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contractual agreements needed before construction begins through to handing over the building to users. It also provides a list of useful contacts for the UK environmental regulators. The future The construction industry has come a long way in recent years. It is now smarter in the way that products are manufactured, and also how businesses are operated, but there is still some way to go. The industry needs to work together to continue to push the boundaries of what is now possible. The aim of this resource is to have a real impact on the industry by providing a platform to share good practice and advice. Further information that supports the new CIRIA fit-out guide is available from: www.ciria.org/egpos summer 2015. To place an order visit www.ciria.org/c757 or email enquiries@ciria.org 27 post-occupancy. It is possible to add real value at this stage, helping to ensure the building is operating in accordance with the client’s specification and building users’ needs. So make sure that the building users understand how to use and operate the environmental features of the space. Support is on hand Dealing with tight timescales and operating within strict budgets means that is it easy to overlook some of these aspects. There is also a need for practical guidance to assist in meeting these challenges and delivering good environmental management on site, which requires a team effort between main contractors, subcontractors, designers, clients and suppliers. In order to support the sector to deliver sustainable projects, CIRIA will publish an environmental fit-out guide to support best practice and sustainability on site. As a long-standing champion of sustainability in the industry and beyond, Interface was keen to be part of the development of, what is set to be, such a key resource in setting-out best practice for the fit–out industry and providing practical guidance to support the delivery of construction projects. The new guide is intended to give on-site teams the necessary knowledge and information to ensure that sustainability and environmental good practice is considered during the construction phase of a project. It will also support those managing fit-out projects to deliver good environmental management on site. The publication is focused on the contractor, and specifically the site manager, it encourages co-operation between all parts of the supply chain, as good environmental management on site is often threatened by a lack of dialogue. It aims to support site managers in engaging and asking the right questions in order to achieve good environmental practice throughout a project. Relevant to those working across all sectors, including commercial, retail, education, leisure and health, it poses a range of key questions and points to consider throughout the various stages of the project. The resource is divided into four chapters: environmental benefits and obligations, pre-construction, construction, and post-construction. It covers all stages of the construction life cycle from legal and The new CIRIA environmental fit-out guide (C757), will be available in References 2015, Human Spaces: The global impact of biophilic design in the workplace http://humanspaces.com/ global-report/ WGBC (2014) Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices. The next chapter for green building www.worldgbc.org Get involved in CIRIA projects and proposals Minimising risk through responsible sourcing (P2954) CIRIA together with its partners is working to develop practical guidance to assist procurement of key materials for construction projects. Green Infrastructure for the Built Environment (GI4BE) (P2925) GI4BE brings together a strong vision, a collective voice, a compelling web platform and associated networking events to improve the way the GI community interacts and collaborates. Business improvement through Ecology (BITE) (P2865) CIRIA will develop a website-based toolkit of practical resources for the enhancement of ecology using a range of business improvement techniques. Large landscape trees - a communication strategy (P2896) CIRIA is keen to encourage communication with various stakeholders to explore ways to reverse the decline in large species trees in the urban environment. Environmental good practice on site pocket book (P2988) This updated pocket book will cover changes in legislation and best practice since 2012. It will provide a practical tool for site personnel to deliver environmental good practice. To find out more and to get involved contact CIRIA on tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 or email: enquiries@ciria.org


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