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BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2022: hints and tips for success

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2022 is open for entries. This webinar will showcase award-winning projects and provide valuable hints and tips to anyone considering entering.

Background
The BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards celebrate 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 at this webinar to hear first-hand from a member of the 2021 Judging Panel some useful hints and tips on what the judges expect and the common pitfalls to avoid. The webinar will also feature from some of our 2021 winners as they provide an overview of their award-winning projects.

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards 2022 is open for entries. Click here for more information about the Challenge, categories and how to enter. The submission deadline is 16:00 on 10 June 2022.

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
  • Discover how you can make your entry stand out.
  • Gain insight into judges’ expectations.
  • 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.

When
Thursday 5 May 2022
11:00 – 12:15 BST

Programme
11:00 Welcome and introduction
CIRIA’s new Community of Practice: Biodiversity Interest Group
Adrien Baudrimont, Research Manager, CIRIA

11:05 Judges’ hints and tips to enter the BIG Biodiversity Challenge
2021 Judging Panel member
Martina Girvan, Technical Director and Head of Ecology and
Arboriculture and Natural Capital Community of Practice, Arcadis

Case studies from our 2021 award winners

11:20 Habitat Creation Project of the Year Award 2021
(small scale biodiversity enhancement of up to 5ha)
Marineff project artificial rockpools by Bournemouth University & Artecology
Jess Bone, Marineff Research Assistant, PhD Researcher, Department of Life
and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology,
Bournemouth University

11:30 Pollinator Award 2021
Bee Friendly campaign by Meadfleet Ltd
Paul Cassidy, Ecology and Conservation Manager, Meadfleet

11:40 Habitat Creation Project of the Year Award 2021
(medium-large biodiversity enhancement 5ha and above)
Tilbury2 by GRAHAM Construction
Jayne Walker, Regional Environmental Manger (Civils),
GRAHAM Construction

11:50 Interactive discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Martina Girvan, Technical Director and Head of Ecology and
Arboriculture and Natural Capital Community of Practice, Arcadis

12:10 Closing remarks

Fees
CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

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