Volvo UK, in conjunction with the Green Construction Board Infrastructure Working Group brought together the supply chains of major infrastructure clients to understand how through the PAS 2080 standard they could reduce carbon emissions and reduce costs. PAS2080, issued by the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council and the Green Construction Board, is the world’s first specification aimed at managing whole-life carbon in infrastructure.
I worked on the design and the content of the seminar, liaising directly with speakers to make sure the day flowed and the material was relevant. I chaired the seminar ensuring the right questions were asked to drive understanding and allow delegates to go back into their businesses and take positive action, and we finished on time!.
The day long seminar in London featured expert presentations with panel discussions, chaired by me, to gain an understanding of PAS 2080. It also included facilitated table clinics addressing specific issues that was very successful. It was the second seminar that I have chaired, both endorsed by the Green Construction Board and supported by Volvo Group as part of their commitment to the Construction Climate Challenge.
Below are two outputs from the seminar. The firsts looks at the highlights, and the second is my personal thoughts with respect to the climate change challenge facing the infrastructure sector.