Highway Electrical Association

Annual Conference & Exhibition

Thursday 2nd November 2017 | The Celtic Manor & Resort Hotel


This is your chance to stay at the forefront and network with colleagues and key industry figures. It’s your employer’s chance to ensure you have the right tools and the latest information to make the right decisions in difficult times with the aim of delivering an effective and efficient service and improving value for money

09:30HEA AGM (HEA / HEA-HEMSA members only)
10:30Exhibition Opens and Refreshments
12:15Buffet Lunch
13:25Conference Session 1: Session Chair – Philip Hawtrey (HEA President, Associate – WSP)
13:30 Scottish Futures Trust and the Scotland LED Rollout – Milestone Review
Lindsay and Toby will provide an update on the ongoing collaboration activities from the Scottish Government sponsored programme including lessons learned and how councils are now benefiting from the accelerated introduction of LED technology into their street lighting
Lindsay McGregor
Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust and Chair of UK Lighting Board
Toby Tucker
Associate Director, Scottish Futures Trust
13:55 Colour Temperature and Street Lighting - What we now understand and how it should influence our thinking.
Correlated Colour Temperature is a term which is often used but may be little understood. In this paper, Alan will look at the latest thinking including what influences CCT, current research in this area and the effects of CCT on the environment and human physiology, suggesting what the lighting sector can do moving forwards.
Michael Mould
Product Manager – DW Windsor Ltd
14:20 BS7671 - The IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition
The timetable for the 18th Edition of BS7671 includes a public comment period ending in August 2017, a review of the comments and subsequent revisions by the working panels and main committee by November / beginning of December and planned publication in July 2018. This paper will set out the current known position and examine the key areas within the draft document of this essential “deemed to comply” Standard.
Gareth Pritchard BTech(Hons)
14:45Questions Session 1
14:50Tea / Coffee in the Exhibition Area
15:20Conference Session 2: Session Chair – Chris Murphy (HEA Vice President, & General Manager of Skanska Infrastructure Services)
15:25 How permanent system monitoring can create smarter, safer highways
Periodic testing of electrical systems on Highways can be costly with large administrative burdens. It also requires workers on the highway with associated temporary traffic management which can be disruptive to road users. What if you could automate this testing using permanent system monitoring? Not only would this save you money by reducing the need for lane closures it would also improve the safety of workers and help identify failures fast whilst providing informed suitable maintenance plans.
Paul Beck
General Manager, Smart Grid Solutions Gridkey (Lucy Group)
15:50 Public Lighting Asset Management & Asset Degradation Modelling
A swift review of managing Public Lighting Assets throughout their full life cycle and the considerations that needs to be considered along the way.
Dave Franks
Asset & Infrastructure Manager, (Bridges, Structures & Public Lighting) Westminster City Council
16:15 Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and the Impact on Public Lighting
Lighting is just one of the requirements in a smart city and smart buildings but has one great advantage- it is already laid out in a uniform grid with vast installations in all cities. In an ever more connected world, having networking in lighting offers up a whole new world of detailed, rich information flows from our cities and how they operate and provide new services based on data from many sensors distributed throughout the municipality. The talk will cover some possible ways lighting could be impacted, some of the drivers for smartness and interconnectivity standards and the adoption barriers that such advanced systems will encounter.
Bryan Lawrence
Business Development Manager, Connected Lighting Solutions Holophane Europe Ltd
16:40Questions Session 2
16:50Close of Technical Session
18:30Assemble for the HEA Awards and Dinner (19:00 start)

For more information about the upcoming HEA Annual Conference and Exhibition please contact us by contact@thehea.org.uk or call the HEA on: +44 (0)1903 705140