Sharing updates on the CIHT Partner-Supported Technical Paper Building carbon reduction into procurement processes.
Representatives from our Partner organisations and CIHT Technical Champions have formed three task and finish groups for 2023. Each group will develop and deliver a technical paper that will positively influence the sector and support the changes the sector needs to take to progress and develop.
This event is aligned to the group which is focussed on:
Building carbon reduction into procurement processes
Delegates will be given an overview and update on how our work is developing to address future proofing of procurement processes so that they can deliver projects that enable the delivery of net zero. The paper includes sections on policy and legislation, contracts and supply chain, whole life carbon costing and the role of leadership, behaviours and culture.
The guest speaker will share some international examples and current projects that address carbon procurement requirements.
This event is open to all employees from our Partner organisations and CIHT members.
Mike O’Dowd-Jones is Strategic Commissioner for Highways and Transport Services at Somerset County Council. He has more than 32 years of experience in public sector services focusing on long-term strategic planning, policy development, regeneration, and growth.
Mike is a Member of CIHT, Member of the South West Regional Committee, Council Member and Member of the Learned Society & Technical Strategic Board. He is also the Chair of the task and finish group.
David Ogden is Executive Director for Asset and Maintenance at Colas Ltd. For over 20 years, David has successfully delivered divisional and national accountabilities in operational, commercial, procurement, and financial disciplines within the Construction, Utilities, and Highways sectors. His responsibility in the company lies within the regional contracting activities in highways and aviation across the UK.
David is a Fellow of CIHT, Council Member, Member of the Learned Society & Technical Strategic Board and is co-Char of the task and finish group.
Stefan Uppenberg, Expert Carbon Management, WSP Sweden
Stefan has worked as a Expert in Carbon Management in civil construction at WSP in Sweden for 12 years. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working with life cycle carbon mitigation in infrastructure projects and national and international research and development projects, e.g. through developing procurement requirements for the Swedish Procurement Agency and developing carbon calculation tools and procurement requirements for the Swedish Transport Administration.
He will present on: Carbon procurement requirements in infrastructure projects – An overview of international examples based on the research study Impres, and an update on the recent development and best practice in the sector in Sweden.
Dilara Nur Keskin PhD Researcher - Sustainability Consultant, BREEAM AP, LEED AP ND, WELL AP
Dilara is currently pursuing her PhD in the Built Environment department at the University of Greenwich where her research is centred on the Life Cycle Assessment of buildings.
In addition to her academic work, Dilara has over seven years of experience in Sustainability Consultancy and is an Accredited Professional in LEED, BREEAM, and WELL certifications. She is passionate about bridging the gap between academia and industry to develop more sustainable solutions.
Dilara’s presentation delves into how life cycle assessments (LCAs) inform procurement decisions, highlighting areas where choices can significantly influence the overall carbon footprint. It will emphasize the importance of sustainable material sourcing and the lasting environmental effects of operational and maintenance decisions. By integrating these insights into procurement processes, stakeholders can take a leading role in sculpting a sustainable future. This presentation will underline the correlation between informed procurement decisions and long-term carbon savings, emphasizing the importance of choosing materials and strategies.
For CIHT Members, if you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the CIHT Technical Team on +44 (0)20 7336 1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For CIHT Partner employees, if you have any questions regarding the content or registration for this event, please contact email@example.com
If you have any difficulties with joining the event virtually on the day, please contact the CIHT Conferences & Events Team on +44 (0)20 7336 1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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