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TSRGD Presentation by 3M

22 January 2018   (0 Comments)

In June 2016 Southern Branch invited 3M to give a presentation on the newly issued and revised TSRGD which was put out by the DfT for consultation and feedback from the industry.

The success of this gave rise to a follow up meeting to discuss the outcomes and the subsequent revisions issued by the DfT and this took place on 29th Nov 2017.

The venue was again the Grange at Midhurst which has become the regular venue for technical presentations.

27 delegates attended the afternoon to be addressed by James Kane, Business Development Manager for 3M together with Andy Fish, Technical Specialist and Ben Rooney, Marketing Manager.

As with most documents now emanating from Central Government the TSRGD is less prescriptive and more subjective which can leave highway engineers in some doubt as to the correct course of action and conclusion when designing traffic signing schemes which previously were delivered verbatim under the 2002 edition of the TSRGD.

Andy ably described the main differences identified between the new and previous edition of the Directions and encouraged the delegates to interact in order to achieve a dialogue which could be used to address any lack of clarity and provide feedback to the DfT to consider necessity for future amendment.

Delegates had been asked to submit questions in advance of the day in order to assist Andy with his replies and this led to a useful and productive afternoon.

It is proposed to arrange a site visit to the 3M facility at Bracknell in 2018 to see signs in production and to learn in more detail the advantages of the materials currently available to the customer.

3M are an open and collaborative company and welcome interaction with IHE. Branches and Members are encouraged to contact them for information and guidance.

Contact James Kane on: jkane@mmm.com / www.3M.com / www.3M.co.uk/traffic

Chris Bowley IEng FIHE
Southern Branch