Coventry University pledges support for LCRIG Innovation & Learning Festival

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has announced an exciting collaboration with Coventry University for its upcoming Innovation and Learning Festival.

Taking place at NAEC Stoneleigh from 2nd to 3rd July 2024, the event promises to highlight the latest innovations and advancements in the highways and transportation sector.

As an Academia Member of LCRIG, Coventry University will present some of its latest innovations and projects. Positioned within the Academia and Associations Zone in the indoor exhibition area, the university aims to showcase solutions that address challenges faced by local authorities and the wider sector.

Among the featured projects, is an ongoing initiative on ‘Transport Safety and Security’. Dr. Ramy Shaltout will share best practices and knowledge on the resilience of transport infrastructures.

Additionally, Dr Sam Ngambi and Dr Shervin Motamedi CEng FIHE will spotlight Coventry University’s efforts in ‘road decarbonisation’ ground improvement methods. Given current challenges surrounding road maintenance, exacerbated by inflation, rising costs of materials, funding and impacts of climate change on structural wear and tear, the innovations offer promising solutions for local authorities to enable them to address these issues.

Furthermore, Dr Neil Tsang CEng MIStructE will highlight the university’s role and capacity in training future civil engineers along with a bespoke ‘degree apprentice’ programme.

Steve Austin, Head – School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University said: “This year, we’re joining the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival to share our expertise in road and transport safety, road maintenance and decarbonisation, and training of degree apprenticeships in civil engineering and construction management.

We’re excited to share our innovative solutions to support local authorities in tackling these critical challenges.”


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