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31 July 2017
By Abby Crisostomo

Engagement is a two-way street: Strategies for utilities to help people help the environment

Last month, I presented at the International Water Association's Efficient Water 2017 conference. The quality of the content and people at the conference was incredibly high, better than many other events I've attended recently. A large part of this is due to the fact that the water sector is moving beyond the engineering details of pipe, pumps and membranes and into the reality of the role of people in sustainable water management. There were conversations on policy and regulations, development, behaviour change, customer engagement, demographics, incentives and market mechanisms, retrofits, strategic planning, university collaboration, home visits, apps for data sharing, certification, taxes, real estate transactions—and that only covers the sessions I was able to attend! Read more…

17 July 2017
By Kirsten Henson

Can Concrete and Steel Ever be Carbon Neutral?

I was fortunate to be asked to present at the IStructE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference: Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation on the 13th July. There were two distinct highlights of the day for me: Keith Clarke’s humorous and informative key note speech which encouraged participants to consider equality and the rapidly growing ‘middle-class’ when considering climate change, and the final Q&A panel session which heralded many interesting questions from the audience. Read more…

19 June 2017
By Kingsley Owusu-Ware, Design Engineer Construct Work Placement Student

A week in the life: KLH hosts DEC work placement student

Through our work with Balfour Beatty and Places for People on the East Wick & Sweetwater project, KLH took on a work placement student as part of the London Legacy Development Corporation’s partnership with the Design Engineer Construct Programme. Kingsley Owusu-Ware is interested in civil engineering, has experience with CAD and BIM and is looking to join apprenticeship programmes. He spent a week with KLH working on a number of different projects. He shares his experience here, and we’re happy to report it seems he enjoyed his time with us as much as we enjoyed having him with us! Read more…

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