Achieving Net Zero: Technology driving sustainable processes

Conference event
3 November 2021


Presentation: Data capture driving efficient processes

Synopsis: How using automatically collected data in road surfacing operations facilitates efficient and effective working.

Alan Furguson

Speaker: Alan LC Ferguson

Alan is a Chartered Engineer and past President of the Institute of Asphalt Technology. He spent over 25 years working in the design, production and laying of asphalt for quarrying companies and representing them on a number of national pavement committees. His last industry position was Director of Quality and Environmental Services for Breedon Aggregates Scotland. Six years ago Alan joined Waterman Aspen as a Senior Consultant and is currently on a full time placement with Transport Scotland as a Material Advisor.


Presentation: How technology and data can drive sustainability within quarrying

Synopsis: Technology is everywhere, particularly within our quarrying assets. These machines produce GBs of data every day, but in doing so, it provides us with various challenges to actually use it. This presentation explores real world examples of how the data generated by mobile plant within the quarrying/mining sector has translated to real sustainability progress with clients.

Iain Ormid

Speaker: Iain Ormrod

Iain has 20 years experience working in the quarrying industry, starting as a trainee shotfirer and then working in a succession of supervisory and management roles up to the level of General Manager. He has worked across multiple disciplines, covering hard rock, sand & gravel, asphalt manufacture, recycling, landfill as well as commercial roles. Currently responsible for the safe and efficient deployment of Chepstow Plant’s 400 front line assets, covering direct hire to clients as well as subcontracted operations. 

Ross HaywardSpeaker: Ross Hayward

Ross has nearly a decade's worth of experience working within in the minerals and aggregates sector, specialising in quarrying and mining. His areas of expertise are predominantly from asset and risk management, customer relations and sales. Ross is the Head of Assets and Commercial at Chepstow Plant International and has a passion for identifying, analysing and continually pursuing efficiency gains, whether it's through asset lifecycle optimisation, improved fuel performance or asset optimisation within site operations.  



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