In this article, John Edwards, Discipline Lead, Environment, Sustainability & Social Value and Trevor Brown, Sellafield Project Director, help to define social value and spotlight the work being undertaken in Cumbria as part of Costain’s role in the Nexus Decommissioning Alliance, supporting Sellafield on its Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP).
How can industry create a strategy to offset their emissions? What are the key challenges for industrial decarbonisation? What actions need to be taken to ensure we have the skills needed to meet the net zero challenge?
We should all understand how to apply a quality conscience on a small scale, but how about when working on safety-critical major projects? Martin Davies, Project Quality Director, Lee Davies, HS2 Client Director, and Leigh Wakefield, Civil Nuclear Director, all at construction and engineering company Costain, draw on their cross-industry experiences to outline five key learnings for transforming the performance of infrastructure in heavily regulated environments.
The aviation sector accounts for 6% of all UK greenhouse gases. It’s therefore unsurprising that a key challenge the country faces is ensuring that the sector plays its part in supporting our march to net zero by 2050. The recently announced Jet Zero strategy is central to tackling this challenge.
First published as an interview in the CQI’s Quality World magazine, Martin Davies, project quality director at Costain describes how its Quality Culture Programme is making a difference to large complex infrastructure projects.
We’ve agreed a net zero target by 2050 but have we agreed a technically deliverable plan to get there?
It is widely accepted that the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes and generate power, needs to change if we are to meet our decarbonisation commitments and address the developing climate crisis. An initial emphasis on electricity-based solutions has promoted the rise in popularity of electric cars, and more recently installation of heat pumps in homes.