BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2021 launch

This webinar will introduce the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards and showcase some of the 2019 award-winning projects that delivered the best examples of biodiversity enhancements in construction and the wider built environment.

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The BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards celebrates the contributions of the construction industry towards biodiversity. The Challenge to Do One Thing invites the industry to add at least one new biodiversity enhancement – big or small – to a building site, development or existing structure.

Join us for the launch of the 2021 Challenge and Awards as we demonstrate how the construction industry is rising to the challenge of doing one thing. Hear first-hand from some of our 2019 winners as they provide an overview of their award-winning projects. Entries for the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge will open in March 2021.

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Why attend
Learn about the importance of protecting and enhancing biodiversity in construction
Get the inside track on winning projects from some of the 2019 BIG Biodiversity                  Challenge Awards winners
Gain inspiration to enter the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge and achieve industry-              wide recognition

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.

Tuesday 15 December 2020
14:00 - 15:45


14:00   CIRIA welcome
    Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA  

14:05   Chair’s welcome
            Jo Gilroy, Group Head of Sustainability & Environment, Kier Group 

14:10  Introduction to the BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards           
           Dr Martina Girvan, Technical Director, Head of Ecology and Arboriculture
           CoP Lead – Natural Capital, Arcadis

14:20  Medium and Large Scale Project Award Winner 2019: Green Infrastructure For                   Growth (GI4G)
           Cormac Solutions Ltd for Cornwall Council           
           Zoe Hilditch, Technical Support Officer, Cormac Solutions Ltd

14:35  Pollinator Award Winner 2019: Turning A Roads into Bee Routes, Highways England,             Kier and ATM 
           Leonardo Gubert, Senior Ecologist (South West), Highways England

14:50  Construction Phase Award Winner 2019: Sussex Power Supply Upgrade, Siemens                 Mobility Ltd, Rail Electrification & Network Rail           
           Martin Gregson, Environmental Manager, Siemens

15:05  Community Engagement Award Winner 2019: Project Saplings, Thames Water,                     Ambitious about Autism and    
           TreeHouse School, Arcadis and others
           Julia Lampard, Project Lead, Ambitious about Autism

15:20  Interactive discussion and Q&A  

15:40  Closing remarks

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