Below you will find the latest blogs from leading figures within the Institution.
In October 2018 the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change) published its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C”. It argued that limiting global warming to 1.5°C (rather than 2°C as agreed as part of the Cancun agreement) is necessary but would require ”rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
The 7 of March saw Causeway both exhibit and present at The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s Annual Conference, held at the Victoria Park Plaza in London. The conference saw highways and transportation professionals from across the UK come together to discuss productivity in the sector.
CIHT has a vision is for world-class transportation infrastructure and services. The CIHT mission includes being able to fully demonstrate transport infrastructure’s contribution to a prosperous economy and a healthy and inclusive society.
This blog provides additional comments to the technical paper published in the January 2019 issue of Transportation Professional which up-dates both the highway authority and utility company views on the positive actions considered necessary to drive forward appropriate improvements in street works management.
Earlier this year the CIHT Network Management and Operations Panel meeting we discussed a growing challenge for those responsible for managing and operating our highway networks - the transition to electric vehicles.
Last month, I attended the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation's very first Young Professional's Conference in Leeds.
Throughout the course of the day talks were divided into hubs, essentially breakout areas, in which guest speakers would host a short seminar style presentation.
Below you will find the latest blogs from Matthew Lugg, President, CIHT that highlight some of his activity throughout the year.
I start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. I’m certainly looking forward to the next six months of my Presidency in 2019. This blog a busy December 2018 in which I was involved in numerous events culminating in the perhaps the most important of my Presidency, the CIHT Annual Luncheon 2018.
November has been another busy month for me from attending networking opportunities with ICE and CECA to an amazing regional dinner held by the Cymru Wales committee.
Another busy month of presidential commitments including 3 Regional Dinners, 4 networking dinners, a conference presentation, a stakeholder meeting, a House of Lords reception and a Board of Trustees meeting. Plus I did manage to squeeze a short break to see my daughter Isabelle in Ibiza and enjoy a rare family get together of all my grandchildren.
After such a brilliant summer, autumn has arrived and with it the start of a very busy period of Presidential commitments where I’ve attended three regional dinners plus the Locan Cup dinner, two roundtable debates and one workshop, presented at two conferences and chaired two CIHT meetings - all very exciting!
After a hectic initial but very enjoyable few weeks in June the last two months have been much quieter in terms of formal events the “lull before the storm”. That is not to say I haven’t been busy and there are a few interesting developments to share with you.
Matthew Lugg OBE is Director of Public Services at WSP in the UK, which is part of the 2,000-strong transport and infrastructure business. He is a former local authority surveyor, Head of Service and Director with over 30 years’ experience working in county councils including: Leicestershire County Council; Cambridgeshire County Council; Lincolnshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and North Yorkshire County Council.