Making carbon net zero as common nature as health and safety with Ruth Jeffs from Waterman Group


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The latest episode of The Engineers Collective looks at the regional challenge of delivering carbon net zero at a regional level and how the mindset of engineers needs to change in order to meet government targets. Joining NCE editor Claire Smith and reporter Catherine Kennedy special guest Waterman regional director for the Midlands Ruth Jeffs talks about what she has learned about carbon net zero through her day to day job, as well as her role as an Association of Consultancy and Engineering Board Director. Ruth has also been chair of the Association of Consultancy and Engineering Midlands group since 2017, which has given her real insight into the regional implications of carbon net zero and how what works for one region doesn’t always fit another. Ruth talks about the new skills that civil engineers will need to address the challenges and how we need to get to the point where carbon net zero – as well as waste net zero and water net zero – needs to become as common nature in construction as health and safety is. The carbon net zero discussion follows on from a news update with Claire, Catherine and NCE’s head of content and engagement Rob Horgan, which also has an environmental slant with talk about the impact environmental considerations is having on planning for major projects. The team also look ahead to what might come out of the 3 March Budget and what the long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan might hold in store for the industry. The Engineers Collective is powered by Bentley Systems. Around the world, engineers and architects, constructors and owner-operators are using Bentley’s software solutions to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance for transportation infrastructure that sustains our economy and our environment. Together, we are advancing infrastructure.

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