8 March 2018
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The fifth CIHT Annual Conference took place in London on Thursday, 8th March. To watch speaker videos from the conference please click here.
The day-long conference was designed around knowledge sharing interactive sessions, industry leading speakers, leading exhibitors and opportunities for professional networking. It addressed how innovation is changing the highways sector & how the sector will develop in the future. As part of the focus, CIHT welcomed government recognition of the importance of the highway network with new structures for delivery and changes to funding for strategic roads now in place.
The conference contributed towards CPD,
Delegates attended representing a cross section of the Highways sector, public and private and across the supply chain.
Annual Conference 2018 Programme
CIHT Annual Conference industry leading speakers and panel members included:
• Elliot Shaw, Executive director, strategy and planning Highways England explains their approach to the next investment period on the strategic road network
• Dave Wright, Kier executive director for highways shares his experience from their perspective as a leading Gold Corporate Partner
• Dana Skelley OBE, Director of Strategy and Operational Excellence Skanska Civil Engineering draws on her experience looking at future challenges for the industry
• Gergely Raccuja, Strategic Consultant at Amey, winner of the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize for this entry ‘Paying for road use could be Miles Better’ addresses future funding, new services and legal issues
The four interactive knowledge sharing breakout sessions were:
• Collaboration across public and private sector partners across the industry - this session showed how collaboration is bringing real results and value.
• Developing new skills and talent across the industry - we heard from some of the best young people in our sector about how their work is making a difference across a range of different areas.
• Changes to the network: Transport for the North outlined their strategy for investment and the session discussed the development of the Major road network and what the implications for the Local Road network might be.
• Innovation - at a local delivery level this session explored how innovation can change the way services are delivered using technology to drive change. Dorset County Council and Yotta shared their experiences.
Amey Consulting, specialise in intelligent infrastructure interventions rooted in practical thinking.
Beale & Company are a specialist international construction law firm with a first class reputation in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East for delivering cost-effective and solutions driven legal advice to our clients who include the leading consultants and contractors.
Innovation - changing the way we work - sponsored by:
Changes to our Networks - sponsored by:
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, also other design, program and construction management professionals. We design future ready solutions in Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources and Power & Energy sectors.
Bringing in new skills and talent - sponsored by:
Collaboration - sponsored by:
Employing over 20,000 people, Kier Group is one of the leading providers of highways management and maintenance services for both strategic and local authority networks, extending over 50,000km across the UK. Our end to end capability in consulting, construction, maintenance and management enables us to design, build, maintain and operate highways assets. Our breadth of experience across a variety of delivery models is gained and shared through our highly collaborative approach, enabling us to benchmark performance, optimise best practice and share knowledge, assets and skills across typical geographical and supply chain boundaries. This investment in continual improvement is reflected in our leading supplier rating with key client Highways England, being the first to attain BS11000, eliminating 3m carriageway crossings and achieving over six million hours without RIDDOR, the regulations covering the reporting of work-related deaths and injuries.
Pavement performance specialists, suppliers and installers of a range of asphalt reinforcement solutions for planed and regulated surfaces to deliver projects that extend the life of your pavements.
We offer Arcdeso (anti-reflective cracking design software) and an accredited installation service utilising purpose built applicators and a fleet of bond coat tankers.
The Hemming Group is the highways and transport sector's leading multi-platform media company. With publications such as Highways, Smart Highways and Transport Network, Hemming's portfolio of events also includes: Traffex, Traffex Seeing is Believing and Traffex Road Expo Scotland as well as a number of market-leading conferences, seminars and round tables.
CIHT can only make available speaker presentations where we have received permission so a few more may be added at a later date.
Andreas Markides is the current President of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
Andreas has 35 years’ experience in the industry, having worked on the planning, design and management of major development projects, urban extensions and town centre regeneration schemes as well as the design and supervision of infrastructure works for private and public sector clients in the UK and overseas. In the UK he has worked as expert witness at public inquiries for many different private and public sector clients.
Andreas was on the Board of Colin Buchanan for twelve years and Chairman for the period 2009-2011. He was a partner at Odyssey Markides for three years, before establishing Markides Associates in October 2016, specialising in transport planning work. The company is based at Waterloo, London and it employs 20 transport planners and highway engineers.
He is on the Transport Panel of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is also a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism. In 2013-14 he served as Planning Commissioner for the Island of Cyprus.
Andrew is the Director of Policy and Technical Affairs for The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, which represents over 14,000 members from the highways and transportation sector in over 85 countries worldwide. Members come from a range of professional backgrounds relating to the building, maintenance, operation, design and planning of transportation networks.
Throughout his career Andrew has been focussed on the development of improved highway services in the UK. He is experienced in operating at a strategic, tactical and operational level across a wide range of authorities and organisations and has over 25 years’ experience of developing partnership approaches to service delivery. Before joining CIHT Andrew was Director of Central and Local Government services at Atkins where he provided advice to a range of clients in the sector.
Andrew joined Atkins in January 2006 from 4ps where he was a senior executive advising local authorities on the best way to develop, procure and deliver PFI and PPP schemes .He has a deep knowledge and wide range of experience of developing successful partnerships across the UK highways sector, using a range of contractual models. His understanding of the structure, funding, service development, procurement and delivery in the sector lead to a secondment to UKTI in 2010 to produce a report on the capability of the UK Highways sector.
Andrew is recognised at a senior level professionally, being a Trustee of CIHT for 6 years and has chaired both its Procurement and Education boards. He is a former chair of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch of CIHT.
Gergely Raccuja was born in Budapest, Hungary. He read Political Philosophy, Urban Planning and Italian at UCL, graduating in 2015 with First Class Honours. In January 2016, he started as a Graduate Transport Planner at Amey Consulting in Birmingham. His proposal, entitled Miles Better won the 2017 Wolfson Prize in Economics. He has joined Amey’s Strategic Consulting team in October 2017 to learn and practice the principles of asset management for the improvement of the UK’s highway system.
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