Programme

09:30

Welcome and introduction

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 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 Director/Founder,MicroSense Technologies, Microsystems Engineering Centre at Heriot Watt University

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 - Sever Weather Plan,Highways England -

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

Session TBA

15:00

Refreshment break and exhibition viewing

15:20

Session TBA

16:00

Closing Remarks and Close of Conference