Date/Time Event
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Construction Contracts: Environmental Commitments, and Making Them Stick

Hosted by Simon Shillington, Technical Director, Fairhurst.
How construction contracts work, how contractors will use the contracts and the competing priorities as well as where an ECoW contractually fits into the project.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Effects of Construction on Nesting European Nightjars

Hosted by Mike Shewring, Ecologist. In this webinar Mike will introduce the general ecology of the European Nightjar, the existing evidence on potential construction phase disturbance impacts and provide a summary of my recent research into the potential effects of disturbance and other environmental factors on nesting success. This will then lead into a summary of and discussion around potential mitigation measures that can be adopted during construction to minimise impacts.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Marine Mammals and Mitigation

Hosted by Niru Dorrian of the Marine Mammals Observer Association. The webinar will aim to cover: • An introduction to marine mammals • Sources of marine anthropogenic noise • Marine mammal mitigation & regulatory requirements (UK/Global intro) • Roles – MMO/PAM/Environmental Advisor • Industry standards, training requirements, & reporting • Case studies (if time) • Q&A

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

An Overview: Surface Water Management in the Construction Sector

Hosted by James Baylis from Siltbuster. An overview of surface water management in the construction sector and an introduction to Siltbuster Ltd.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Construction Projects & Wetlands

Hosted by Cameron MacIver, Cameron Ecology. Cameron will provide an overview of the main issues associated with the design and construction of projects located within the vicinity of wetlands and GWDTEs. He will specifically look at the protection and restoration of wetlands, and GWDTEs, based on his extensive experience across the UK.

Cameron has been working in, and around, wetlands, peatlands and upland habitats for over twenty years. Around fifteen years ago he started to realise there was a gap between what ecologists write in ecological impact assessments and what actually happens in the real world when projects are constructed. Trying to reduce this gap by making assessment work more realistic and improving awareness and practice on-site are the aspects of his work that he enjoys most. Cameron is a chartered ecologist, who sits on AECoW’s Management Committee and he is also on the Advisory Panel of CIEEM.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Environmental Challenges of Construction on a Brownfield Site

Hosted by Jane Hornsby, Environmental Advisor, LLWR Ltd. A brownfield site in Cumbria, which has a long industrial history, now needs to construct an engineered cap over a disposal area of a low level waste repository (LLWR) development, as part of its EPR permit. The challenges include, planning conditions, contaminated land, ecology (next to SSSI), historical legacies and sensitive local residents.

All Day

Introduction to the Environmental Clerks of Works

This 1 day online course is provided by AECoW Management Committee members and is aimed at new, or aspiring ECoWs, with limited experience, or more experienced ECoWs who want to go back to basics.
Admission: Fee: Members: £75; Non-members £125.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Benefits & Challenges: The Role of an Environmental Specialist in Construction Projects

An overview of the positive impact that an environmental specialist can bring to construction projects and a flavour of the challenges faced along the way. Hosted by Jayne Walker (Regional Environmental Manager) and Lianne Taylor (Head of Environment), Graham Construction.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

ECoWs: A Planning Authority's Perspective

A planner’s personal experience of planning applications, and consents, which involve ECoWs. This will include a progress from the Heads of Planning Scotland (HoPS) Working Group, which was established in 2020 to share wider knowledge of ECoWs in the planning system.

Hosted by James Wright, Advanced Planner – Minerals and Waste, South Lanarkshire Council. James is also on the HoPS Committee and Development Sub-committee. James has over 15 years’ experience in local authority planning working within Development Management and Development Plans.

Currently responsible for managing all minerals, waste and energy planning applications in South Lanarkshire.

Free to register but registration is required.