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The BIG Biodiversity Challenge 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 this year's challenge 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.
Client Award Sponsor:
- 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 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 23 February 2021
14:00 - 15:45
14:00 Welcome and introduction
Jo Gilroy, Group Head of Sustainability & Environment, Kier Group
Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA
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 Innovation Award Winner 2019: Runswick Bay Ecological Enhancement & Coastal
Defence Scheme, Bournemouth University for Scarborough Borough Council
Dr Alice Hall, Post-doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science and Technology,
14:35 Project of the Year – small scale Award Winner 2019: White Lion
Nicola Johansen, Group Sustainability Manager, Redrow Homes
14:50 Biodiversity Legacy Award Winner 2019: Princes Lakes
Michael Murphy, Technical Services – Environment, Heathrow Airport and
James Webster, Director, Ecology and Habitat Management (EHM)
15:05 Client Award Winner 2019: Caithness Moray HVDC Biodiversity
Tim Buist, Consents and Environment Manager,
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
15:20 Interactive discussion and Q&A
15:40 Closing remarks
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