Government policy in Wales is moving at pace towards a “net zero” future and this is no more apparent than in the area of transportation with roads projects being “paused” or cancelled as we await the outcome of the Welsh Government’s “Roads Review”. Either way it is likely to lead to more change (and potentially in England and Scotland too) with investment streams being redirected to lower carbon transport solutions especially around rail, bus travel, active travel and investment in our existing assets. The recent Partnership Agreement between Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru is also placing great emphasis on social housing, renewable energy projects, water quality and supply, biodiversity and flood risk management. The report Decarbonising Our Infrastructure (Datgarboneiddio Ein Seilwaith) produced by CECA Wales following our conference with the Association of Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the County Surveyors Society (CSS) already gives us an action plan to take forward changes across our sector.

In 2022 our aim is to support construction clients to reduce the carbon footprint of infrastructure projects across Wales by working with the Welsh Construction Forum and other partners to implement the CECA Wales Action Plan based on our 2021 Decarbonising Our Infrastructure  report. This will involve 4 key themes:

  1. Justification – ensuring that carbon performance is embedded in investment justification models
  2. Procurement – ensuring that procurement processes reflect carbon performance
  3. Materials and technology – ensuring that the choice of materials and technologies reflects carbon performance
  4. Business Development – supporting businesses towards a zero carbon future

We’ll also be supporting members to decarbonise their operations by

  1. Providing guidance on ways to reduce their carbon footprint
  2. Improving their understanding of carbon management planning for SMEs


CECA Wales Annual Dinner and Awards 2023
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We hosted the CECA Wales Annual Dinner and Awards 2023 on Friday 3rd November at the Cardiff Hilton and it turned out to be a great occasion and an opportunity for members and guests to get together to enjoy good company, good food and maybe a drink or two! Here’s a few photos of our…

Annual CECA Wales Golf Tournament 2023
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All good things come to those who wait! And so it was at the Annual CECA Wales Golf Tournament 2023 held at Machynys Peninsula Golf Club on 10th October 2023. The original plan to hold the tournament on 20th September was well and truly scuppered as Storm Lee took charge and deluged the course just…

CECA Wales Joint Annual Conference 2023
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Annual Conference time – CECA Wales, ACE Wales and CSS Cymru We hosted our joint annual conference on 14th July 2023 with the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) Wales and the County Surveyors Society (CSS) Cymru. The Conference is an important part of our calendar and it’s always a great opportunity for public and private…