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Day 1 - Agenda

Convention

09.00 - 09.45

Conference portal and virtual networking opens

Convention

09.00 - 09.45

Conference portal and virtual networking opens

Convention

09.45 - 09.55

Welcome and introduction

Clive Bairsto, Co-Chair HAUC(UK)

Convention

09.45 - 09.55

Welcome and introduction

Clive Bairsto, Co-Chair HAUC(UK)

Convention

09.55 - 10.00

Introduction to the Convention sponsors

Convention

09.55 - 10.00

Introduction to the Convention sponsors

Convention

10.00 - 11.00

Challenges

Protect Our Workforce: protecting our road workers on a live network

  • Jonny Moran, Head of Operations, Transport Scotland

Dare to Dream! Lane Rental incentivising change

  • David Latham, Highways Policy and Inspection Manager, Kent County Council

Future-proofing communications

  • Jerry McConkey, Non-Executive Director, JAG(UK)

10.45 - 11.00 panel session questions and answers

Convention

10.00 - 11.00

Challenges

Protect Our Workforce: protecting our road workers on a live network

  • Jonny Moran, Head of Operations, Transport Scotland

Jonny will present the work led by Transport Scotland to tackle the increasing instances of verbal and physical abuse shown towards our colleagues in the industry, noting the effects that these are having on colleagues’ physical and mental welfare. He will outline the background to and content of the 2020 Protect Our Workforce Campaign and importantly, the next steps for all involved.


Lane Rental benefiting the industry

  • David Latham, Highways Policy and Inspection Manager, Kent County Council

David will present and challenge on how we can innovate, change and improve. He will show how Lane rental can enable and incentivise this and illustrate some changes and innovations already achieved


Future-proofing communications

  • Jerry McConkey, Transportation & Highway Infrastructure Services, Traffic Manager, Sefton Council

Jerry will talk about the challenge of consistent communications and the need to get accurate and speedy information out to as much of the industry as possible. He’ll discuss the development of the HAUC App and the HAUC website and the plan to make them the central pillar of widespread communications. The presentation will highlight the journey so far, how we have grown our engagement with industry experts and how we are planning to further develop the tools for the benefit of all in a bid to improve not only communications, but also safety and performance.


10.45 - 11.00 panel session questions and answers

Convention

11.00 - 11.25

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

11.00 - 11.25

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

11.25 - 12.30

Connectivity

Meeting demand

  • Stewart Reid, Chair, Low Carbon Technology Group, Energy Networks Association

Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA) Programme Update

  • Nick Wiggin, Engagement Lead, Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

Improving quality & collaboration and removing unnecessary carbon miles through remote supervision

  • Ancel Boucher, Chief Revenue Officer, Vyntelligence
  • Gary Powell, Contract Support Manager, Trinity

12.10 - 12.30 panel session questions and answers

Convention

11.25 - 12.30

Connectivity

Meeting demand

  • Stewart Reid, Chair, Low Carbon Technology Group, Energy Networks Association

Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA) Programme Update

  • Nick Wiggin, Engagement Lead, Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

Improving quality & collaboration and removing unnecessary carbon miles through remote supervision

  • Ancel Boucher, Chief Revenue Officer, Vyntelligence
  • Gary Powell, Contract Support Manager, Trinity

Shropshire County Council, Solihull Council, Cadent Gas, JAG(UK) and Vyntelligence are working together to prove that streetworks site audits can be delivered remotely. Full transparency of works, digitally shared in a secure platform, enables parties to review, comment & collaborate remotely on multiple activities, without the need for endless carbon miles driving between sites. The power of self-audit, video & AI is improving quality, increasing collaboration and saving the planet. A gamechanger in the industry, huge potential lies ahead to permanently change the way we work together, reduce penalties, overruns and manage work to better standards, at lower cost and lesser impact to the planet.

12.10 - 12.30 panel session questions and answers

Convention

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch and networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch and networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

13.15 - 14.15

Climate

How much are we prepared to pay to be carbon neutral? The HAUC(UK) Vision

  • Clive Bairsto, Co-Chair HAUC(UK)

Sustainability in practice

  • Laura Alexander-Webber, Lane Rental Manager, Transport for London


1:45pm - 2:15pm Roundtable sessions

Join in and discuss key issues in the industry.


Roundtable topics are:


  • NUAR / The Geospatial Commission

Benefits of a digital underground asset register

During this session we will provide examples and discuss the tangible benefits that NUAR can offer individuals and their organisations. David Capon, CEO of JAG(UK) will chair this session bringing invaluable insight and knowledge to the table. We will be joined by other organisations that have already been engaging with NUAR, to share their insights and opinions. Introduction by David Capon, and a short presentation from each speaker on each topic. Followed by a discussion about:

  • What benefits do you see NUAR delivering for your organisation?
  • How do we maximise participation of NUAR?


  • StarTraq

Cloud-Based Highway Licensing and Permits Solution

Learn how the StarGo solution can digitise the application, payment and enforcement of your Highways Licences and Permits. The cloud-based solution removes the need for applicants to apply via post or email and brings together all account and application data into one solution which also interfaces with Street Manager. We are delighted to be joined in this discussion by Kent County Council who went live with the solution in 2021. They will be giving an overview of the key benefits and business improvements that they have been able to achieve since go-live.


  • WDM

Challenges of mobile inspections and Street Manager User Interface

Undertaking an inspection on a works can be challenging. From initially navigating and finding the site to efficiently managing the inspection workload and undertaking the inspection in a consistent manner. So, what data does an inspector need to undertake an inspection?

For Live site/work in progress:

  • Conditions
  • Status of works
  • Other works in the vicinity
  • S74 Overruns

Completed Works – Sample, Reinspection, Management of Coring Programmes:

  • Site information
  • Registration of reinstatement

Common functionalities:

  • Record outcomes
  • Schedule follow-ups
  • Raise associated FPN
  • Raise Section 81’s
  • Overlay of Other Highway Activities

How do we provide this to the inspectors?


  • GeoPlace

How can we improve the sharing of data for efficient coordination of street works

The National Street Gazetteer underpins street works coordination and is vital for sharing information about streets that improves health and safety and the efficient coordination of works. The industry is changing and data requirements, formats of delivery and currency need to change with it. At this roundtable we would like to explore what that looks like in particular asking the following questions.

  • What data already exists and is underused or needs to improve
  • What other data is out there that might be useful for coordination
  • What does Improving access, currency and formats of data look like


  • Connected Kerb

Find out how your council can lead the UK’s EV charging revolution, from procurement to installation, with the Cambridge City Council case study.

As the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars is looming, many local authorities have set ambitious goals to achieve Net Zero, but they don’t always know what strategies are needed or how to deliver them. One of them being more and more looked at is the deployment of EV charging infrastructure as electric vehicles popularity is surging.

People want to charge their EV where they would naturally park and over 60% in the UK do not have a driveway to install a personal charging point.

As a local council, it’s difficult to know where to start if you're interested in leading the charge and preparing your area for electric vehicles.

Connected Kerb have teamed up with Cambridge City Council to help shed some light on the best steps to take for a successful deployment from selecting suppliers, exploring different commercial models, running a successful procurement process to rolling out and delivering EV charging points.

Convention

13.15 - 14.15

Climate

Convention

14.15 - 14.35

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

14.15 - 14.35

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

14.35 - 15.25

Climate

Street Works 2030 - sustainable street works for the future

  • Tom Lambert, National Street Works Manager, Morrison Water Division

Scottish Water’s Carbon Reduction Programme - A whistle-stop view of a Road Works Journey

  • Kevin Skinner, NRSWA Technical Leader, Scottish Water


3.10 - 3.25 panel session questions and answers

Convention

14.35 - 15.25

Climate

Convention

15.25 - 15.30

Convention Closing Comments

Clive Bairsto, Co-Chair HAUC(UK)

Convention

15.25 - 15.30

Convention Closing Comments

Clive Bairsto, Co-Chair HAUC(UK)

Convention

15.30 - 16.30

Visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

15.30 - 16.30

Visit the virtual meeting rooms

Day 2 - Agenda

Convention

09.00 - 09.40

Conference portal and virtual networking opens

Convention

09.00 - 09.40

Conference portal and virtual networking opens

Convention

09.40 - 09.45

Welcome and introduction

  • Phil Cameron, Traffic Manager, Gloucestershire County Council and Non Executive Director, JAG(UK)
Convention

09.40 - 09.45

Welcome and introduction

Convention

09.45 - 10.00

Collaboration

Presenting the Evidence - Opportunities for collaboration and coordination

  • Richard Groombridge, Product and Data Development Manager, GeoPlace
Convention

09.45 - 10.00

Collaboration

Presenting the Evidence - Opportunities for collaboration and coordination

  • Richard Groombridge, Product and Data Development Manager, GeoPlace

Collaboration is something we aspire to in this industry and is an increasing area of focus to facilitate the better coordination of street works, but there is very little evidence that identifies whether opportunities exist. This research project aimed to build on a successful feasibility study in Cambridge City Council to deliver evidence for whole of England by analysing data from DfT Street Manager highlighting opportunities in the past, present and future for better collaboration. Examining street works data from Street Manager, but using common principles ensuring that the analysis is useable with any street works data, we looked at works that took place at the same time on the same and neighbouring USRNs, and any works that took place within 3 months of each other on the same or neighbouring USRNs thus ensuring we had extensive but a relevant view of opportunities. Introducing other datasets we were then able to explore other data criteria that may have facilitated or identified the need for more consideration to collaboration.

The presentation will present high level indications of the impact to the industry of better collaboration, how we got there and then a look to the future as to how this project can work with other initiatives, current systems and practices to work to a better future of street works collaboration.

Convention

10.00 - 10.30

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government

Lee Waters is the Deputy Minister for Climate Change and has been instrumental in progressing active travel and sustainable transport solutions in Wales. He will stress the importance of the transport infrastructure, including more sustainable forms of transport, climate change and how Welsh Government is looking to address these challenges.

Followed by questions and answers

Convention

10.00 - 10.30

Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government

Convention

10.30 - 11.10

Collaboration (continued)

Collaboration – What’s the point

  • Paul Dooley, Performance Manager at UK Power Network, utility-side Chair of SEHAUC

Partnership working through digital collaboration

  • James Harris, Founder and CEO, one.network

Panel Q&A with Richard Groombridge. Paul Dooley & James Harris

Convention

10.30 - 11.10

Collaboration (continued)

Collaboration - what's the point?

  • Paul Dooley, Performance Manager at UK Power Network, utility-side Chair of SEHAUC

Partnership working through digital collaboration

  • James Harris, Founder and CEO, one.network

There's never been a more exciting time for the highways and street works sectors. A wealth of digital tools and platforms exist to help us jointly tackle some of the most pressing challenges. How well we collaborate determines the amount of value that can be created, for each industry and the public at large.

James Harris from one.network will share real-world insights of collaborative innovation between highway authorities and utilities with a closer look at the Flexi-Permit initiative and the proposed changes to Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders. Both offer opportunities for the industry to experiment with new types of partnership working through digital collaboration.

Convention

11.10 - 11.25

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

11.10 - 11.25

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

11.25 - 12.30

Collaboration

Strategic Infrastructure Strategy Group (Data Hub/ Data Map Wales)

  • Tim Wright, Distribution Systems Manager at Wales & West Utilities

Diversionary works

  • Alison Williams, Streetworks Policy and Compliance Manager, Openreach

Sharing the story, performance in practice

  • Julie Payne, Street Works Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
  • Phil Cameron, Traffic Manager, Gloucestershire County Council
  • Jan Chapman, Technical Manager, Streetworks Policy, Thames Water
  • Kevin Hamilton, Scottish Road Works Commissioner

12.15 - 12.30 panel session questions and answers

Convention

11.25 - 12.30

Collaboration

Strategic Infrastructure Strategy Group (Data Hub/ Data Map Wales)

  • Tim Wright, Distribution Systems Manager at Wales & West Utilities

The Strategic Infrastructure Steering (SIS) Group is supported by a wide range of infrastructure stakeholders including Welsh Government, utilities, transport providers, contractors, telecommunications and local authorities. This easy to access ‘Data Hub’ will allow them to coordinate their work, avoid, injury and damage, and help to reduce traffic disruption, costs, waste, and minimise environmental impact.

SIS Group are working closely with the ‘Data Map Wales Project’. This is a Welsh Assembly Government-led project whose vision is ‘to become the authoritative and recognised geospatial data source for data in Wales. Providing a shared data platform whilst also enabling all those who need access to use the data for their own purposes'.


Diversionary works

  • Dave Capon, CEO, JAG(UK)
  • Alison Williams, Streetworks Policy and Compliance Manager, Openreach

At a time when improving our roads, highways and the utility infrastructure they contain has never been more important, the industry is facing significant challenges. Now more than ever we need to work together to find the most effective solutions, balancing the needs of all. This is a time of huge change and innovation in street works, and it is exciting to be part of that.


Sharing the story, performance in practice

  • Julie Payne, Street Works Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
  • Phil Cameron, Traffic Manager, Gloucestershire County Council
  • Jan Chapman, Technical Manager, Streetworks Policy, Thames Water
  • Kevin Hamilton, Scottish Road Works Commissioner

12.15 - 12.30 panel session questions and answers

Convention

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch and networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

12.30 - 13.15

Lunch and networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

13.15 - 14.15

Delivery – Street and Road Works

Update from the DfT about the outcome of the 2021 consultation and the policy changes being made; and about publishing data from street manager to support performance management and reporting

  • Sally Kendall, Head of Street Works Policy, Department for Transport (DfT)

Co-ordination changes / Governance Group

  • Samantha Brothwell, Street Works Policy Manager, Western Power Distribution
  • Sarah Widdows, Street Works and Permitting Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council

A day in the life of a Subject Matter Expert – Street Manager

  • Jan Chapman, Technical Manager, Streetworks Policy, Thames Water
  • Jane James, Street Works Policy & Performance Manager, Shropshire Council

2.00 - 2.15 panel session questions and answers

Convention

13.15 - 14.15

Delivery – Street and Road Works

Convention

14.15 - 14.35

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

14.15 - 14.35

Networking break - visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

14.35 - 15.35

Delivery – Street and Road Works

Our future workforce

  • Mark Playforth, Street Works Manager, Fullfibre

Inspecting our Works

  • Nigel Myers, Statutory & Streetworks, Street Works UK Director, Virgin Media

Reinstatement quality plans

  • Kevin Hamilton, Scottish Road Works Commissioner

3.20 - 3.35 panel session questions and answers

Convention

14.35 - 15.35

Delivery – Street and Road Works

Convention

15.35 - 15.45

Convention closing comments and Convention Challenge Prizes

Phil Cameron, Traffic Manager, Gloucestershire County Council and Non Executive Director, JAG(UK)

Convention

15.35 - 15.45

Convention closing comments and Convention Challenge Prizes

Phil Cameron, Traffic Manager, Gloucestershire County Council and Non Executive Director, JAG(UK)

Convention

15.45 - 16.45

Visit the virtual meeting rooms

Convention

15.45 - 16.45

Visit the virtual meeting rooms

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