Highways UK 2019 Starts in



6/7 November 2019, NEC, Birmingham




HE Theatre

121 Meetings

Themes and speakers in the Highways England Theatre

Free to attend, no need to book, first come, first served sessions. 

Exception: you need to reserve seats at Driving for Better Business workshops on Thursday (use the links in the session entry)

 

Day 1, 7 November          

11.30 A new era for Major Projects

Over the next 10 years we will see a step change in the way we work with our supply chain partners as we move to a programme and enterprise led delivery model. Hear how Regional Investment Programme (RIP) will deliver this through the Regional Delivery Partnership with technical and delivery integration partners and Smart Motorways Programme (SMP) will be delivered by a single integrated team known as the Smart Motorway Alliance. 

David Haimes, Regional Investment Programme Director, Highways England and

Shaun Pidcock, Programme Director - Smart Motorways Programme, Highways England

12.00 Designated Funds

Hear our journey to date and the achievements our funds have made since the start of RIS1. We will showcase some of the great projects we have invested in and the benefits they have brought to our roads and communities. Discover the types of projects that we are looking to fund and how you can get involved with designated funds.

Vinita Hill, Designated Funds Director, Highways England

13.00 Highways England's Innovation Journey

Updates on Highways England's future innovation priorities with an emphasis on the work being done to introduce innovation to the network. The session will focus on our innovation journey and how we are connecting with a wider network of innovators and on the Innovation Portal which is already beginning to have impact on the way we work with our suppliers on new and exciting innovation projects.

Paul Doney, Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Highways England

14.00 How we will operate the Network

Our ambition is to enhance our operational capability such that we have a consistent, coherent, coordinated and efficient delivery approach addressing the issues that are important to us, namely:

  Safety, reducing the number of incidents to the lowest levels possible

  Customer, creating a better user experience

  Delivery, optimising our operations to keep vehicles on our network moving.

Diane Gibson, Head of Transformation for Operations Directorate, Highways England

 

14.30 The future for Complex Infrastructure Delivery

Complex Infrastructure Programme (CIP) sits within the Major Projects programmes and like the other programmes in this area, we are going through a step change in delivery. The size and complexity of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdonshire, Lower Thames Crossing and A303 Stonehenge - Amesbury to Berwick Down projects require a new approach so we have adopted an alliance model to focus our delivery on outcomes and benefits. At the heart of the way we work with our technical partners will be a drive for productivity, performance and new procurement models. Join us to hear more about the work so far and the plans ahead.

Chris Taylor, Director of Complex Infrastructure, Highways England

 

15:30 Road safety - suicide prevention

We record 100s of suicide attempts on the strategic road network and recognise this as a key road safety issue. At Highways England we understand that suicide is preventable and our vision is that no one attempts to take their life on our roads. We are working hard to prevent suicide, to support those who reach crisis point, and those who are impacted by such events. 

Nicola Tweedie, Suicide Prevention Lead, Highways England 

16.00 Supporting the delivery of national infrastructure projects (Heathrow expansion)

National Infrastructure Programme (NIP) sits within Major Projects but also works across the rest of Highways England supporting  the delivery and operational impacts of projects. High Speed 2,  the Heathrow Airport Expansion Programme, A66 trans-Pennine,  Manchester North West Quadrant and the Oxford to Cambridge route sit within our programme delivery area. Our work is centred on partnerships and the way we engage with others. Come and hear about the changes we are making when dealing with projects of national significance.

Tim Coffey, Programme Lead Major Projects, Highways England      

                             

Day 2, 8 November

11:00 Transforming roadworks

By 2020, Highways England, together with our partners, will build over 1300 lane miles of additional capacity, and improve our road network by investing in more than 100 major schemes. To minimise the impact of this activity on our customers, and to support our suppliers, we're transforming how we approach and implement roadworks. Join us to learn more about our vision to deliver a better roadworks experience.

Freda Rashdi, Head of Customer and Operational Requirements, Highways England

12:00 Managing Work Related Road Risk in the Highways England Supply Chain

New requirements from Highways England mean contractors need to demonstrate correct and effective management of occupational road risk within their business - and not just for site vehicles, but for all vehicles under their control including cars and grey fleet. Tier 1 contractors will need to become Driving for Better Business Champions, while those at lower levels will need to be managing the risk in line with current HSE guidance as a minimum. These 50 minute workshops will give you the chance to understand the requirements and the free resources available to help you implement them. Booking for this session is essential

https://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/huk/

John Lawrence, Driving for Better Business Champion Programme Manager

13:00 Managing Work Related Road Risk in the Highways England Supply Chain

New requirements from Highways England mean contractors need to demonstrate correct and effective management of occupational road risk within their business - and not just for site vehicles, but for all vehicles under their control including cars and grey fleet. Tier 1 contractors will need to become Driving for Better Business Champions, while those at lower levels will need to be managing the risk in line with current HSE guidance as a minimum. These 50 minute workshops will give you the chance to understand the requirements and the free resources available to help you implement them. Booking for this session is essential

https://www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com/huk/

John Lawrence, Driving for Better Business Champion Programme Manager

14:00 Inspiring tomorrow's engineers (closed event)  

Highways England is inviting students from across the Midlands to inspire and motivate young people to join our sector  through seeing first-hand the interesting and innovative work taking place across the sector, to connect with thought leaders and innovators involved in the planning, designing, building, operating, maintaining and future proofing of the UK's road network and by showcasing the breadth of careers and opportunities available.

17:30 on Wednesday - join us for a drink on our stand to celebrate the first day

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