National HAUC(UK) Convention 2018


Date(s) - 17th May 2018
Time - 9.00am - 4.00pm

Event Details


With the industry facing an evolving policy environment and ongoing operational pressures, the 2018 HAUC(UK) National Convention offered a chance to understand the strategic and day-to-day impact for individuals and organisations.  With efforts to improve consistency and transparency in the industry, the Convention considered: 

  • The latest on policy developments from across the UK including permits and lane rental schemes, and the Scottish Government's Transport Bill.
  • The opportunities of technology and data to improve consistency and collaboration.
  • The impact of greater devolution on approaches to road and street works, including the new 'metro mayors'.
  • The future scale and skills of the industry's workforce.
  • Improving the understanding of the role of road and street works as an enabler for new infrastructure and housing.
The HAUC(UK) National Convention offered the chance to hear a variety of perspectives on these challenges and opportunities, and a forum for discussing solutions and the collective way forward with peers from highway/road authorities and utilities.  The programme for the event can be viewed here.

The presentations can be downloaded here - copyright is retained by the authors at all times:

The Challenges - Jerry McConkey, CEO JAG(UK), Co-Chair HAUC(UK), Sefton Council

Regional Devolution/Combined Authorities - Mick Noone, Merseytravel 

Resources/Skills & Workforce Issues - Katie Nightingale & Melissa Ewbank, Kier Group

Resources/Skills & Workforce Issues - Daniel O'Mara, SQS Limited

Unlocking the Value of Street Works Data - Jonathan Williams, Yotta

Latest on the Scottish Government’s Transport Bill - Angus Carmichael, Scottish Road Works Commissioner

Policy & Street Manager Update - Sally Kendall, DfT

Potential Changes to the Coordination Code - Samantha Brothwell & Joanne Heal, Coordination Working Group

HAUC(UK)’s response to slido questions posted at the Convention can be viewed here. Questions in relation to Street Manager have been passed to the DfT for a response and questions in relation to the Coordination Code review have similarly been sent to the Chairs of the review group. Answers for those will be sent round in due course.

This event was generously sponsored by Yotta and Pike Signals.



Refreshments and lunch provided free of charge at the venue.

Venue Address

Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Talbot Road
Old Trafford
M16 0PX

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