Events

Crossrail’s Learning Legacy partners are holding events to disseminate the learning legacy. These include webinars, conferences and seminars.  See below for upcoming events.

Crossrail’s Approach to Carbon Management

Date: 27-04-2017

Speakers: Mike de Silva

Event Type: Webinar

Organiser: CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

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This webinar will describe the identification and management of whole life carbon on Crossrail. It will set out the process of footprinting in the early stages of a project and the problems of creating a meaningful baseline. Crossrail’s whole life carbon model will be presented and examples given as to how carbon reduction has been achieved though the construction and operational stages. There will be a particular focus on the Crossrail construction carbon management tool, which fills an important gap in providing a resource that can provide a more reliable measure of progress towards target reductions and end of construction carbon footprint.

Environmental Management Planning

Date: 25-05-2017 12.30pm-1.30pm

Speakers: Cathy Myatt, Rob Paris

Event Type: Webinar

Organiser: CIRIA (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

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Running 118 km from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, Crossrail is one of the largest single infrastructure investments ever undertaken in the UK. Delivering Crossrail has presented a number of complex and challenging issues for environmental management, but at the same time the size and scale of the project presented an opportunity to do things differently, to increase environmental performance beyond that which had been achieved on previous major infrastructure projects and thereby set a new standard for the future. This webinar will present an overview of the approach taken by Crossrail to promote a high level of environmental performance through setting objectives and targets, establishing proactive environmental management and incentive processes, and encouraging innovation and best practice. Examples of the outcomes achieved will be provided.

Environmental supplier performance: civils

Date: 29-06-2017 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Speakers: Rhian Locke

Event Type: Webinar

Organiser: IEMA

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This webinar will present an overview of the approach taken by Crossrail to measuring the environmental performance of its tier 1 contractors during the civil construction phase of the project. It describes how the process of Environmental Performance Assurance was developed and implemented and used alongside other assurance mechanisms such as audits, site inspections and processes for reporting and investigating environmental incidents. This webinar should be of interest to Clients considering developing a means of measuring the environmental performance of their principal contractor(s) on a construction project, and for Principal Contractors in turn to measure the environmental performance of their supply chain.

Detailed information on all of the environmental elements is on the Crossrail Learning Legacy website and a detailed case study is available on this topic.

Managing Construction Noise in an Urban Environment

Date: 20-07-2017 12.30pm-1.30pm

Speakers: Andrew Bird, Colin Cobbing

Event Type: Webinar

Organiser: IEMA

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Noise was one of the main impacts and challenges during the construction of Crossrail. It was recognised that for Crossrail’s Tier 1 contractors to achieve the necessary levels of performance in noise management, focus could not solely be on controlling or minimising noise levels. Factors such as community engagement, effective planning, management processes, leadership and culture were identified as being critical to successful noise management on sites. A detailed suite of objective performance measures were defined in order to measure contractor’s performance in construction noise management with the aim of driving improved performance towards a defined “world class” level.
This webinar will describe the criteria that were used to measure performance and the benefits that have resulted. The key factors that contributed to success and the key challenges faced during the process will also be covered.
The webinar may be of use to Clients considering developing a means of measuring the construction noise management performance of their principal contractor(s) on a construction project, and for Principal Contractors in turn to manage and measure the construction noise performance of their supply chain.