The ICE is about to complete the latest series of oral hearings for the next State of the Nation report into low carbon infrastructure.
The inquiry-style sessions are an opportunity for the project steering group to gather more in-depth evidence from industry representatives, the outcome of which will make up the evidence base for the final report and its recommendations.
Leading organisations such as BT, Transport for London, EDF Energy, the Concrete Centre and the Renewable Energy Association have all presented oral evidence.
ICE head of policy Andrew Crudgington said: “It has been great to see such a good response from the industry with over 50 written submissions received over the past few months, and 15 verbal sittings.
“We are gathering valuable knowledge from leading industry figures on the challenge of delivering low carbon infrastructure“
“We are gathering valuable knowledge from leading industry figures on the challenge of delivering low carbon infrastructure. Their opinions and expertise will not only influence our recommendations but also build the credibility of the final report.”
Significant new infrastructure is being built in the UK and the way it is planned, constructed and maintained will have a direct impact on carbon emission levels for now and for many years into the future.
The State of the Nation Low Carbon Infrastructure Report will examine what changes are required in engineering practice as well as at a policy level, to deliver infrastructure solutions for a low carbon economy. The end report will outline a low carbon vision for the future as well as a 40 year priority plan for action.
This round of oral hearings follows on from the success of the first inquiry-style Stateof Nation Report, Defending Critical Infrastructure, which attracted similarly high levels of input. That report was published this week.