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HAUC(UK) National Convention 2017

Our industry needs to change to meet the challenges of the future - and we all have a responsibility to guide it in the right direction for everyone's benefit.

HAUC(UK) has set out its key strategic objectives to make us fit for purpose and future-proof our systems, processes and behaviours as we move into a world of more people; more traffic; and more housing and infrastructure development, all of which will require more road and street works.

In attending the HAUC(UK) Convention, over 250 delegates learnt how the industry is looking to develop in terms of systems; skills and training; technology and innovation; communication; and performance - the key building blocks to support world class assets and systems.

Technology.  Technology and Innovation are key challenges if UK Plc is to move forward and grow.  The Convention considered the steps HAUC(UK) can take; what are we doing with digital to make a difference?

Skills & Training.  Is current training suitable for today and the future?  And how can we attract the youngsters of today into our industry?

Systems.  The street works industry has already modernised in many ways.  However, sharing data and better coordination of systems are key to continually improving and future proofing systems.  Given advances in technology, there is also an expectation from the travelling public for up-to-date and reliable information to be available to help them to plan their journey.  The Street Manager project is going to look at how we might improve the way that data is collected and shared, and how we can use this data to coordinate activities on the highway more effectively.  This will involve working with sector experts and others to assess current working practices and user needs, and to look at how we might make the most of the latest available technology.

Major Infrastructure Projects.  Large projects can have a profound effect on a community and the Convention highlighted one such project which will show just how a community, an authority and an industry can pull together for the common good.

Communications.  Effective communication runs through all the objectives of HAUC(UK).  The Convention delegates discussed some key themes of communications and focused on how they can help HAUC(UK) improve delivery.

The presentations are available to view using the links below; copyright is retained by the authors at all times.

The Convention was generously sponsored by  Elgin, Virgin Media, GeoPlace and Kier.

Supported by: West Midlands HAUC and endorsed for CPD by CIHT.

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