The BIG Biodiversity Challenge is an initiative to raise awareness of how biodiversity needs to become a key component within the construction industry, as an integrated part of planning and delivering projects.
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge continues to be recognised as the number one industry initiative for delivering biodiversity within construction and the built environment. Since its launch in 2013, the challenge has grown considerably and attracts organisations from a wide range of stakeholder groups.
The launch event for 2019 kindly hosted by AECOM, will showcase a number of our 2018 Award winning projects as winners' highlight their projects.
16.30 Registration & refreshments
17.00 CIRIA welcome, Owen Jenkins, Director, CIRIA
17.10 Chair’s opening remarks
Louise Clarke, Head of Sustainable Places, Berkeley Group
17.15 Overall winner/pollinator/ medium large scale award 2018
Thurso South Substation
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
Francis Williams, Environmental Project Manager, SSEN
17.30 Monitoring, Maintenance and Management Award winner 2018
A19 Roadside Improvements - Sir Robert McAlpine and Highways England
Richard Stelling, Works Supervisor, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
17.45 Innovation Award winner 2018
Various London Boroughs, schools, community groups,
wildlife organisations, RSPB, Buglife
Green Roof Shelters
Duncan Kramer, Director & Designer, Green Roof Shelters Ltd
John Little, Director, Green Roof Shelters Ltd
18.00 BIG Biodiversity Champion 2018
Southern Strategic Support Main
Jamie Edmonds, Environmental Manager, Kier Utilities
18.15 BIG Judges’ tips to enter the Challenge
Rosie Whicheloe, London Wildlife Trust
18.30 Introduction to Working with Wildlife App
John Newton, Strategic Advisor, The Ecology Consultancy
18.35 Q & A session
18.55 Chair’s summary
19.00 Networking refreshments
Who should attend
Architects, Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Developers, House Builders, Local Authorities, Regulators, Ecologists, Landscape architects and anyone with an interest in the environment and biodiversity.
Wednesday 27 February 2019
17.00 - 19.30 (registration from 16.30)
Hosted by AECOM
16th Floor, Aldgate Tower,
2 Leman St,
London, E1 8FA
BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards sponsors
Free for all to attend
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