LCRIG will be hosting their first national annual conference, ‘Strictly Highways’ on the 12th and 13th September 2018, at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
Invitations will be extended to Local Councils to attend the two-day Conference and the Conference Dinner.
Keynote Speaker, Steve Berry, Head, Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways Branch, Department for Transport. Tickets to attend are free of charge for Local Council representatives.
KaarbonTech will be exhibiting at the conference and also sponsoring a table. Alan Williams and Leigh Harris will be staffing the stand and will be available to answer questions and provide demonstrations.
LCRIG was established in 2013 by Will Britain, Head of Highways and Traffic Management Services; following the success of Project 30 whereby Blackpool Council made a very bold strategic decision to invest £30m to make improvements to the roads throughout the Network, consequently claims for personal injury have dropped significantly from £1.8m per annum to less than £50k per annum. Blackpool Council then shared their asset management learnings with many Local Councils on a collaborative basis.
LCRIG aims are to support the highway authorities on their journey to transform highway maintenance services. The Group is collaborating to enable change not only to help achieve savings and efficiencies but to ensure that we all work together as a highways community to ensure that road users see improved highway services.
One of the key aims of LCRIG is to keep asset management simple and use any innovation to assist explaining the implication of funding levels to decision makers. The success of LCRIG is based on sharing best practice through demonstration, thus making vast efficiency savings. The best practice developed needs to be repeatable, scalable, transferable, and sustainable in order that it brings about an upward shift in confidence needed in this industry to demonstrate to politicians and residents of the UK that the best use of public funding provided by the Treasury to the DfT is being made.
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