WEBINAR: How to save money and green the highways
Published on 07 October 2020
Thursday 22 October
1pm - 2pm
Are you working in highways or railways and involved in designing or building new infrastructure schemes? Perhaps you are involved in widening infrastructure schemes or are tendering for this type of work. For an increasing number of linear infrastructure schemes, their impacts on biodiversity net gain, carbon and cost are all important considerations.
In this ADAS webinar, we will outline how we can apply a more whole life-cycle approach to linear infrastructure schemes using low-nutrient soil to reduce maintenance and waste, save money and carbon, and enhance nature. For those in the highways sector, we hope this will inspire you with ideas for the Environment Designated Fund.
For example, with the combined challenges of climate change, the biodiversity crisis and the recession, a whole life-cycle approach to Highways England’s 33,000-ha soft estate could benefit biodiversity and minimise maintenance costs. The panel will show how designing low-nutrient-topsoil highway verges and using recycled construction materials as substrates can reduce maintenance and waste, save money and carbon, and enhance nature.
Chaired by Kat Evans, Associate Director, RSK Habitat Management and ADAS Environment.
Phil Sterling, from Butterfly Conservation, will demonstrate how he created a nature-rich embankment on the Weymouth relief road and saved more than £270,000 for Dorset County Council.
Sarah Wynn, from ADAS, will examine the carbon implications by comparing the standard and alternative low-nutrient-topsoil approaches.
John Little, from Grass Roof Company and a CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge award winner, will show how he incorporates habitats into structures and uses recycled materials to create beautiful, low-maintenance, biodiverse environments.
Register for the webinar via GoToWebinar here
Event date: 22/10/2020 13:00 - 14:00 Export event
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