delivery organisations
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Local Authorities
  • Academia

Who attended:

Company Company
AECOM Knight Architects
Aggregate Industries Local Government Technical Advisors Group
Amey London Councils
Arcadis LLP Markides Associates
Ardent Consulting Engineers. Matchtech
Arup Metis Consultants Ltd
Asphalt Reinforcement Services Ltd Milton Keynes Council
Atkins Limited Morgan Sindall
Balfour Beatty   Mott MacDonald
Balfour Beatty Living Places Mouchel
Beale & Company Solicitors LLP Mynott Associates Limited
Borough of Poole Norman Rourke Pryme
Brighton & Hove City Council North East Lincolnshire Council.
Buckinghamshire County Council Nynas UK AB
Burns Consult Ltd ORR
Cambridgeshire County Council Phil Jones Associates
Capita P&I Pinsent Masons
Carillion Civil Engineering Professional Construction Strategies
Carillion Kier JV RAC Foundation
Causeway Ridge & Partners LLP
Central Bedfordshire Council  Ringway
CH2M Ringway Jacobs
CIHT Asset Management Panel Rowsell Wright 
CIHT Council SJLee Consulting Ltd
CIHT Urban Design Panel Skanska
Civil Engineering Contractors Association Slough Borough Council
Colas UK Limited SPL
Coventry University Steer Davies Gleave
Create Consulting Engineers Ltd Stuart Michael Associates Ltd
Dartford Borough Council Surveyor
Defence Infrastructure Organisation Tarmac 
DEFT153 Ltd Taylor Woodrow
Department for Transport TfL
Devon County Council TfN
Ebbsfleet Development Corporation The Planning Inspectorate
Elgin Total Bitumen
England's Economic Heartland Strategic Alliance TPS
ERH Communications & Civil Engineering Traffex
ERM Transport Focus
Essex County Council Transport for London
Flowline Transport for West Midlands
FM Conway Consultancy Transport Planning & Infrastructure
Fusion Transport Scotland
Gaist Transportation Professional
Gattica Associates Ltd TransportNI
Gatwick Airport Tripod Crest Ltd
Graham Construction University of the West of England
Hertfordshire County Council Velocity
Highways England VolkerHighways
Homes and Communities Agency Waterman Aspen
Hounslow Highways WJ North Limited
Hydrock WJ South Limited
Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd WJ South Ltd
Infrastructure Intelligence World Road Association
i-Transport WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Jackson Civil Engineering Yotta
Kapsch TrafficCom  

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Andrew Hugill - Director of Policy & Technical Affairs, CIHT








Peter Molyneux - Strategic Road Network Director, Transport for the North (TfN)

Steve Gooding - Director, RAC Foundation

Steve Gooding Steve is Director of the RAC Foundation, a transport think tank which explores the economic, mobility, safety and environmental issues relating to roads and their users, commissioning and publishing research to promote informed debate in the interests of responsible motoring. Previously Steve worked at the DfT, as Director General, responsible for policy relating to motoring, roads and management of the agencies running driver and vehicle licensing and testing; and before that as DfT’s Roads Director. In a thirty year career in the Civil Service Steve was private secretary to several transport ministers and worked on a wide range of transport policy issues, including a spell at the Office of Rail Regulation.


Workshop Speakers and Chair Information

Oliver Riches - Associate Director, Arup

Oliver Riches small.jpgOliver is an Associate Director with Arup, based in their Edinburgh Office. He has over 25 years design and construction experience on major infrastructure projects in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and Asia.  Oliver obtained his honours (1990) and master’s (1994) degrees in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London. He completed his professional training with the civil engineering contractor Tarmac Construction, working on large infrastructure projects in the UK and Germany and is a chartered engineer and member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Oliver joined Ove Arup and Partners London Office in 1995 and worked on the design of the Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System and the Potsdamer Platz Tower in Berlin before moving to their Edinburgh Office in 1997 where he was design lead for a range of projects including the Falkirk Wheel Aqueduct, the design of highway bridges and footbridges and the strengthening of a number of Victorian railway viaducts. Oliver is currently the Queensferry Crossing Design Compliance Manager, working as part of the Employer’s Delivery Team, which acts on behalf of the Scottish Ministers to deliver the Forth Replacement Crossing project. He is Project Manager for Engineering Services provided to Amey for the maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge and is currently preparing for the role of Queensferry Crossing Bridges Manager, responsible for the management of Inspection and Maintenance services on the Queensferry Crossing, following the completion of construction.

Queensferry Crossing – the development of monitoring and asset management systems for infrastructure resilience:

Construction of the Queensferry Crossing, a 2.7km cable stayed bridge over the Forth Estuary, will be completed later this year.  The bridge will be provided with a structural health monitoring system and electronic databases of design, as-built and base-line information. This will allow the development of advanced asset management systems that will exploit cloud computing and provide real time monitoring of the bridge. A range of decision support tools will be provided to support incident response and the effective implementation of inspection and maintenance procedures, including the scheduling and reporting of inspections and the automatic generation of reports on bridge integrity and condition.


Paula Claytonsmith - Director, Strategy & Performance, Gaist Solutions

Paula ClaytonsmithPaula has been at the heart of public sector innovation, transformation and local government improvement for many years. With key roles at national and government advisory level, Paula has an impressive legacy of being involved with high profile government initiatives and sectoral change for the benefit of local government services. 
Paula’s background has been management of a cross range of high profile frontline services in both small and large authorities. Paula joined the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) in 2000 as Assistant Director of Improvement. A strategic position that had responsibility for The Beacon Council Scheme, Academic best practice knowledge transfer, Best Value, Performance Management including KPIs, Council and Service improvement strategies including LEAN etc, Procurement, Climate Change and the Planning Advisory Service. She has written best practice guidance, inspection analysis, failure intervention strategies and advised Ministers on Local Government performance improvement techniques.
It was Paula's passion and innovations that led to the first ever 'Service based' Peer reviews within local government being developed in 2002 using unique Warwick University academic insights. Paula’s expert understanding of performance meant she was appointed joint Project Director on 'Performance Management, Measurement and Information' to the Audit Commission. This led to further links with Cranfield Institute on Politics of Performance. Paula's contribution to Local Government improvement meant she is regularly invited to speak nationally, write articles and has been previously been listed in the 'Top 40 under 40'. In 2011 Paula spent some time working in China, developing a strategy for a $50bn company, keen on promoting it’s ethical strategies to UK Government.
Paula has a deep understanding of the important role Elected Members and local politics have in local government services. She was selected and stood for London Borough elections and continues to be connected with Think Tanks, Policy Advisors to Political parties and a range of Government Departments including Cabinet Office, Defra, DCLG amongst others.
Paula joined Gaist to bring a wealth of her strategic experience to both existing and future areas of work for the Gaist and its growing partner and innovation councils.
Resilient Infrastructure Synopsis – what we have learned recently and how we are preparing for the future
Extreme weather events have placed ever greater pressures on our infrastructure. Many councils already do excellent work to provide a seamless service, even when faced with extraordinary events such as those in Winter 2015/2016. However, some councils and government agencies/departments are preparing for future winters of extreme events using data, technologies from other countries and new novel delivery mechanisms to ensure they are ever ready for future winters in changing climatic times.

Matthew Lugg, OBE, C Eng, B Eng, MICE, FCIHT, DMS
Director of Public Services for Mouchel part of WSP Global
HMEP Advocate

Matthew Lugg photo smallMatthew is Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation, a past President of ADEPT, former chair of the UK Roads Board and the Midland Highway Alliance Board.

He was been working for the Department for Transport, Local Transport Division on HMEP and other related initiatives for the last 5 years.

He has considerable experience in the public sector working for a number of county councils.

He has played a major role in the development of Highway Asset Management and collaborative procurement in the UK by leading projects to produce national guidance.

He has also presented a number of papers internationally on highways maintenance and transport topics.

Matthew has won numerous awards for his personal contribution most notably the ICE Municipal Engineer of the year, the UK National Transport Award for his outstanding contribution to local transport, an ICE Award for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering in the East Midlands and the OBE for services to local government.  

Wayne Duerden BEng, CEng, MICE, FCIHT, HonFIHE, Head of Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signs Policy, Department for Transport

Wayne Duerden photoAfter graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1981, Wayne joined the Ipswich office of C H Dobbie & Partners, working on water supply and highways design and construction.  In 1986 Wayne joined the Department of Transport’s London Regional Office as an Area Engineer where amongst other duties he was the Department’s Project Manager for the £22m contract to refurbish the northbound Blackwall Tunnel.

With the creation of the Government Offices in 1994 Wayne joined the Government Office for London.  He provided advice on local transport issues across London and was closely involved in the analysis of the annual Transport Policies and Programmes submissions and allocation of funds.

In August 1998, Wayne moved to Department for Transport headquarters where he managed a range of walking and cycling research projects and was the Department's focal point and policy lead for Home Zones.

Wayne is currently Head of the Traffic Engineering and Traffic Signs Policy at the Department for Transport and leads a team developing policy, regulatory frameworks and technical advice for traffic management, traffic signs, traffic signals and street design. He has extensive experience of traffic management and takes a keen interest in streetscape issues.

Andrew Cameron, Director, WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Andrew is an engineer with a background in transportation, architectural engineering and urban design. He has over 20 years’ experience in how we can plan for movement whilst at the same time creating great streets and enjoyable places.

He has been involved in many regeneration and masterplanning projects for villages, towns and cities in the UK and around the world. These include the £8B Earls Court redevelopment which will stitch new London streets into the fractured fabric of this part of the city and Birmingham Connected which will address the over dominance of the motor vehicle to create better transit and a more walkable public realm. Internationally Andrew has worked on proposals for Chicago Lakeside, a community of 50,000 people with new city wide transit connections, a human scale, slow speed, strategic highway through the site and two miles of new lakeshore walking and bike trails. He is currently looking at movement and street design issues for a new mixed-use town of 40,000 people in Bahrain which will aim to internalise journeys, create better streets and more walkable neighbourhoods.

Andrew has acted as an advisor to Government for The House of Commons Select Committees on Housing and Sustainable Communities. He is co-author of national and local design guidance, including The Urban Design Compendium, Manual for Streets 1 and 2, Designing Streets (for the Scottish Government) and The Abu Dhabi Urban Street Design Manual. He is a Design Review Panel Member for The Design Council CABE, MADE and OPUN.

Julia Gregory - Director of Projects, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Julia Gregory Julia is Ebbsfleet Development Corporations Director of Projects, heading up a team to deliver £275m investment programme to deliver key infrastructure (Highways, transportation and utilities), housing and commercial development critical to the success of the Garden City. Prior to this Julia has held other key senior infrastructure positions  at Gatwick Airport as Head of Airport development for its second runway project, at Buckinghamshire County Council and at Stansted Airport.
She has more than 25 years of experience in developing key infrastructure across major developments and projects with a particular focus on highways and transportation. In May 2014, Julia was awarded Personality of the Year at the Global Air Rail Awards. 


Richard Higgins, Head of Surface Access Strategy, Gatwick Airport

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Richard Higgins joined Gatwick from Arup in 2016.  He has over 25 years’ experience of urban transport strategies and transport scheme design, evaluation and delivery with a focus on encouraging integrated, sustainable transport solutions.  

Richard was with Arup for over 18 years, during which time he provided strategic transport planning advice to a wide range of clients in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, including surface access to airports and city-scale developments and masterplans.  Before joining the team at Gatwick Richard spent most of his last four years at Arup advising the airport on its surface access strategy, including plans to support a second runway.

Richard’s new role as Head of Surface Access Strategy involves setting the strategic direction for surface access to accommodate growth and to ensure Gatwick remains an accessible and attractive airport for all its passengers, staff and business partners. 

Jon Sandford – Infrastructure Lead – Planning Enabling and Development, HCA

Jon Sandford has over 25 years’ experience working in the development and transportation industry, helping to deliver enabling infrastructure for development.  He is leads on infrastructure to enable development for the HCA from within the Planning Enabling and Development team.  He has experience of the broad range of infrastructure that supports the policy, planning, master-planning, appraisal and the delivery and development of sites – with a transport planning focus.  Since 2010 he has worked within the HCA facilitating the planning and delivery of large scale housing proposals as part of the ATLAS service. Before that, he worked in consultancy at a Project Director level, delivering transport planning and engineering solutions for large scale development projects.

Short synopsis of what the presentation will cover
My presentation will give an overview of the issues in successful (and unsuccessful) transportation infrastructure enabling associated with large new sustainable communities – with reference to Garden Towns and Villages; Having an emphasis on the management and facilitative issues in delivery.

Alexandra Luck BSc (Hons), MSc, CEng, MCIHT, MCSFS, MEWI, A Luck AssociatesAlex Luck photo small

Alexandra Luck is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Register of Security Engineers and Specialists. She works in the fields of built environment and infrastructure asset management, risk management and safety as well as security-minded approaches. She has extensive experience of the development, implementation and auditing of proportionate and structured management systems within the construction and transportation sector as well as the forensic investigation and analysis of incidents.

She was the lead technical author of PAS 1192-5: 2015 and has co-authored a number of supporting articles, documentation and guidance material. She is also lead technical author of PAS 185 Smart Cities – Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach. She has provided advice on the implementation of security-minded approaches to digital engineering within a number of projects across the CNI sectors, including both buildings and infrastructure.


Jonathan Edwards, Business Advisory, Head of Client Services for Transportation, Arcadis LLP

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Jonathan Edwards is the Transport sector lead for Business Transformation at Arcadis. Jonathan is responsible for the successful engagement and delivery of Business Transformation services to Transport clients. As a consultant he has experience across the infrastructure sector and has provided strategic, operational, and commercial advice for a range clients and major programmes. These include a number of projects focusing on BIM where Jonathan has led the implementation and realisation of the benefits of BIM within an organisation.

Simon Rawlinson, Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight, Arcadis

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Simon heads the Arcadis multi-disciplinary Strategic Research and Insight team.   Simon has held business roles in connection with collaboration and innovation since 2000 and has been closely involved with the evolution of Information Management over this period.

Simon has 20 years’ experience in construction and built environment research and innovation.  He is a well-known commentator in the construction industry and his research interests include market forecasting, construction productivity and procurement.

Simon was appointed to the Construction Leadership Council responsible for strategy, communication and thought leadership in October 2015.  He has played a key role in the development of the CLC’s strategy focused on digital, manufacture and whole life performance.  

Simon has been a member of the UK Government BIM Task Group since 2010, and has been involved in the development and implementation of the UK National BIM strategy, focused on the commercial agenda.  Most recently he has acted as editor-in-chief of forthcoming BSi guidance on Level 2 BIM.


Rick Robinson - Director of Technology, Amey

Rick RobinsonDr. Rick Robinson is Director of Technology for Amey, one of the UK's largest providers of public and regulated services and infrastructure. In this role, Rick is responsible for driving advances in digital technology into public services and infrastructure that are used by about 1 in 4 people in the UK every day. Previously, Rick was Executive Architect for Smarter Cities for IBM. Rick collaborates with a network of technology entrepreneurs, Universities and social institutions to explore innovations in digital technology, and has advised the UK Government and United Nations on their impact on infrastructure, communities and society. Rick is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the RSA, a member of the Academy of Urbanism, a member of the Board of Innovation Birmingham and Birmingham Science City Alliance. He founded and chairs the Birmingham Smart City Alliance. Rick writes about his work at

Anne-Marie Friel - Partner, Pinsent Masons

Anne-Marie FrielAnne-Marie has been advising clients in the infrastructure sector for 18 years and specialises in providing complex advice and the implementation of new risk sharing approaches (including partnering and alliancing models) on major infrastructure projects. She is part of Pinsent Masons team of transport specialists but also has extensive and varied experience in respect of both project-financed and non-project financed transactions, across a range of sectors including rail, road, waste, construction, FM, retail, health and defence . Anne-Marie presents regularly to audiences on contract issues affecting the infrastructure sector and is also very involved in driving new and innovative approaches to the provision of legal services to Pinsent Masons’ core infrastructure clients. 


Nic Cary, Head of Data Policy, Department for Transport


Nic Cary photo smallNic Cary is Head of Data Policy at the Department for Transport. He is responsible for the Department’s transport data policy, strategy and outreach. His role shapes the data aspects of the Government Transformation Strategy to the context of a Department which helps keep Britain on the move. He is a frequent public speaker, where his focus is on evangelising the benefits of digital transformation and open data in the transport sector. Before taking up his present position, he led the team responsible for transforming digital services and open data at the Department’s 19 agencies and public bodies. Nowadays he emphasises that digital transformation is a business process, recognising that digital can have a techie image that is off-putting for non-technologists. He has been in digital for more than 20 years, having founded his own internet consultancy in 1995 and has since undertaken a wide variety of digital and technology roles, including that of CTO, technical architect and head of infrastructure. Previously he had a successful career at board-level in marketing communications.


Sharon Kindleysides, Managing Director, Kapsch TrafficCom

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Sharon Kindleysides is the Managing Director of Kapsch TrafficCom Ltd and has been with the Kapsch Group since 2003. She studied Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of the West of England, followed by an MBA and a Post Graduate Certificate in Business research at Durham University Business School.

She has been responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy in the UK’s ITS Market and has a particular interest in the areas of Mobility-as-a-Service and Autonomous Vehicles.

Sharon is a Fellow of the CIHT, Previous Past Chairman of ITS UK and founder of the Women in ITS Interest Group.

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