Gaist have launched a series of free, online one-hour sessions in partnership with the Institute of Highways Engineers focusing on lifecycle modelling, GIS for Highways and Scheme Identification.
New for 2024, the first IHE-accredited session was on lifecycle modelling for highways and was presented by their Head of Professional Services, Christina Liassides, having been made freely available to both existing clients and those who have never used Gaist services before.
The session focused on how, using condition data and other inputs, lifecycle modelling can provide multi-option analysis for strategic maintenance decisions, allowing highways managers to understand how decisions made today will impact the network in the longer term. This level of analysis can provide a reliable headline figure and is a planning and budgeting tool for strategic decision making, allowing the user to confidently make decisions on their maintenance strategy and maximise use of their budgets.
As an established body that formally recognises qualifications and industry experience with over 3,599 members, the IHE have a long-established track record in providing professional development opportunities, support and leadership for highways engineers to achieve and maintain professional recognition.
The opportunity to deliver the sessions with the endorsement of IHE CPD-accreditation is of great benefit in promoting the sessions as widely as possible and assuring attendees that the content meets the highest standard!
The sessions are specifically geared towards highways engineers, with an initial focus on the aforementioned three sessions covering how data can be used to facilitate improved highways infrastructure.
The content is designed to be useful for those who have many years of experience as highways engineers- offering a deeper understanding of how Gaist use technology to provide services in support of short- and long-term highways maintenance whilst also providing a great introduction to newer members of staff. They are also designed with a level of interactivity in mind, providing regular breaks for questions which enables participants to ask questions specific to their experience and interact with the content.
Commenting on the sessions, Gaist Head of Professional Services Christina Liassides said, ‘It was great to see so many local authorities attending the session and interacting with the content, asking challenging questions on how lifecycle modelling might be applied to their local network. I look forward to rolling this session out further, to new and existing authorities alongside our upcoming sessions on GIS and Scheme Identification- please get in touch if this would be of interest!’.
There are plans underway to launch an additional session on Lifecycle Modelling for those that couldn’t attend, alongside the future sessions on GIS for Highways and Scheme Identification- If you you would like to register interest for future sessions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was great to see so many local authorities attending the session and interacting with the content, asking challenging questions on how lifecycle modelling might be applied to their local network. I look forward to rolling this session out further, to new and existing authorities alongside our upcoming sessions on GIS and Scheme Identification- please get in touch if this would be of interest! "