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Environmental Construction Management

Preservation and conservation of Australia’s biodiversity and environment and protection of human health and ecological integrity are crucial components of large scale development and construction projects. Challenges presented by construction and development activities such as: changes in land use, surface water and groundwater impacts, geotechnical and structural issues, dust and noise emissions, sediments and erosion, all highlight the importance of holistic and dynamic environmental management.

The appropriate management of these issues can eliminate the potential of significant adverse impacts, to project budgets and outcomes, the environment and human health.

The purpose of an Environmental Management Plan is to describe how impacts to the environment will be managed and to control the works and Temporary Works to ensure that all environmental aspects for the design and construction phase of the project are addressed.

Landserv has extensive experience in developing EMPs, training staff in environmental responsibilities, equipping project managers with tools and skills to ensure environmental compliance, emergency response and EMP implementation, and undertaking performance auditing and retraining.

Landserv also has experience in the development of Project Environmental Management Plans (PEMP) and have developed them within the framework of AS/NZS ISO 14001: ‘Environmental management systems – Requirements’ specific to the requirements of various contracts where the PEMPis part of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and forms part of an Integrated Management System (IMS). Related services by Landserv include:

  • Environment in Design
  • Sustainable Assessments in Construction
  • Monitoring Programs
  • Staff Training and Capacity Building

Selected Project Experience

Preparation of a Soil Management Plan

Landserv was engaged to prepare a SMP for construction phase works of a new hospital in Victoria. The SMP was required to ensure the health and safety of construction workers during construction works and site activities that included the excavation and movement of contaminated soils.

The primary objective of the SMP were to ensure that potential OHS&E impacts were mitigated and effectively managed during construction works, that human health and the environment were protected and that all works complied with relevant statutory and legislative requirements.