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Project management solutions for the most complex building, infrastructure, organisational change, and systems projects.

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Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

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Smart, safe and sustainable transport infrastructure development services and advice for rail, aviation, port and road clients and projects.

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Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

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We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

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To decarbonise the built environment, we need to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHG) that are emitted during the construction of our assets - the embodied carbon.

Understanding where these emissions are generated, and reducing them accordingly, is critical if we want to deliver net zero assets. But not every project requires a whole building life-cycle assessment - we provide our clients with tailored solutions.

How embodied carbon is generated
The extraction of materials 
Manufacture and processing of materials 
Transportation and construction processes
Ongoing maintenance
Eventual demolition / removal at the end of life and processing of any waste
Seven stage framework to design for net zero carbon buildings and infrastructure

1. Set strategy and define the brief
2. Concept design 
3. measure and reduce carbon using LCA
4. Design and collaboration 
5. Manage carbon in construction 
6. Handover - carbon management 
7. Monitor and report performance in use

Addressing the carbon hot spots

As part of our net zero approach to design, we carry out a sustainability workshop at the project outset. At this early stage, we identify the likely hot spots in the development that will be responsible for a large proportion of the embodied carbon. In buildings, this might be the foundations, basement and structural frame. In infrastructure, materials like concrete, asphalt and steel can form a high proportion of the overall score. Our design team will focus on strategies that avoid or reduce the materials and construction systems with a high carbon impact.

 

Software that delivers low carbon projects

Monitoring carbon as projects evolve and move through the design and construction stages can be complex and time consuming, especially when reviewing and calculating the impacts of multiple design options. The quality of the data used is important, so we need to ensure we are using the most accurate data as we investigate and manage the carbon impacts and optimise designs to get best value.

To improve the accuracy and speed of assessments, we use OneClick LCA, life cycle assessment software that is industry recognised and accepted by planning authorities. With numerous benefits for detailed and involved projects, OneClick LCA:

  • Follows a consistent assessment procedure to allow more accurate comparisons of design options
  • Easily conducts initial assessments for scoping studies
  • Allows multiple design options to be assessed and compared simultaneously
  • Integrates with appropriate BIM models, allowing more accurate data transfer
  • Is easily understood, presented in clear format with graphics highlighting carbon hotspots and areas to concentrate reduction efforts
  • Is compatible with earning BEEAM/LEED credits for sustainability assessments
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