Too Little. Too Late Series – Latest

Too Little. Too Late Series

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event series, as we delved deeper into some of the most crucial topics raised during this year’s FOOTPRINT+ Conference.

Each week, our speakers tackled a key topic relating to the carbon footprint of the built environment, and revealed solutions to help lower carbon emissions and reduce waste. By sharing our learnings and best practice, we hope to encourage the industry to do better things for people and the planet, with our ultimate purpose of Engineering a Better Society.

As a sponsor of the inaugural FOOTPRINT+ Conference, we are keen that the conversations and ideas we heard during the event are not forgotten, but act as a catalyst for the industry to continue to come together to inspire change.

The sessions are available to watch online.

Session 1 - Land purchase strategy and transport emissions
Wednesday 7 September - 8:30am - 9:15am
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Hear from our Transport and Civils teams, as they discuss land purchase strategy. Mel de Wet and Paul Davis explore what developers should consider when purchasing land or acquiring buildings in relation to transport-related emissions and climate resilience. They explain how site location impacts the carbon footprint of a project, how to build an understanding or transport emissions based on a building’s users and what you can do to improve the climate resilience of your assets.

Session 2 - Data and digital engineering
Wednesday 14 September - 8:30am - 9:15am
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Data and digital tools are integral to our efforts to measure the impact of construction and create a low carbon, circular economy. Penny Gowler and Steve Faulkner discuss how to take an integrated project approach to data. Early engagement is vital to understanding the key drivers, as is appointing the right team, with the capabilities to deliver the client’s ambitions. They explore scope survey requirements so existing materials can be measured and considered for reuse, smart buildings and alignment with accreditation schemes.

Session 3 - Understanding existing assets
Wednesday 21 September - 8:30am - 9:15am
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As an industry, it’s vital that we work towards a circular economy in construction to lower emissions and waste. Ben Holmes explores how to undertake building audits so that we can measure the value of materials that exist within buildings and understand the impact of demolition vs refurbishment. He also covers buildings as material banks and material passports.

Session 4 - Target setting
Wednesday 28 September - 8:15am - 9:00am
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How can we go about effectively measuring our impact and setting realistic targets on projects and as organisations? Tom Hesslenberg and Ian Poole show how we can assist clients with setting science-based targets that incorporate policy, regulations, standards and planning requirements. They share the context and introduce our overarching strategic consultancy that ties all these elements together into an actionable framework.

Session 5 - Carbon reporting
Wednesday 12 October - 8:30am - 9:15am
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Undertaking lifecycle carbon assessments and embodied carbon calculations allows you to track your progress towards meeting science-based targets. In this video Ben Holmes and Ian Poole explain the process for creating a benchmark, setting targets and measuring progress and consider how we can all play our part in driving change.