Environment

This page provides details of CECA’s activities in relation to environmental issues in the civil engineering sector. CECA works hard to bring key environmental information to its members and encourages them to develop environmental policies that are realistic, deliverable, and in harmony with the UK’s climate change commitments to reduce up to 24 million tonnes of carbon and thus save the UK £1.46 billion a year by 2050.
CECA works closely with a range of industry stakeholders including:

  • Build UK
  • CIRIA
  • Environment Agency
  • Defra
  • Construction Products Association
  • Construction Plant-hire Association

CECA members are provided with CECA’s Corporate Responsibility Toolkit free of charge on request, to help firms meet demand from clients that they address the CR agenda.

CECA actively contributed to the development of the Government’s Sustainable Construction Strategy, ensuring that it reflected the needs of the industry. CECA has also responded to industry requirements for construction-related guidance on waste management, specifically the Waste Classification and Permitting in Construction guide. CECA have also been involved in the production of the CIRIA Asbestos in Soils Handbook.

Further publications are available to CECA members via the members’ area.

For more information, e-mail CECA’s Civil Engineering Director Peter Crosland at petercrosland@ceca.co.uk

CECA: Get HS2 Done To Level Up UK and Unleash Growth

Civils contractors today leant their backing to calls for the UK Government to ‘get HS2 done’ in order to kick-start the infrastructure revolution the British economy needs. Commenting, Director of External Affairs for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “HS2 is vital to this country’s future, and must act as a springboard

Looking Ahead To The Second Roads Investment Strategy

CECA is anticipating that the second Roads Investment Strategy will be published in the coming weeks, confirming Government’s plans for £25.3bn investment in our strategic roads between 2020-25. Ongoing commitment to five-year cycles for roads spending is welcomed by industry, as they provide much greater project certainty, giving industry the confidence it needs to prepare

Government To Re-Open Beeching Lines

The new Conservative Government has committed to restoring many of the closed Beeching lines reconnecting those small towns that have suffered permanent disadvantage since they were removed from the rail network in the 1960s. In the last few weeks, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has allocated £500m to reopen former train lines and