The Asphalt Industry Alliance organises a free, interactive, Sharing Best Practice event, aimed at local authority highways engineers, and regularly attends and provides speakers for a range of industry conferences.
Sharing Best Practice - Wednesday 27 September 2017
Now in its seventh year, the AIA’s Sharing Best Practice continues to go from strength to strength. The event offers local authority highway engineers a chance to learn about new approaches and share their own experiences of success and challenges within the industry.
The theme for this year’s event is Future-Proofing our Local Roads with sessions covering the benefits of partnership working; risk management in an asset management world; and a focus on the future.
We had a fantastic turnout this year with over 85 delegates representing local authorities across the country from Devon to Yorkshire. A Fit for the Future poster session was also on display for delegates throughout the day with an emphasis on materials innovation and application.
All speaker PowerPoint presentations can be viewed and downloaded from here:
South West Highways Alliance – Benefits and Successes
Mark King, Head of Street Care, South Gloucestershire Council
Partnership Working for Challenge Fund Success and the Supplementary Benefits Generated
Shaun Taylor, Highway Maintenance Manager, Bristol City Council
The Benefits of Collaboration on Incentivised Funding and Policy Development
Richard Fenwick, Alliance Works Contract Manager, Lincolnshire County Council/MSIG
Monitoring Innovation – the DfT-funded Pothole Spotter
David Greenfield, Managing Director, SOENECS
Bill Manby, Commercial Business & Delivery Manager, City of York Council
Well Managed Highways – Design of a New Approach
Stuart Smith, Chair of the IHE Highway Inspectors Board
Practical Application of Risk Based Approach
Andy Cole, Highway Safety Inspection and Reactive Engineer, Devon County Council
The Fight to Unlock the Code
Kully Boden, Highway Asset Team Leader, Derby City Council
James Wallis, Managing Director, Xais Asset Management
Why Can’t You Just Fix the Damn Roads? Making a Highways Department Work for Politicians
Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transport, Lincolnshire County Council
The Route to Band 3 and Beyond
Paul Boss, Highway Asset Manager, Amey/Staffordshire County Council Strategic Highway Partnership
Pavement Efficiencies and the Challenge for Highways England
Jon Cole, Head of Pavement Efficiency & Productivity, Highways England
Highways Maintenance Next Steps – Reflections from the DfT
Gary Kemp, DfT
All of the Powerpoint presentations can be downloaded in an ZIP file here:
The posters from the Fit for the Future poster session, in association with LGTAG, can be accessed below:
8-9 November 2017: Highways UK, NEC, Birmingham.
The AIA will be exhibiting at Highways UK and participating in speaking programme.
The event combines conference, exhibition and industry briefings and has been described as the Glastonbury of the highways sector.