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7 Environmental management system In 2010 DP World London Gateway became the first port construction to be LRQA ISO14001 certified. The environmental management system (EMS) involved the management of more than 15 contractors across the site, ensuring compliance with over 428 environmental conditions and liaison with numerous stakeholders. Over time the management system has evolved and grown with the development. A GIS system is being built in order to help manage the environmental programme and will incorporate the BIM system to improve building efficiency and the quality of data collected. It is the aim that in December 2013 the management system will be recertified and will include port operations as well as ongoing construction works. In the future Now that the port is accepting its first commercial customers the environment programme does not stop here. As well as ongoing marine and ecological monitoring there will be a new monitoring programme for the logistics park. There will also be an environmental training program for terminal operators. There are already a number of volunteer environmental champions throughout the company who are eager to demonstrate good environmental practice in their day-today activities. The current stakeholder engagement will continue to strengthen, particularly as the park becomes occupied. Converting an old oil refinery to an operating port and logistics park has not occurred without meeting numerous environmental challenges. Due to the size and nature of the project London Gateway has encountered a huge variety of environmental management issues during its development. Many of these issues, such as the marine archaeological programme, are unique to the project and a first for the industry, therefore have been a learning experience for specialists, regulatory authorities and the global DP World team alike. Although DP World London Gateway is entirely privately funded, the project will provide a positive benefit across the whole of the UK, playing an important step in the supply chain of many UK businesses. The development will create a multi-modal transport hub, enhancing the efficiency and capabilities of the national transport infrastructure network. CIRIA Network Christmas reception DP World will be discussing the London Gateway development on 11 December at the CIRIA Network event followed by a networking reception. To find out more and to register visit www.ciria.org Get involved in CIRIA projects and proposals Update to Embedded retaining walls (P2474) Whilst C580 remains hugely influential and an invaluable aid to the design of embedded retaining walls it does require revision and updating. Scope will include changes to design codes (Eurocodes etc), legislation and professional engineering practice during the intervening decade since C580 was published, and to extend its guidance to include all soil types including soft clays. Rock slope netting design, installation and maintenance (P2938) This guide will provide best practice to ensure the consistency of the installation and maintenance of rock slope netting. Starting on site (P2662) The aim of this project is to produce a guide covering all the key stages in the planning and set-up of a construction site. Deterioration and degradation modelling of infrastructure assets (P2730) CIRIA is undertaking scoping of a proposed project on deterioration and degradation modelling of infrastructure assets. Understanding & Application of Eurocode 7. Part 2 (P2852) This project requires support by the practitioners within the supply chain some of which have independently been writing their own in house guidance. Defects in hidden bridge components (P2905) Provide best practise guidance on the inspection and maintenance of the hidden components. Risk assessment for contamination in ground water (P2930) This project will provide practical guidance on risk assessment and management contaminated controlled water in light of the recent changes of the statutory guidance in England and Wales and other recent regulations in UK and EU. Archaeology and development good practice guide update (P2926) CIRIA is seeking to update Archaeology and development (C672) and would welcome industry feedback and involvement to identify views on the standing and uptake of the guide, and areas that require updating. Update of manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures (RP987) This project will update the 2002 CIRIA manual and will incorporate advances made in the understanding and application of the science, engineering and hydraulics of scour at bridge sites, hydraulic structures and pipeline crossings. Abandoned mine workings manual (RP940) This project will develop a new publication to replace SP32 Construction over abandoned mine workings, published by CIRIA in 1984. Good practice on verification of protection and testing of barriers for hazardous ground gases (RP960) This project aims to help construction professionals ensure their remediation approach will meet the specification. Tower crane stability – update (RP999) The update of the 2006 Tower Crane Stability guide (C654) will demonstrate the safe design of tower cranes in response to changes since 2006. The guide will also highlight the potential for catastrophic events and reference the need for appropriate risk management activity, in light of a series of relevant accidents to tower cranes. 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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