All construction projects generate surplus soil. In many cases, soil is considered waste that needs to be removed. Managing surplus soil has been come more difficult partly due to the introduction of more stringent environmental legislation. The industry has also been waiting for new guidance such as DOWCOP Version 3 and the Construction Code of Practice for the Sustainable Use of Soils on Construction Sites for a while.
This conference will explore issues that construction professionals have had in managing soil from construction projects in the past 12 months. This includes how well they have been complying with waste regulations and how to use soil in projects to meet the wider environmental agenda. Attendees will also hear an update from CIRIA's Soil Community of Practice as it embarks on its second year of activities including the new web portal, CIRIA Soil.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanne Kwan.
- Explore the current problems with managing soil from construction projects including major infrastructure work.
- Discuss Defra's recent work in soil.
- Examine how soil from construction projects could be used in landscaping schemes.
- Learn about upcoming activities from CIRIA’s Soil Community of Practice and the new web portal, CIRIA Soil.
- Earn valuable CPD.
Who should attend
Clients, developers, contractors including remediation contractors, consultants, landscape architects, green infrastructure specialists, regulators and local authorities.
Wednesday 19 July 2023
10:00 – 13:30
10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:15 An update on Defra's work in soil
Graeme Duggan, Senior Policy Officer, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
10:35 Soil management in infrastructure projects
Lungile Lembede, Agricultural and Soils Lead, Balfour Beatty VINCI (HS2 joint venture)
11:05 Update on the Definition of Waste Development Industry Code of Practice
Karen Andrews, Senior Advisor Definition of Waste Code of Practice, Environment Agency
11:25 Coffee break
11:45 Using top soil in the Eden Project
Richard Scott, Director of the National Wildflower Centre, Eden Project
12:05 CIRIA Soil Community of Practice - achievements to date and future plans
Joanne Kwan, Senior Research Manager, Sustainable Land use, CIRIA
12:25 Interactive discussion and Q&A
13:25 Closing remarks
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| Two free places per organisation*
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| £160 + VAT**
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