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On the 31st March 2022, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will host the inaugural Project Amber Collaboration Workshop at the Grand Hotel, Blackpool.
The aim of the event is to bring together local councils from across the LCRIG community, surfacing and civils contractors involved and looking to be involved in the Project Amber Framework, as well as a range of other key stakeholders for a day of sharing experiences to-date and exploring opportunities to improve and broaden collaboration across the sector.
LCRIG President Will Britain said: “This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to bring together a range of different stakeholders from the highways sector. Since its inception Project Amber has made a significant impact and brought about many benefits across several different areas. It is time to further spread the word about how use of the framework adds value. Through LCRIG we continue to make the case of for local roads with Project Amber just one example of how we do this. I’d encourage everyone to attend this important event.”
LCRIG now wants other councils to share our experiences to-date over the last 12+ months with Project Amber scheme delivery, and how we’ve seen measurable benefits across several key aspects including:
Results to date continue to be validated through the project’s rigorous inspection and testing regime (introduced in February 2022) with benefits captured and reported through the Project Amber Dashboard.
The Project Amber Framework has been established to remove the procurement barrier to minimise effort for individual councils, with the required flexibility to tailor and suit specific needs.
In deciding to arrange this workshop, the LCRIG Board saw numerous potential benefits for ALL attendees building on those aspects from above and also in a wider sense to:
This workshop is designed to build on established good practice, share and collaborate more widely, particularly with local council asset managers, directors and procurement officers.
For more information or to register your interest in attending the event please contact LCRIG Secretariat Susanne Ingham on [email protected]
For further information on Project Amber visit the Project Amber website.