carbon

Can we achieve 'carbon negative' asphalt? Aggregate Industries says yes

22/01/2024

Aggregate Industries has completed a trial of its new Foamix product, which it said paves the way for carbon-negative asphalt.

Exclusive: National Highways bans offsets for carbon pledges on Lower Thames Crossing

10/01/2024

National Highways has clarified that contractors building its huge £9bn Lower Thames Crossing project will not be permitted to engage in offsetting in order to meet their contractual carbon limits.

Thames tunnel carbon pledges 'not watertight'

12/12/2023

National Highways has refused to disclose the penalties that contractors would pay if they breached contract clauses it says are central to ‘ensuring’ that the Lower Thames Crossing meets new carbon limits.

Concrete standards set for biggest overhaul since 1980s

05/12/2023

Revised standards are set to bring about one of the most significant changes to the ingredients of concrete since the 1980s.

New barrier 'cuts carbon in half'

07/11/2023

Hardstaff Barriers has launched a precast concrete barrier which it said cuts carbon dioxide emissions by half compared to the standard product.

ADEPT and FHRG unveil major milestone in highways carbon calculation

01/11/2023

New guidance has been launched for highway authorities on calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including Scope 3 emissions, in what has been hailed as a major milestone towards a much-needed standardisation.

Global body backs Kier's carbon cuts

25/08/2023

Kier Highways’ carbon reduction targets have been validated by a global body as being in line with the latest science.

National Highways says adjusted carbon target 'no easier' to achieve

03/08/2023

National Highways’ target of a 75% cut in its corporate carbon emissions by 2025 has been reduced to 67% by agreement with ministers. 

National Highways makes new carbon claim over Thames Crossing

10/07/2023

National Highways has raised the stakes on the climate impact of the Lower Thames Crossing, claiming that it aims to be ‘carbon neutral in construction’ as it launched what it said is one of the UK’s largest ever purchases of low-carbon hydrogen for use on the scheme.

Time for a roads reset, climate advisers say

28/06/2023

The Government’s climate change advisers have thrown down a challenge to its road building plans, advising that it should review projects to assess their consistency with its environmental goals and ensure that they do not lock in unsustainable levels of traffic growth.

RSTA 'brings clarity to surface treatment savings'

13/04/2023

The Road Surface Treatments Association has launched what it calls ‘game-changing’ guidance to help councils understand the carbon savings from using surface treatments.

Carbon cuts without mileage cuts 'a monumental challenge'

28/02/2023

The UK doesn't need to drive less to reach its climate change goals but...battery electric vehicles may need to jump from 2% to 35% of the total fleet by 2030, according to new modelling.

HSC lends its weight to net zero revolution

24/11/2022

The Highways Sector Council (HSC) has released its Net Zero Highways plan, with an initial focus on road user and capital carbon emissions.

Wardrop says emissions cuts 'not a game'

22/06/2022

Eurovia’s chief executive has joined calls for carbon modelling to be simplified as he warned against ‘greenwashing’ in the highways sector.

HVO use continues to grow

11/11/2021

Amey is set to trial biofuels across its highways maintenance fleet in Kent to improve its environmental performance.

New cycle path leads the way to carbon savings

01/04/2021

Jackson Civil Engineering and its supply chain have developed an asphalt mix that the firm says can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of surfacing works.

Balfour and universities' carbon capture tool makes savings in trials

25/03/2021

A new carbon calculation tool for the construction and infrastructure industry has been created by a Tier One contractor and university partners 'offering a consistent, practical solution for the measurement of embodied carbon'

AI system could revolutionise carbon analysis

01/12/2020

A consortium has won £800,000 to develop an embodied carbon analytics AI system that could cut the time it takes to analyse infrastructure carbon impacts from weeks to hours.

Limited visibility: How do we model for a net zero future?

12/07/2019

Tom van Vuren, a technical director for transport planning at Mott MacDonald, discusses climate change and transport modelling, and the need to rethink best practice

Smaller carbon footprint for M6 Link Road

12/05/2015

Costain is working with supply chain partner Lafarge Tarmac to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction of the Heysham to M6 link road in Lancashire.

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The City has ambitious plans to deliver an improved sustainable transport infrastructure Bristol
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Assistant Service Manager

£30,054 - £31,963
We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Service Manager to join our County Transport team County Transport, Brimington Workshop, Chesterfield
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Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

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Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

£48,378 - £51,571
You will play a lead role on all major highway development proposals across West Northampton. One Angel Square, Northampton
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Service Manager - Highways (Asset and Traffic)

£48,474 to £51,515
A vacancy has become available for a Service Manager to join and manage our successful Highways Assets and Traffic team. Torbay, Devon
Recruiter: SWISCo

Head of Highway Operations

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Highway Inspector Manager

£42,403 - £46,464
You will be working closely with the Highway Inspections Operations Manager Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

DSO Compliance Officer (Health and Safety)

Salary From £41,043

Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Highway Inspector

£31,364 - £35,745
Our Highway Inspection team ensures that we comply with our duty to maintain the highway Staffordshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

Highway Network Officer WMF1060e

£35,745 - £36,648
Westmorland and Furness Council, Highways and Transport service is looking for an experienced, motivated, and friendly individual. Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Head of Commissioning Management

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Light Vehicle Mechanic

Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated Light Vehicle Mechanic to join our County Transport team Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Traffic Management Officer - WMF1092e

£35,745 - £36,648
This is a role for Traffic Management Officer to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

£26,421 - £27,334
This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Multi Skilled Operatrive x4

£22,737.00 - £29,269.00, Career grade 3-6, 37 hours, Permanent
We are seeking enthusiastic and capable colleagues to join our Highway Operations team that forms part of the Highway Network Management. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Supervising Technician

£33,024.00 - £35,745.00, Grade 8, 37 hours, Permanent
The purpose of this role is to support the Workshop Manager you will be required to work closely with other Supervising Technicians. Newton Bar Depot, Central Vehicle Workshops, Newton Bar, Wakefield WF1 2TU
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Heavy Vehicle/Plant Apprenticeship

Age dependent (Under 18 yrs - £12,347, 18-20 yrs - £16,591, 21+yrs - £22,071)
The programme can start to build your career, or help you to re-train, becoming a valued, recognised and rewarded team member. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Senior Engineer - Highways and Drainage

£40,221 - £44,428 + 12% Attraction + Retention Payment equating to actual pay £45,047 - 49,759
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Engineer. Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

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This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

£26100 - £30706 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Defined Benefit Pension
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