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Infrastructure Market Update August 2021

Published 20th Jul 21 - by rosiewatts

Infrastructure Market Update: August 2021


Top stories for Infrastructure this month:


Highways England sets out ambitious Net Zero Carbon Strategy:

Highways England announce their Corporate emissions, Maintenance & Construction emissions and Road user emissions in their Net Zero Carbon strategy. Find out More>>

Natural England sets outs ‘Defra 3’ biodiversity net gain metric :

Natural England launches the finalised metric, known as ‘Defra 3.0’, which will accompany the forthcoming Environment Bill. The metric provides a way of quantifying the habitat value of a site pre and post development with a proposed requirement that all development sites must achieve at least a 10% net gain post development. Read More>>

Supply Chain Sustainability School is shortlisted for two Construction News Awards:

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has been shortlisted in two categories at the Construction News Awards, Outstanding Contribution to the Industry and Supply Chain Excellence with Highways England. Find out More>>

August’s featured topic: Offsite

To build a more profitable and sustainable industry new and smarter construction techniques are needed. Offsite is making construction leaner, greener and more efficient.

Take a look at the selected resources below to start to develop your understanding on the importance of Offsite in the Infrastructure sector.

Offsite resources recommended for you this month:

Offsite Fundamentals -Systems – This interactive e-learning module provides an explanation of offsite, the common systems and materials used and the modern methods of construction hierarchy. Watch the Module>>

Offsite Procurement –  John Skivington, Direct at LHC provides an overview of offsite procurement in this short video. Watch the Video>>

CIRIA Offsite Standardisation and Pre- Assembly Toolkit –  This standardisation and pre-assembly procedure are applied through a series of reviews. Guidance on key issues for S&P workshops is also found in this tool. View the Toolkit>>

Nudge Theory Lunch ‘n’ Learn

Join us on the 18th August from 11:00am -12:00pm at our Nudge Theory Lunch ‘n’ Learn!

This webinar provides an introduction to using behavioural science, or nudge theory, to drive sustainability improvements in an organisation.

By attending this session you will:

  • Understand the key concepts and principles of altering behaviour using behavioural science insights or ‘nudge theory’
  • Recognise how to apply this approach to sustainability problems
  • Be given examples some nudges that have been shown to make people behave more sustainably
  • Learn to design your own ‘nudges’ to drive sustainability improvements in your workplace

If you have questions about Infrastructure or the School please contact [email protected]