In the rail session, RSK’s Pete Whipp, associate director of EIA, talked of harnessing everyday technology such as smartphones, tablets and the Internet for collecting, managing and using environmental data on major infrastructure projects. He illustrated best practice in this field through RSK’s involvement in consents, environmental management and communication on the East West Rail Phase 1 project, the Bicester to Oxford collaboration between Chiltern Railways, Network Rail and the Carillion–Buckingham Group joint venture.
In the aviation session, RSK director Brian Lewis talked about carbon footprinting for airports and illustrated best practice with RSK’s work for Gatwick Airport.
Looking ahead at likely trends in transport infrastructure and services in England, many of the speakers focused on the Northern Powerhouse, the emerging new authority Transport for the North and the need for transformational change in connectivity between major cities, ports and employment areas across northern England. These will bring many new opportunities for RSK to provide wide-ranging services to the transport sector and on associated transport-led regeneration projects.
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