Highway Electrical Association

Annual Conference & Exhibition

Thursday 1st November 2018 | 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
13:15Conference Session 1:
Session Chair – Chris Murphy (HEA President & General Manager of Skanska Infrastructure Services)
13:20 Traffic Adaptive Lighting and Collaborative Working
Richard will provide details of the adaptive lighting project in Suffolk and the challenges facing local government regarding the need to make revenue savings and how this can be achieve using new technologies. Julian will provide details of the technical aspects of the projects being carried out in Suffolk. Paul will then highlight the need for collaborative working across the various disciplines in the highways sector to ensure the successful use of technology for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Richard Webster
Lighting Manager, Suffolk Highways
Julian Thompson
Product Manager, Telensa
Paul Wilson
Network Technology Director, Kier
13:55 BS7671 - 18th Edition, Revolution or Evolution?
With the introduction of the 18th Edition of the IET Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671:2018), the first new Edition since 2008, Simon will discuss whether there been a wholesale rewriting of the document or an evolution of this key national standard; and how the changes may specifically affect the highway electrical industry.
Simon Hobbs
Managing Director, Electrical Testing Ltd
14:20 Specifying LED Luminaires; Things We All Know. Don’t We?
With large scale Capital Investment LED programmes being common place in the UK, this paper looks at things that clients should know…but don’t always.
Nathan will look at capital replacement programs, why they have gained the momentum they have in the industry. Considering energy, carbon and financial savings. Nathan will break down the cost of 1 watt to an authority and what this means to the industry as a whole with circa 8 million units.
Nathan will then focus on the specifications of luminaires –
Do clients /contractors /consultants understand the photometry they receive Relative or Absolute? Do they know what the differences are and how that can affect the choices they make?
The paper is deliberately controversial but is technically accurate, informative and has created debate amongst clients, manufacturers and consultants.
Nathan French
Street Lighting Sales Manager, ASD Lighting PLC
14:45Questions Session 1
14:50Tea / Coffee in the Exhibition Area
15:20Conference Session 2:
Session Chair – Mick Leech (HEA-HEMSA Vice President & Director of Ducreux)
15:25 Better Lighting for All
Better trained and developed lighting professionals will help improve the standing of engineers and benefit society as a whole. This, together with raising the importance and benefits of good lighting to a wider, more influential audience, will help our profession gain the recognition and funding that it deserves.
Alan Jaques FILP IEng
Immediate Past President of the ILP and Practice Manager for Lighting Systems at Atkins
15:50 LED luminaire design process
A journey through the design cycle for an outdoor LED luminaire. Starting in the virtual world using computer aided design (CAD) simulations to meet the mechanical, electrical and thermal design criteria. Verifying the design with laboratory measurements including tests for heat dissipation, photometric distribution, power consumption and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Then into the compliance and approvals process to ensure we have a safe and reliable high-quality product suitable for the harsh outdoor environment.
Paul Carter
Technical Manager, CU Phosco Lighting
16:15 LEDification of our highways is making tremendous savings in energy usage, CO2 emissions and the impact on the environment. But are all stakeholders ensuring that their recycling partners are providing a fully compliant service with minimal impact on the environment? What should stakeholders look for when selecting a recycling partner? What is Waste Crime? This paper will provide an insight into the recycling process in the UK and provide guidance on what to look for in terms of best practice. Stewart Price
General Manager, Lumicom
Shaun Donaghey
Group Operations Director
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