Environment Webinar – Crossrail Learning Legacy Environment Theme

Document type: Video
Author: Rob Paris MSc MCIWEM MIES, Simon Bennett BEng(Hons) FCILT MCIPR AMICE
Publication Date: 29/09/2016

  • Abstract

    This is the first in a series of Crossrail Learning Legacy webinars focused on the Environment Theme, hosted by our partners at CIRIA and IEMA. This webinar aims to provide an overview of the Crossrail Learning Legacy programme and provide an introduction to Crossrail’s approach to dealing with the environmental impact of building a large new infrastructure project.
    This webinar will explain how the legacy programme was set up and how sharing knowledge, insight, documents, templates, datasets and access to experts is key to the project. Following on from that the environment theme will be explained.
    Building new infrastructure can require the use of significant natural resources and may impact the people and areas surrounding it. Crossrail’s challenge has been to minimise these impacts as much as possible without compromising the need to deliver the project on time and within funding. Protection of the physical environment including natural resources, minimising the impact of noise, vibration and emissions from site operations, beneficial use of excavated materials combined with one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever undertaken in the UK were all part of a wide environmental remit.
    Having set the Legacy programme context this webinar will provide an overview of the content of the environmental Learning Legacy theme that will form the basis to this series of environmental Crossrail Learning Legacy webinars.

  • Authors

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    Simon Bennett BEng(Hons) FCILT MCIPR AMICE - Crossrail Ltd

    Simon is Head of Learning Legacy at Crossrail. A Civil Engineer, Transport Planner and Communications professional, he worked on the original 1990s Crossrail scheme for London Underground and in 2000 was seconded from TfL to Cross London Rail Links to work on developing the project and securing powers. He led the Consultation team which became the Petitions Negotiation team during the Bill process. During the construction phase he has been Head of Stakeholder Engagement and then Programme Community Relations Manager.

    In 2015, Simon was appointed to lead the team responsible for the collation and dissemination of good practice, innovation and lessons learned from the Crossrail construction programme aimed at raising the bar in industry and showcasing UK PLC.


  • Partners

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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."


    Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

    Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

    “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.”