Programme

09:30

Welcome and introduction

Speakers : Stewart Leggett Head of Network Operations,Transport Scotland

9:45

Delivering innovation and new technology in winter service plans

* The challenges and opportunities of managing severe weather in The Netherlands

* Incorporating change and new technology

* Benefits and efficiencies and making winter service delivery plans for effective

Speakers : Rini Donker Senior Adviser,Rijkswaterstaat-Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

10:15

Local authority case study: Delivering innovation and community partnership working as part of an effective winter service plan

Part one: Winter Resilience community partnership working arrangements

Part two: Delivering innovative new customer-focussed services through web and voice activation, to provide 24/7 on-demand access to winter maintenance information

Speakers : Kevin Braidwood Operations Manager,Ayrshire Roads Alliance - Theresa Mackin Business Support Manager,Ayrshire Roads Alliance

10:45

Local authority case study: Dundee residual salt scanning trial

* Overview of the first residual salt scanning trial

* Results of the trial and future work

* Benefits of the work and development

Speakers : Ewan Macnaughton Road Maintenance Partnership Manager,Tayside Contracts - Marc Desmulliez CEO,MicroSense Technologies Ltd

11:10

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

11.30

Live panel debate: Winter 2018/19 review

* A review of the 2018/19 season-lessons learnt

* Main challenges and opportunities in the sector

* Implementing new technology and innovation

* How is technology driving change on the network

* How can we make the Scottish network more resilient?

Speakers : Kevin Braidwood Operations Manager,Ayrshire Roads Alliance - David Batchelor Project Manager - Severe Weather Plan,Highways England - Iain McDonald Network Resilience Manager,Transport Scotland

12:00

A66 Winterpave trials

* Report on the progress of the trial so far

* Expected benefits

* Future trials and development

Speakers : Steve Mason Senior Project Manager – Cumbria & North Lancashire,Highways England

12:20

The development of 48 hour route based forecasting and data driven treatment decision making

* Aberdeenshire’s approach to winter service and driving efficiencies

* The 48 hour route based forecasting plan

* Implementing data driven treatment decision making

Speakers : Bill Lennox Roads Quality & Resources Manager,Aberdeenshire Council

12:45

Lunch, Networking and Exhibition viewing

14:00

Implementing winter plans with the community in mind

* Planning and coordinating a community response

* Working with farmers

* The benefits and results and future work in this area

Speakers : Nick Russell Area Manager, STRU South East-Highways,Amey

14:20

Planning and implementing for a new fleet

* Highways England’s new winter fleet

* Planning and implementing them on the network

* The challenges and opportunities of a new fleet

Speakers : Jane Wilkins Winter Fleet, National Depot Project Sponsor,Highways England

14:40

Managing winter-the challenges and opportunities

* Developing Argyll and Bute’s winter service plan

* Winter as part of delivering for the community

* Implementing change and new technology

Speakers : Jim Smith Head of Economic Development,Argyll and Bute Council

15:00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

15:20

New technology for efficient delivery

* Implementing new equipment over a period of time

* Making the right choices for the right delivery

* The challenges and opportunities with new technology

Speakers : James MacDonald Transport Manager,Highland Council

16:00

Closing Remarks and Close of Conference