Environmental Management Planning

Document type: Video
Author: Cathy Myatt MA MSc, Rob Paris MSc MCIWEM MIES
Publication Date: 25/05/2017

  • Abstract

    This is the eighth in the series of Crossrail Learning Legacy webinars focused on the Environment Theme.

    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 presents 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 are provided.

  • Authors

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    Cathy Myatt MA MSc - Crossrail Ltd

    Cathy Myatt is the Environment Manager at Crossrail.  She leads the environment function, with overall responsibility for assuring compliance with environmental requirements. Her involvement dates from 2003 and includes preparing and submitting the Environmental Statement and negotiation of environmental requirements through the parliamentary Select Committee. She designed and implemented the project’s EMS and was involved with the procurement and assurance of design and construction contracts.  She has also driven continual improvement on the project using mechanisms such as best practice fora, the Green Line Recognition Scheme and the supplier performance assurance process.  Cathy is also an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck College, teaching on the MSc in Environment and Sustainability.


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    Construction Industry Research and Information Association

    "The Crossrail Learning Legacy will provide CIRIA members and the wider industry with information and knowledge they can translate into good practice across future construction projects of any size or type."


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    “Crossrail's environment and sustainability innovations offer our profession huge learning opportunities. At IEMA, we feel the legacy goes far beyond learning. This is about inspiration, direction and the power of what is possible.”