Smart Roofs – Soil is critical to the success of new innovative practices

Posted on 5/14/2024
Charlotte Markey, Green Urbanisation Manager, Polypipe Civils and Green Urbanisation explains the role of technology in optimising soil systems for green infrastructure.


Soil scientist apprenticeship

Posted on 4/25/2024
Cranfield University is launching a brand-new MSc level Soil Scientist Apprenticeship course.


Opinion piece - Can we ever achieve responsible soil management in construction projects?

Posted on 3/22/2024
Responsible soil management means looking after soil as resource so that soil health and functions can be preserved or improved in parallel with other project objectives.


The importance of soil health: Office of Environmental Protection

Posted on 3/5/2024
The report highlights the vital importance of soil health and stresses the imperative for sustainable soil management, particularly in agricultural and urban development contexts.


... to our Soil Community web portal, which will:

  • Explain why soil is important and threats to soil
  • Provide guidance on how soil can be managed in a sustainable manner
  • List selected soil-related policy and regulations in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
  • Post research, relevant guidance and other tools
  • The portal is part of the Soil Community of Practice research project


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Sustainable management of surplus soil and aggregates from construction (C809)

This guide aims to help those who need to understand how to manage surplus soils, in particular developers, contractors, and consultants, as well as those with strategic project level or site responsibility to ensure that projects are designed with materials and waste management in mind from the start. Find out more.


 CIRIA Soil Stakeholder meetings - TBC