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Project 13, in practice

Event organised by ICE

12 October 2023
12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)

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Exploring the set-up, mobilisation and operation of the multi-partner enterprise that is the Smart Motorway Programme (SMP) Alliance.

Tasked with delivering a national, geographically spread and varied programme of motorway safety and upgrade works for National Highways, the Alliance has adopted an integrated, collaborative approach that embraces Project 13 principles and contemporary thinking.

Through the development of common systems and processes, the Alliance is helping to transform delivery whilst making infrastructure safer, greener and evermore efficient for everyone.

This insightful presentation will share aspects including:

  • Background behind why the Alliance was established.
  • The challenge of mobilising in the middle of the pandemic.
  • Project 13 in practice.
  • How collaboration and agility have helped navigate multiple external change factors.
  • How data and insight are helping to drive performance. Examples of integration, programme delivery successes and learnings.


12:00 - 12:05

Introduction to the event and speakers

12:05 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:00



Tony Slater

Tony Slater

SMP Alliance

managing director

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Tony Slater

With demonstrable history of successful project development and delivery within civil engineering and infrastructure, including extensive rail and highways experience, Tony Slater was appointed managing director of SMP Alliance in April 2020. The Alliance is an enterprise comprising seven members and is delivering a programme of enhancements and safety upgrades across England's motorway network. Tony is uniting diverse teams while providing the right environment to collaborate and innovate. Under his leadership, the members are working together to realise the Alliance vision to be industry leading in making infrastructure safer, greener and evermore efficient for everyone.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

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