The aim of the West Midlands HAUC Materials and Technology Group is is to give confidence to stakeholders that there is a consistency in the interpretation of the delivery of the requirements of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 Code of Practice, Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways.
The Group supports the development of new initiatives relating to reinstatements in the highways and reports back to West Midlands HAUC on trials of new materials and technology in the Region.
West Midlands HAUC Materials and Technology Group, is a non statutory body comprising of street authorities, utilities and associated organistions,based in the West Midlands, whose role is to interpret, advise, agree and share knowledge relating to the reinstatement of openings in the highway in that Region.
The role is delivered through a committee comprising of street authorities, statutory undertakers, plus associate and affiliate members based in, or with an interest in, street works in the West Midlands Region.
Terms of Reference:
- To monitor street works legislation relating to reinstatement and materials and to provide advice for members of the main Regional HAUC on proposed or implemented changes in related legislation.
- To provide guidance to practitioners on the NRSWA Code of Practice, Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in the Highway and related legislation.
- To promote good practice in the reinstatement of street works and road works and make WMHAUC aware of any improved processes, technology or new materials.
- To work with street works practitioners in developing processes and good practice for dissemination/implementation throughout the WMHAUC region.
- To provide a focus for matters of common interest relating to reinstatement and materials within the street works community and identify joint courses of action, which may take the form of progressive trials, workshops or forums.
- To contribute to the WMHAUC regional web-site for the use of the WMHAUC members and the wider community.
- To participate, investigate and contribute to both local and national initiatives including the WMHAUC Road Show.
- To promote materials compliance and innovation, including recycled materials.
The Group does not endorse any specific products; approvals will be given for the development and use of new and innovative products within the guidelines clearly defined by Appendix A9 and or HAPAS.
Frequency of Meetings:
The Group shall convene a meeting at least 4 times per year, with the opportunity for additional item-specific meetings where the members feel there is an urgent need to meet to discuss a specific issue.
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