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Environmental Construction Management

Preservation and conservation of Australia’s biodiversity and environment and the protection of human health and ecological integrity are crucial components of large scale development and construction projects.

Challenges presented by construction and development activities may include: 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.

Landserv has extensive experience in developing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) and Project Environmental Management Plans (PEMPs). These plans describe how impacts to the environment arising from the construction works will be managed to ensure that all environmental aspects for the design and construction phase of the project (or works) are addressed.  The appropriate management of these issues can eliminate the potential for significant adverse impacts, to project budgets and outcomes, the environment and human health.

The plans are developed within the framework of AS/NZS ISO 14001: ‘Environmental management systems – Requirements’ and consider any contractual requirements for an Environmental Management System and an Integrated Management System.

Related services by Landserv include:

  • Environment in Design
  • Sustainable Assessments in Construction
  • Monitoring Programs including performance auditing and retraining
  • Training staff to understand environmental responsibilities and equipping them with the tools and skills to ensure environmental compliance
  • Emergency Response
  • EMP Implementation


Selected Project Experience

Preparation of a Soil Management Plan (SMP)

Landserv was engaged to prepare a SMP for the construction phase of a new hospital in Victoria. The SMP was required to ensure the health and safety of construction workers during 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 the construction works, that human health and the environment were protected and that all works complied with relevant statutory and legislative requirements.