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HAMP Series 50: Asset Management and Life Cycle Planning

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Event summary

Asset management in the public sector has been growing in importance over time as the consequences of poor management and maintenance have become apparent to national and local governments and of course users of assets. Highways asset management is no exception in this webinar we will look at the developments in highways asset management over the years, including the importance of life cycle planning to the efficient and effective management of the network.


11 May 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 15:00

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£250.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Lifecycle planning is an approach which enables highway authorities to monitor and assess the future condition of assets and to inform decisions on maintenance and reconstruction. Through detailed knowledge of the size, safety, condition and value of the highways asset, whole life costs can be taken into consideration when maintaining highway assets. Lifecycle planning is fundamental to the development of revenue and capital works programmes in the short, medium and longer term.

New approaches to highway inspection such as video technology and AI are recent innovations that can target reactive maintenance and produce the data to inform life cycle planning, highway maintenance plans and strategies. Lifecycle planning tools and approaches can enable the development of work programmes which make best use of the available funding to meet long-term objectives failure by allocating funds to where they will be most beneficial.

This approach, supported by new technologies, moves away from a more traditional 'worst first' approach and targets work programmes at those parts of the infrastructure where timely treatment can achieve the most beneficial whole of life cost. During the day, in addition to the strategic update, we will hear from Yotta on how highway asset management and life cycle planning has progressed, Gaist on highways inspection video technology and from Atkins on how to adopt a successful lifecycle planning approach.

There will be plenty of opportunity for participation, discussion and debate, with a focus on interaction to get the most from the sessions.

Learning outcomes

The webinar will bring highway asset management developments up to date and will challenge conventional thinking on highway inspections. You will also learn the importance of life cycle planning to the long-term management of the highways network.

Who will benefit?

This course is aimed at directors, heads of service and senior managers involved in the procurement, planning, design and delivery of highway maintenance programmes. It will also benefit potential highways maintenance service delivery partners who are interested in new and emerging technological trends and life cycle planning.


  • Asset management
  • / Local government

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Speaker - Dave Ayre - Property Networks Manager

Dave is a qualified public service manager with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative public/private partnerships. Dave manages CIPFA’s Highways Asset Management Planning, Strategic Assets and Property Training Networks and advises on asset management, partnering and wider property issues throughout the UK.