Carbon Management in Infrastructure: What does PAS 2080 mean for our Industry, London

5 May, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Carbon Management in Infrastructure: What does PAS 2080 mean for our Industry, London

About this event

PAS 2080: Carbon Management in Infrastructure is the world’s first standard for managing infrastructure carbon. Sponsored by the Green Construction Board’s Infrastructure Working Group, PAS 2080 aims to bring a joined up approach to the way industry evaluates and manages whole life carbon emissions and deliver reduced carbon, reduced cost solutions.

The HM Treasury Infrastructure Carbon Review of 2013 identified a causal link between carbon reduction and cost reduction in infrastructure delivery. One of the review’s specific recommendations was to create a new publically available specification (PAS) to overcome disconnects in the value chain and embed effective whole life carbon management approaches. Publication of PAS 2080 provides a common process to encourage the right behaviours and approaches from clients, constructors, designers and product suppliers to deliver reduced carbon, reduced cost infrastructure.

This evening lecture will explain the context of carbon management in infrastructure and highlight the potential for PAS 2080 as an industry game changer. Our speakers will discuss the challenges of adopting the standard, including the need to overcome attitudes to innovation, the need to adhere to technical norms and how to embed new and novel solutions from a technical perspective. The presentations will include specific focus on challenges around production and supply of concrete – one of the most substantial CO2 emitters.

Read a blog explaining the PAS 2080 launch and what it means to industry: Cut Carbon to Cut Costs. Get a free electronic version of the PAS.


18:00 - Registration
18:25 - Welcome from the Chair
18:30 - What does PAS 2080 mean for our industry?

The presentation will:

  • Explain the context of carbon management in infrastructure
  • Highlight the potential for PAS 2080 to be an industry game changer
  • Present real examples and models for its application
  • Explore the challenge of achieving fast uptake by infrastructure organisations

David Riley, Carbon Manager at Anglian Water and member of the PAS 2080 technical author team

19:00 - Potential impacts of PAS 2080 publication on the product supply sector

The presentation will cover:

  • The need for innovation in order to achieve carbon and cost reduction
  • How product supply represents a key part of achieving reduction across the value chain
  • How PAS 2080 can encourage innovation on the example of concrete, one of the most substantial CO2 emitters

Dr Martin Liska, Research & Development Manager, David Ball Group

19:30 - Questions and answers
19:55 - Summation from the Chair
20:00 - Close of lecture


Judith Sykes (Chair)

Judith is a civil engineer experienced in infrastructure projects both in the UK and overseas, with a particular emphasis on sustainable development. Her projects include the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, Heathrow Terminal 5, the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic. Most recently she has been advising HS2.

Recognised for her insightful and collaborative approach to urban development, Judith has worked with government organisations, major developer clients and asset owners, and has particular expertise in city and urban resilience, sustainable infrastructure design and asset management.

She is a Director of Expedition Engineering where she leads the infrastructure master planning team and is a Co-Founder of sister organisation Useful Simple Projects.

David Riley

David Riley is the carbon manager at Anglian Water, responsible for developing and implementing carbon mitigation strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK. He also chairs the Water UK Carbon Working Group and is a member of the Green Construction Board Infrastructure Working Group.

David graduated from the University of Bath with an MSc in Integrated Environmental Management. Having worked in both finance and the manufacturing sectors, David joined the water industry in 2000 focusing on both energy and carbon management.

Dr Martin Liska

Martin’s career in cement technology started with his PhD at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he studied the fundamental properties of reactive magnesia cements. He then continued as a post doctoral Research Associate at the same institution, focusing on the use of a range of conventional and novel binders in geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications.

Martin joined David Ball Group as a Research and Development Manager in 2011. His primary role within the group is to develop further generations of existing products as well as new ones; addressing engineering performance, economics and sustainability criteria. He also provides technical support to our commercial department.

Martin is the author/co-author of 13 journal papers, 11 conference papers and 4 patents (lists available on request). He is a graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and both associate member and member of the Technical & Education Committee at the Institute of Concrete Technology.