Programme - day one

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Monday 7 November 2022 Tuesday 8 November 2022
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Programme | Day One

 

7.15am

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

 

8.00am

MIHI WHAKATAU

 

8.15am

WELCOME FROM THE MC

Steve Davis

   

LEADERSHIP

 

8.25am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: HON MICHAEL WOOD

Hear from the Minister of Transport on the Government’s policy roadmap and strategic priorities for the roading sector including:

  • current challenges and opportunities
  • new project announcements and the current pipeline
  • Government funding for roading and the upcoming Government Policy Statement on land transport. Is there pressure building to pare back the infrastructure spend?

Hon Michael Wood Minister of Transport

 

8.50am

LEADERS’ PANEL: HOW WE SEE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INDUSTRY

Significant challenges have been placed on the industry in the past five years. Population growth and movement have driven the Government to act quickly on infrastructure. This fire was fanned by earthquake rebuilds and pandemic-related factors. How has the roading industry responded and what are the big opportunities we see for the next decade? How do we capitalise on technology and social procurement?

  • Waka Kotahi and Government road maintenance funding levels and allocation practices
  • efficiency of investment
  • procurement challenges and opportunities
  • network-wide design vs localism – how to accommodate both
  • where we see the Infrastructure Commission adding value
  • bitumen supply
  • causes of roading project failures. Where are the faults – procurement, funding, design, technology, construction?

Panelists:

Jim Harland – Road Efficiency Group

Brett Gliddon – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

Brian Kirtlan – Fletcher Construction

Andrea Rickard – Beca

Murray Burt – Auckland Transport

Facilitator: Adrienne Miller – Infrastructure Sustainability Council

 

9.50am

SPONSOR ADDRESS

 

10.10am

WAKA KOTAHI KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE IS NOW

The way we use and travel on our land transport network is going to be very different in future and planning for it has already started. What does Waka Kotahi see changing and how will it manage this transformation?

  • the twin drivers of climate change and technology and what they mean for the network
  • the short and long term view for our land transport network
  • changing thinking and behaviour around how we move

Nicole Rosie chief executive officer, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

 

10.30am

MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING

   

FOCUS | MATERIALS

FOCUS | PROCUREMENT

 

11.00am

Introduction from the chair

Wayne Scott chief executive, The Aggregate & Quarry Association

Introduction from the chair

Shane Avers senior manager procurement, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

 

11.05am

WAKA KOTAHI PAVEMENTS TEAM UPDATE

  • technical standards
  • sustainable methods
  • M/4 review
  • the future of Hi-Lab

Adam Leslie lead advisory pavements, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

PANEL DISCUSSION: A NEW DIRECTION FOR PROCUREMENT MODELS?

The procurement landscape is changing. Social procurement, collaborative models and allowances for sustainability objectives are all setting the tone for a new era in roading procurement. Who stands to gain and what are the considerations?

  • pricing in regulatory and consenting risk
  • advice for councils around putting tenders out
  • a move away from D&C; and alliances?
  • contract models and particular specifications – bespoke v standard
  • multi-district maintenance procurement
  • contract lengths
  • reviewing the 3910 contract model

Kelly Churchill – Fulton Hogan

David Langford – Whanganui DC

Duncan Kenderdine – Downer

Sarah Sinclair – Palmerston North City Council

Shane Avers – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

11.35am

NEW ZEALAND BITUMEN SUPPLY UPDATE

  • procurement and sourcing
  • logistics framework
  • contractual arrangements
 

12.00pm

NEW ZEALAND’S LARGEST QUARRY AND HOW WE MEET ROADING SPEC

Drury Quarry south of Auckland is the country’s largest, producing close to 3 million tonnes of aggregate per annum. It is a substantial provider to the roading industry and forms an integral part of Fulton Hogan’s northern quarry portfolio.

  • supplying roading-grade materials
  • asphalt plant specs and future plans
  • ensuring future aggregate supply
  • plans at sister quarries – Tauhei, Poplar Lane
Kurt Hine general manager, Stevenson Aggregates

NOC PROGRAMME UPDATE

The Network Outcome Contract programme handles nationwide state highway maintenance through a series of geographic contract patches. In this update we hear about developments with the model and what to expect in coming years:

  • today's NOCs – a brief history and what's working well, how we manage and overall engagement
  • delivery challenges facing the industry – maintenance and operations challenges – including the impact of Covid, weather, supply chain, worker safety etc
  • an eye to the future – what we're looking at as part of the NOC Review
  • timings and deliverables

Neil Walker national manager maintenance & operations, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

 

12.30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH IN THE EXHIBITION AREA

   

FOCUS | SUSTAINABILITY

FOCUS | PROCUREMENT

 

1.30pm

Introduction from the chair

Steve Davis

Welcome back from the chair

Shane Avers

 

1.35pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: PUTTING NEW ZEALAND’S EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN INTO ACTION

In this panel we look at the current regulatory landscape for the roading sector and at where the emissions responsibility falls in the roading value chain.

  • how is the sector responding to the government’s Emissions Reduction Plan?
  • adapting for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles
  • who is responsible for sustainability – road owner or contractor?
  • carbon accounting – showing your carbon count per project
  • implications of COP26

Panelists:

Lisa Rossiter – Waka Kotahi

Orla Gallagher – Higgins

Abbie Reynolds - Auckland Transport

Facilitator: Karen Silk – Reserve Bank of New Zealand

CASE STUDY: NEW PLYMOUTH DISTRICT COUNCIL’S NEC4 COLLABORATIVE CONTRACT

Moving away from the lowest price and traditional NZS methods, to a purposed-oriented approached NEC4 framework contract, designed as a catalyst for investment, innovation and collaboration focusing on long-term supply chain partnerships.

Rui Leitão transport manager, New Plymouth District Council

1.55pm

TAURANGA CITY: A UNIQUE NEW MAINTENANCE CONTRACT PARTNERSHIP

Tauranga City Council awarded a new hybrid roading maintenance contract to Fulton Hogan that furthers the concept of collaborative, co-location working between road owner and contractor.

In the contract, responsibilities are shared between both council and contractor for delivery and there are no KPAs. A 1-year maintenance programme is delivered by the council to the contractor and is operated very much as an open book.

  • how do the teams work together?
  • how does decision-making take place?

Sikander Singh team leader: transport asset management, Tauranga City Council

 

2.15pm

NOC CASE STUDY: WEST COAST

Peter Anderson – West Coast NOC Contract Manager, Fulton Hogan

2.30pm

ELECTRIFYING ASPHALT PLANTS AND BITUMEN STORAGE

One of the roads to decarbonisation for the roading sector looks at the powering of asphalt plants and bitumen tanks. Asphalt plants can be quite large consumers of energy and often both these and bitumen tanks will be gas or diesel-fired. Technology exists for electrification but there are a number of considerations. Downer electrified its bitumen storage at Lyttelton but found that for its asphalt plant in Bluff, the external electricity infrastructure combined with the investment required, didn’t stack up.

  • options and considerations for asphalt plant electrification
  • options and considerations for bitumen storage
  • overseas experience

Ross Godkin national manufacturing manager, Downer

 

2.40pm

ASSURANCE REVIEWS OF MAJOR PROJECTS: WHAT MIGHT BEST PRACTICE LOOK LIKE?

  • advice for project owners and contractors
  • Australian and international best practice
  • tools available

Steve Richards director, NineSquared

 

3.00pm

AFTERNOON BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

 

3.30pm

Welcome back from the chair

Steve Davis

 

3.30pm

WAKA KOTAHI MAJOR PROJECTS ROADMAP

What does the pipeline look like over the next decade for planned and proposed state highway roading projects?

  • the NZ Upgrade Programme
  • National Land Transport Programme
  • Road-to-Zero safety projects

Mark Kinvig national manager, infrastructure delivery (acting), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

 

3.55pm

FUTURE ROADS: A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE

How are leading jurisdictions rebuilding their city roads and streets for system change and a safer, lower emissions future?

Just prior to the conference Michael Roth returns from a three-month study tour taking in cities across Europe and the US where he looked at urban roading solutions and how they are adapting to light electric vehicles. This presentation is an exclusive look at the results.

Michael Roth lead transport advisor, Auckland Council

   

TAKING IT NEXT LEVEL

 

4.25pm

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER: THE UTILISATION OF RECYCLED AGGREGATES IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION – A UK & EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

The UK and Europe lead the world in the use of recycled aggregates in road construction and maintenance. In this presentation we hear from two experts from the UEPG European Aggregates Association. How are recycling rates tracking across the UK and Europe and how are the quality protocols being developed?

  • performance issues
  • advice for New Zealand
  • political influences and environmental pressures
  • material types – pros and cons – crushed concrete, RAP, glass, foundry sands, rubber, plastic

Mike Wharton technical director aggregates and concrete standards, Mineral Products Association UK (Secretary to the UEPG Technical Committee)

Brian James special advisor – Mineral Products Association UK (Chair of the UEPG Recycling Taskforce)

  • both on behalf of the UEPG European Aggregates Association
  • delivered online with live online intro and Q&A;
 

5.00pm

End of day one. MC comments

 

5.10pm

Networking Drinks

 

6.15pm

FUTURE ROADS GALA DINNER

The Gala Dinner will feature a three-course meal, great networking and entertainment from our celebrity MC.