Learn new approaches
Join the latest debates
Focused break-out sessions
for Highways 2014
- Local authority highway maintenance engineers and managers
- Directors of technical services, highways, environmental services, planning, transportation and engineering
- Consultants and contractors involved in highway maintenance
- Organisations involved in planning, implementing and delivery of highway maintenance for both local authorities and private sector companies
Now in its 16th year, the Annual Surveyor Highway Maintenance Conference remains the industry’s trusted source to arm highway practitioners, and features contemporary insights and practical advice vital to maintaining our essential transport infrastructure more efficiently.
The recent annual ALARM survey highlighted the estimated road maintenance backlog figure has risen from £10.5 billion last year to12 billion this year. The call for more longer term, up-front investment needs to be addressed further as does the issue of how more frequent extreme weather is affecting the road network. All this means local authorities will have to continue to find new ways of being more efficient and implementing programmes that will see the road network becoming more resilient to ongoing challenges such as extreme weather.
The frequency and volume of flooding is having a severe effect on UK roads and their rate of deterioration since the first extreme floods took place in 2007. Highway Maintenance will consider the development of SUDS within local authority areas and take a more holistic look at flooding on the road network. There will be a focus on how councils are currently tackling the challenge severe flooding presents, as well as considering how implementing strategies now will make them more resilient in the future.
Join us on 30th May to address these topical challenges that surround resilience and efficiency on our transport network.
• Launch of the new HMEP Contract documents
• The social and economic benefits of investing in highway maintenance
• The European Approach
• After the floods and the development of SUDS
• The LEAN Approach
• Skills to deliver effective and efficient highway maintenance
• Topical case studies, break-out sessions and live debates
Highway Maintenance 2013 brought together some of the most interesting and informative best practice case studies from around the UK, with Mahmood Siddiqi, the first bi-borough highways director in London focusing on the challenges and issues of managing a highways maintenance programme spanning two boroughs.
Delegates were given case examples from Birmingham and Scotland, showing how maintenance is tackled in both a big city and what we can learn from our Scottish neighbours. Surveyor was very proud that HMEP once again chose Highway Maintenance 2013 as the launchpad for its new asset guidance, which had been eagerly awaited from around the country.