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UKRLG e-newsletter March 2020
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Exploring the future scope of road condition surveying

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Emerging technologies used to gather asset data and the sharing of recent experiences from sites promise to help authorities improve highway condition.

'Disruption' is a common word when applied to business:  just consider how Amazon change retail and how both Uber and Tesla have entered - and could further disrupt - the car industry.  

The same is happening in the roads sector, both in terms of data available to highway authorities to understand the condition of their networks.

To read the full article:   Transportation Professional - March 2020

Structures Asset Valuation and Investment tool launched

The Structures Asset Valuation and Investment Tool (SAVI) supports asset owners, operators and managers with the management of their structure stock. SAVI is a multi-functional, condition-based decision support tool. It can be used to: 

carry out valuation of structures stock, 

develop prioritised short-term programmes of work, and

develop long-term asset management plans

More information click here.

This was launched at the Bridges Conference on 11 March 2020.

Podcast - The climate crisis, flooding, and green infrastructure - part one

Severe flooding has once again hit parts of the UK, this time during Storm Dennis, damaging homes and leaving many people stranded. We have a huge climate - and ecological - emergency challenge before us and we are seeing significant changes in weather patterns, increased flooding, heating etc. This podcast focuses on the extent to which green infrastructure and sustainable drainage can contribute to both adaptation and mitigation.

 

Listen to "The climate crisis, flooding, and green infrastructure - part one" on Spreaker.

The UK Roads Liaison Group

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
119 Britannia Walk, London, N1 7JE, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7336 1584, Fax: +44 (0)20 7336 1556, Email: justin.ward@ciht.org.uk

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