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Technical Seminar - The Use of Sustainability Rating Schemes to Deliver Better Infrastructure Projects

Date, time & venue 
2016-09-23;6:30pm – 8:00pm;Construction Industry Council, Construction Industry Resource Centre, Seminar room 建造業資訊中心演講室 44 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay


Programme Highlight

Effective infrastructure is important to the prosperity of our nations and forms a backbone to the economy, facilitating and driving business. Today, key demands of infrastructure projects are lower capital and whole life costs, faster delivery and increased sustainability to meet current and future needs. Infrastructure must be developed and improved through major investment to deliver projects that are good value today yet meeting the needs of the future.


This seminar will look at the role of sustainability rating schemes in providing a robust and holistic framework which is used to support the development, management and long-term resilience of infrastructure megaprojects. It will investigate how these frameworks inform decision-making whilst being flexible to foster innovation. Lastly it will explore how rating schemes allow for comparison of performance across a sector in order to drive better practice, as well as offering a credible sustainability label.



Chris Broadbent, Managing Director – CEEQUAL Ltd


A Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, Chris has extensive experience in the provision and management of engineering and building services and training.


As Director for BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Infrastructure and Managing Director of CEEQUAL Ltd he leads BRE’s (Building Research Establishment) sustainability rating schemes for civil engineering and seeks to extend BRE’s overall reach into the civil engineering sector. In BREEAM he led the development and launch of an extension to the scope of the BREEAM standard to include infrastructure and civil engineering projects.


Prior experience includes setting up of the successful BRE Training to provide training and accreditation services for professionals working in energy, surveying, health and safety and sustainability. His activities in consultancy include risk issues including fire, flood, crime, security, natural hazards, risk management and liability.




Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 120 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email. For enquiries, please contact Ir Simon Ng at



CPD Certificate

CPD certificate will be issued to those who attend the seminar.


Remarks: (The talk will be conducted in English)

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