2 March 2022 | Collaboration | Our Work

Innovation will be highlighted at RSTA Conference

Ian Large, Chair of LCRIG’s Infrastructure Innovation Board, will speak at the Road Surface Treatments Association’s Annual Conference next month.

Ian, who is also Performance Manager at Blackpool Council, will give a presentation entitled ‘Sustainability and Innovation in Highway Asset Management’ at the event which is taking place on 7th April at The Belfry.

After two years without an RSTA conference due to the pandemic, the organisation will examine what the three year capital highways maintenance settlement announced in the Autumn 2021 budget means for effective sustainable highway asset management.

Matthew Eglinton, Head of Local Highways Maintenance, Innovation, and Resilience – Local Infrastructure at the Department for Transport (DfT) is the keynote speaker for this year’s event.

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The event will also explore funding support for training through CITB as well as updates from across the RSTA sectors.

Roadworker abuse can have a detrimental effect people’s wellbeing. What is the scale of the problem and what can be done to reduce the effects? Covid changes to the workplace have also had an effect on our wellbeing. The RSTA Conference will look at how this can effectively be dealt with and measures to overcome it.

Carbon reduction and what needs to be done will also be discussed during a panel discussion.

For further information about the event and details of the full speaker programme visit: https://www.rsta-uk.org/rsta-conference-2022-driving-forward-the-sustainable-options