Environmental projects are an important growth area of the 21st century. The waste and destruction of our countryside and oceans is evident, and it is time that we used our knowledge to solve this problem.
Our team has been involved in various environmental projects over the last 17 years. During that time, we have seen great transformations due to technology. We have also been witness to the implications of projects which were not properly thought through, especially by teams who transferred from other industries following the 2008 recession.
We have experience in:
- Waste to Energy
- Waste to Diesel
- Diesel Emissions
Environmental projects are very different from construction projects; there are far greater implications and risks that apply to the client, falling outside the physical boundary of the site. They involve interfacing between services, environmental and civil engineering, each requiring a different skillset.
Each of these systems encompasses only part of the project, never all of it and there are other considerations such as power, water tables, infrastructure, planning consents, prevailing winds, security, water-courses and artesian bases to name a few. These need to be understood on a project-by-project level and accounted for in each case to enable an accurate financial forecast of the viability of the scheme.
These schemes carry more risk than the normal Construction project, but they generate more wealth as well, so it is crucial that the client has a specialist team that can ensure that all aspects of the project are covered and that the client is fully protected.
The best protection for a client is to ensure that nothing goes wrong during the project. No amount of redress through the courts can ever match that. To achieve this, it is important that the consultants can see the blank space on the drawings and understand exactly what is missing, what is needed and the implications of that. To achieve that one needs to know what should be there in the first place.