News archive

Listed below are the archived news items and press releases from the MHA.


Service Manager Accreditation Story

Information about the MHA service manager accreditation event

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MHA – Aspirations And Alliances Annual Event

The presentations and materials from MHA annual event held on 11 September 2018 at the National Conference Centre in Solihull are now available.

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MHA – NEC In Action Case Study

The MHA's MSF2 features as part of an NEC in Action case study.

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MSF3 Procurement Update

The MHA is delighted to announce the successful completion of the procurement process for our new highways framework

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HTMA Presentation to Exec Board

At the recent MHA Executive Board/ MSIG Steering Group meeting, a presentation was made introducing Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) to those in attendance. The full presentation is available here.

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RIDDOR: Million Hour Milestone Reached

It has now been more than a million hours since the last Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) report.

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MHA Framework helps partners despite Carillion disruption

The Carillion/Tarmac Joint Venture has been part of both the Medium Schemes Framework 1 and 2 and Carillion’s collapse could have easily had a major impact on many schemes. However, through MSF2, the provisions of the agreement provided for Tarmac to continue the work of the Joint Venture.

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NEC3 And NEC4 Compared Event

The MHA recently hosted its first NEC3 and NEC4 compared training session, which gave participants the opportunity to learn more about NEC4 – while summarising the changes for existing users.

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New Chair Of MHA Confirmed

The new chair of the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) Executive Board has been confirmed as Mike Ashworth of Derbyshire County Council.

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MHA Annual Event

The presentations and materials from MHA annual event held on 21 September 2017 at the De Vere Jubilee Centre in Nottingham are now available.

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Women in Engineering podcasts

A series of podcasts recorded by CIHT to support the recent International Women in Engineering Day feature Dana Skelley OBE talking about the importance of support networks for women within organisations; Anna Craciun discussing her work to promote STEM subjects in schools and Nick Tyler talking about entry requirements for engineering degrees.

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Update: As a follow up -  an anonymised summary of the analysis (on their levels of service) undertaken by the participating authorities at the workshop. Details of the successful one day workshop held on 18 July, led by Steve Walton from Aecom, can accessed by clicking the link below. Plans for follow up workshops, based on the perceived 'gaps' on levels of service, are being planned.

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Well Maintained Highway Infrastructure Workshop Presentations

Following the successful one day workshop held on 28 March led by Atkins, the presentations from the event are now available to download.

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Local Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Workshop – 5 April 2017

Join us on 5 April for a one day MHA workshop to be led by AECOM, who have assisted a number of authorities in the development of Local Cycling and Walking Strategies (LCWIS). Book your place through the Learning Management System (LMS)

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Success for Asset Management workshop

The free, one day Asset Management workshop that was recently held at the Yew Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre in Kegworth proved to be extremely successful for all involved. The event was a first come first serve basis and 20 delegates were offered a place on the workshop.

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MHA awarded for successful teamwork

The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) has been awarded the Team Achievement Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers East Midlands Merit Awards 2016.

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Highways experts talk future and forthcoming challenges

Over 100 construction and engineering professionals attended the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA)’s fourth annual event at Derby’s Roundhouse on 1 July. Representatives of over 30 organisations learnt about the future challenges facing the highways and transport industry.

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Launch of Professional Services Partnership 2

The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) has awarded AECOM, the global integrated infrastructure services company, and its supply partner Waterman Group, a £30-million Professional Services Partnership (PSP) contract to deliver multidisciplinary professional design services. Under the three-year contract, which has the option to be extended by an additional year, AECOM and Waterman will support the 20 councils that are members of the MHA on highway projects across the Midlands.

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MHA unveils express highway contract framework

The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) unveiled its plan to quickly award medium-sized construction contracts at a launch event on Thursday (5 June) at Leicester’s National Space Centre.

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MHA unveils £261m contract framework

Filming/photo opportunity: The successful contractors will be present at a launch event addressed by the Government’s Chief Construction Advisor, Peter Hansford

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