Sharing Best Practice – Thursday 02 November 2023

Videos from the 2023 Sharing Best Practice are available to view here

This year’s Sharing Best Practice virtual conference focussed on embracing innovation to enhance resilience and deliver decarbonised roads.

AIA Chair Rick Green opened the conference, confirming to the 220 online delegates from over 100 local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland, as well as representatives from industry, that the aim of the event was for peer-to-peer information sharing.

“We hope you will all be able to learn things today that you can look to implement within your own teams tomorrow,” he told delegates.

Speakers included representatives from the Department for Transport, Birmingham City Council, Hampshire Highways and University of Antwerp as well as from Kent County Council and Colas who provided updates on Live Labs 1 and Live Labs 2 projects.

We are grateful to all participants for their insight and thank them for allowing us to make their make their presentations, slides or discussions available to view:

The DfT Perspective
Matthew Eglinton, Head of Local Highways Policy, Department for Transport

Live Labs 1: Lessons Learned
Carol Valentine, Business Innovation and Technology Manager, Highways and Transportation, Kent County Council
Slides available here

Live Labs 2: The UK Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads
Joseph Kimberley, Innovation Manager, Colas, and Live Labs 2 Project Manager

Fireside Chat: Birmingham City Council’s Drive For Sustainability: Trial of Lower Carbon Materials
Brian Kent, National Technical Director, Tarmac (panel host)
Thomas Clarkson Williams, Highways Asset Manager, Birmingham City Council
Richard Taylor, Global Technology Development Manager, Shell
Mark Goslin, General Manager Contracting Midlands, Tarmac
Mark Murrin Earp, Technical Director, Pavements & Materials, Arcadis

How data can help plan for lower carbon roads: Using IT to improve the quality of asphalt and to deliver input to Building Information Modelling
Prof Wim Van den bergh, University of Antwerp
Slides available here

Towards Decarbonising Roads: Materials Recycling
Mark Batcheldor, Consultant, Hampshire Highways
Slides available here