17 May 2022 | Net Zero | Our Work

National Highways to participate in LCRIG webinar on materials

Lila Tachtsi, Director of Asset Management for National Highways, will take part in the Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s (LCRIG) upcoming webinar entitled ‘Practical steps on the journey to net zero: The materials challenge’.

Lila is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s end to end asset management approach. She has more than 25 years of international experience in all aspects of transport asset management, from developing and implementing national policy to developing skills and capability in organisations and addressing operational challenges.

Lila is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chair of the PIARC UK National Committee and Executive Board member of the Conference of European Directors for Roads (CEDR). She has also been a Council member of the Institute of Asset Management, an honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a member of a number of technical committees in the UK. She has written and published a number of papers in the technical and trade press and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.

Other confirmed panellists include:

  • Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).
  • Ken McNeil, Technical Director at Breedon
  • Daniel Morgan, Quarrying and Asphalt Development Director at Colas

Delivered by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), the second webinar in a series of events will examine how carbon savings can be made across highway and transportation infrastructure with respect to the type of materials used.

With the roads sector under increasing pressure to adapt to improving environmental standards and meet the expectations of government and society; including bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 – LCRIG has teamed up with Colas and Breedon to deliver this exclusive series entitled ‘Delivering practical steps on the journey to net zero’.

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 ‘The materials challenge’ webinar will take place on 7th June at 11am. The event will set out to examine the following:

  • Using new materials and techniques to deliver carbon savings
  • Becoming less risk-averse on the journey to net zero
  • How to track carbon savings?
  • The financial benefits
  • Learning from abroad

You can register for the event here.

Following this webinar, a series of further webinars will be delivered throughout 2022, covering carbon reduction in fleet, asset management and street lighting.