12 April 2022 | Net Zero

LCRIG take part in Tarmac’s ‘Building Sustainability’ event

Representatives from the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) took part in a Tarmac event entitled ‘Building Sustainability’ last month – with Chief Executive Martin Duffy and Chair of the group’s Infrastructure Innovation Board Ian Large both participating in panel discussions.

The purpose of the event was to demonstrate new approaches to procurement across the supply chain and discuss the implementation of innovative materials, processes and strategies that will drive the sector forward towards the target of Net Zero.

Martin took part in a panel debate on the subject of ‘Green Procurement’ with participants discussing the following topics: what needs to be done to prepare procurement for change and in cases where sustainability costs more, whether we are ready to pay for it and whether there are routes to funding to help?

Martin formed part of a panel consisting of:

Sanyalax Morrison
Strategic Procurement Director, National Highways

Alex Dinsdale
Commercial Policy lead, Department for Transport

Emma Hines
Tarmac, Head of Sustainability

You can watch the session here:


Separate to this, Ian Large – Chair of LCRIG’s Infrastructure Innovation Board and Performance Manager at Blackpool Council – took part in a session entitled ‘Accelerating the innovation process’. The panelists discussed how the industry needs to collaborate to accelerate innovation uptake and realise the benefits.

Ian spoke alongside a panel made up of:

Clara Davies
Head of Local Infrastructure Policy, Department for Transport

James Burdell
Technical Director, AECOM

Brian Kent
Technical Director, Tarmac

You can watch the session here: