Eurovia UK, Hertfordshire County Council and Highway Data Systems (HDS), supported by key Supply Chain partners, Clee Hill Plant Ltd, DE Plant, BSP-TEX and Pavemac, have won the Collaborative Innovation Award at this year’s LCRIG Innovation festival.
The award recognises a collective innovative product, service or practice that has driven or can demonstrate a collaborative and innovative approach across companies and/or organisations which is designed to increase the benefits for industry.
The organisations were recognised for their entry entitled ‘Thermal Imaging for Measuring the Rate of Spread of Pre-Coated Chippings on HRA – Technology for Safety, Quality, and Extended Pavement Life.’
Paul Kidd, Technical Director at Eurovia UK, said: ”This is really fantastic news and thank you to LCRIG. This is great recognition for the teams involved and our client Hertfordshire County Council. This new technology is industry leading and it has been a real collaborative effort to help improve the way we work using innovation and digital technology to help improve the safety of our employees, quality and long term durability of our products. We now need to share this new technology and innovation with other clients in our sector.”
The Innovation Festival is an event where products, solutions, new innovations and techniques are displayed and demonstrated over a range of live demonstration sessions. The event provides local authorities with a chance to find out about new innovations from the supply chain that will help to meet their current and future challenges.
Public sector delegates participated in innovation scoring across both days of this year’s Innovation Festival and were invited to judge entries across various categories including: Fleet and equipment; Bridges and other structures; Climate resilience; Transport technology; Surfacing; Biodiversity; Traffic Signs and Lines and Street Lighting.
After receiving a high number of completed scoring forms all scores will be collated and the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board will review the results. The final decision for the winning innovations in each category will be made by the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board. The winners in each category will be announced on Thursday 27 July 2023.
You can hear the moment LCRIG CEO Paula Claytonsmith told Eurovia they had won, followed by Eurovia Managing Director – Production, Paul Goosey, giving his reaction to Highways News’s Paul Hutton here:
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