15 February 2022 | Net Zero | Our Work

LCRIG to participate in Tarmac’s ‘Building Sustainability’ event

Representatives from the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will participate in a Tarmac event entitled ‘Building Sustainability’ next month – with the subjects of green procurement and accelerating innovation both highlighted.

The purpose of the event is 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.

Taking place online on 30th March 2022, the event will feature LCRIG Chief Executive Martin Duffy who will take part in a panel debate on the subject of ‘Green Procurement’. The panel will discuss 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 will form 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

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

Ian will be speaking alongside a panel made up of:

Matthew Eglington
Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation and Resilience, Local infrastructure, Department for Transport

James Burdell
Technical Director, AECOM

Brian Kent
Technical Director, Tarmac

There will be a further two panel discussions covering:

  • Preparing specifications for sustainable innovation
  • Collaborative partnerships – playing to strengths, driving sustainable results for TfL

In addition to the panel debates there will also be a review of the latest AIA report from Rick Ashton, Chairman of the Pennine IAT/Total. 

For full details of the event programme and to register click here.