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BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2022 launch

This webinar will introduce the BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2022 and showcase some of the award-winning projects from 2021 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 celebrate the contributions of the construction industry towards biodiversity improvements. 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 2021 winners as they provide an overview of their award-winning projects. Entries for the 2022 BIG Biodiversity Challenge will open in March.

Biodiversity Interest Group Community of Practice
This year’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards are steered by the newly created Biodiversity Interest Group Community of Practice (CoP), focused on growing support for the implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain principles within our industry. This new CoP will foster collaboration and knowledge transfer to assist the management of biodiversity across transport, utilities, housing and development sectors. This network of academia, private and public entities will provide the thought leadership which could lead to key guidance resources for the built environment. For more information and to get involved in the Biodiversity Interest Group CoP, please contact Adrien Baudrimont.

Biodiversity Interest Group Community of Practice members
  • Arc Consulting
  • Arcadis
  • BAM Nuttall
  • EHM
  • Heathrow
  • Kier
  • Marshalls
  • National Highways
  • Thames Water
  • Trustmgt
  • Wildflower Turf
Why attend
  • Learn about the importance of protecting and enhancing biodiversity in construction.
  • Get the inside track on winning projects from some of the 2021 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards winners.
  • Gain inspiration to enter the BIG Biodiversity Challenge and achieve industry-wide recognition.
  • Learn about the new Biodiversity Interest Group Community of Practice, its mission and objectives, membership benefits and upcoming events.
  • Earn valuable CPD.
Who should attend
Architects, clients, consultants, contractors, developers, house builders, local authorities, planners and master planners, regulators, ecologists, landscape architects, and anyone with an interest in the environment and biodiversity.

Tuesday 29 March 2022
11:00 – 12:30 BST

11:00 Welcome and introduction
Biodiversity Interest Group Community of Practice
Chair: Dirk Vennix, CEO, CIRIA

11:15 Introduction to the BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards
Judging Panel Chair: Michael Murphy, Senior Environmental Engineer,
Heathrow Airport

11:30 Community Engagement Award Winner and Overall Winner 2021
The Wild Glades, The Glades shopping centre
Ian Boyd, Director, Arc Consulting
(on behalf of LaSalle Investment)

11:45 Innovation Award Winner 2021
Arborfield Cross Relief Road
Becky Strawbridge, Associate Ecologist, Stantec
Simon Earl, Director of Civil Engineering, Stantec
(on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council)

12:00 Showcase your 2022 achievements
Adrien Baudrimont, Research Manager, CIRIA

12:10 Interactive discussion and Q&A

12:25 Closing remarks

CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

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