Three webinars on understanding our networks better- how technology can help, how freight uses the strategic road network and the wider impacts of road maintence.
Three webinars about understanding our networks better - key to informing decisions.
Understand how technology can be used to gain insights into our networks and the limits of AI technology.
Take a look at freight and transport logics - how are they using the strategic road network?
Does road maintenance do more than just fix roads? What are the wider impacts? What is the economic and environmental impact?
These key questions will be discussed at three lunchtime webinars - all for the price of one.
In this interview with Steve Birdsall - CEO of Gaist you will gain an understanding of what AI and sensors can help us understand about our networks as well as their limits.
Speakers: Steve Birdsall, CEO Gaist
Speakers: Kevin Dentith, Chief Engineer (Bridges & Structures) Devon County Council, Ginny Clarke, Chair of CIHT Learned Society and Technical Strategy Board
In this webinar with TRL you will hear about their HMEA project which is about showing that highway maintenance has a much wider impact than just “fixing a few roads”, and that we are using this work to open up that wider conversation and support it with numbers.
What is HMEA?
Model of the life-cycle costs associated with the condition and maintenance of the road network which includes the indirect costs to users of the road network, some of the environmental impacts of road condition such as carbon emissions, the costs and benefits of changes in economic growth resulting from the condition of the network and the value of the road network.
HMEA shows the difference in economic benefits between at least two scenarios and, therefore, the value of investment in road maintenance.
These webinars are for anyone interested in transport planning and governance, network management and how and what we need to consider when we think about the future of transport.
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Three types of tickets are available. A ticket gives you access to all three webinars, that you can access live or on-demand after the live webinar has taken place.
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Steve is passionate about data, about applying new technologies to the built environment and about constantly identifying more innovative, efficient and smarter ways of working. A leader in his field, he has more than 35 years’ experience in specialist data management systems and the strategic management of highways infrastructure and assets. Before launching his own company; Gaist in 2009, Steve worked around the world on large scale survey projects including national surveys of both the UK road and rail network. His technical expertise saw him called as an expert witness to the Potters Bar rail crash public inquiry. His career began as an Army field surveyor in the Royal Artillery and since then has carved out a successful career in business and was voted 'Entrepreneur of the Year' in association with the Telegraph in 2019. Steve continues to head up Gaist as Chief Executive and is actively overseeing the company's UK and international expansion.
Kevin Dentith is Chief Engineer (Bridges & Structures) with Devon County Council, and actively involved in bridges nationally as Chairman of ADEPT’s Bridges Group, and a member of UK Bridges Board and the Bridge Owners Forum. Kevin has worked on numerous steering groups over the years including CIRIAs Scour Manual, BIM Guidance for Local Authorities and more recently bridge scour related research with Universities. Kevin manages a large bridge office with 38 engineers and technicians managing 3215 bridges and 134km of retaining walls. The group has 5 bridge teams covering all aspects of bridge engineering including Asset Management, Bridge and Retaining Wall Design, Inspections and Maintenance.
Richard leads the TRL work on strategic asset management and has been involved in asset management for more than 20 years. He has advised Highways Agency (now Highways England) on the analysis modules of its pavement management system and Local Authorities on the use of road asset data for the management of the road network. Building on work done for Transport Scotland as part of the National Maintenance Review and a subsequent assessment of the benefits of the trunk road network in Scotland, Richard has been the lead for the development of the Highway Maintenance Economic Assessment (HMEA) toolkit for Wales and Local Authorities through the UKRLG. HMEA helps combine the effects of the condition and maintenance of the road network with the economic benefits arising from the network.