Update of environmental good practice on site guide (RP1138)

Construction activities will inevitably have an impact on the environment and neighbours. Good environmental practice enables these impacts to be managed positively. Impacts can take one of many forms, for example effects on surrounding neighbours, transport, noise or pollution or indirect impacts associated with product selection. Clients, their professional advisers, contractors and the whole construction supply chain, all have responsibilities for environmental management.

The construction industry is coming under increasing pressure to ensure its activities have reduced impact on the environment. The construction industry is responsible for high levels of waste – around 10 per cent of all raw materials on many sites end up as waste. 

With the pressure being applied not only by regulators, environmental groups, clients, other businesses and residents there is a need for practical guidance to allow construction sites to manage effectively the requirements placed upon them, which includes embedding sustainability into their practices.

This project will update CIRIA report C741  Environmental good practice on site guide (fourth edition). It  will provide up to-date, practical guidance on delivering sustainable construction at the site level by effectively managing a range of environmental issues

The project will provide up-to-date, practical guidance on delivering sustainable construction at the site level by effectively managing a range of environmental issues.

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Project funders
Kier, Highways England, Zero Waste Scotland, BAM Nuttall and Marshalls.

Project status
CIRIA is currently seeking additional funding support and a research contractor. 

Further information 
For more information please contact Joanne Kwan at CIRIA.