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PAS 2080 Roadshow, South West: decarbonising infrastructure and sharing best practice

Event organised by ICE

02 July 2024
12:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
Chancellors’ Building, Level 2
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom
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PAS 2080:2023 is a globally applicable standard for managing carbon in buildings and infrastructure. The standard not only promotes reduced carbon but encourages increased value delivery, a culture of challenging convention as well as fostering other co-benefits such as climate resilience and nature-based solutions.

The ICE sponsors PAS 2080:2023 and has published an updated guidance document offering a range of case studies and examples. The South West Infrastructure Partnership is working with the ICE to host this event to raise awareness of PAS 2080 among its regional infrastructure community.

Join this roadshow in Bath to hear from ICE director general Dr Janet Young on the importance of PAS 2080. Dr Stephen Allen, senior professor and associate director at the University of Bath Institute for Sustainability will provide an introduction to the session and highlight key developments in carbon management. Mark Hansford, ICE director of engineering knowledge will also highlight the updates made in the latest PAS 2080, as well as the features and uses of the supporting guidance document.

The roadshow will hear examples of best practice case studies and success stories of projects that have aligned with PAS 2080 to enable carbon reduction compared to the ‘norm’. Chair of the ICE Carbon Champions panel, Lara Young will explain how these projects are being showcased through the ICE Carbon Champions programme. Plus, Jane Wight, ICE Carbon Champion will explain how Transport for London (TfL) is embedding PAS 2080 principles into the organisation and its projects.

The roadshow also incorporates time for discussion in smaller breakout groups to explore the common barriers to implementing PAS 2080 and highlight the solutions found by different stakeholders. The event will round off with feedback of the lessons and solutions shared in the breakout groups, before a final opportunity for networking. 

Information for delegates

Arrivals are expected from 11:45 to ensure a prompt start at 12:00 for a networking lunch before the main session starts at 12:45. 

Please travel to the venue by public transport where possible.

There is paid parking for visitors at East Car Park (closest to the Chancellors’ Building) and South Car Park. Blue Badge holders can park in disabled parking spaces free of charge. There is no on-street parking near the university. All roads have either double-yellow lines or resident parking permit regulations. 

The Chancellors' Building has level access with double-width automatic doors. There are lifts inside the building.


South West Infrastructure Partnership

South West Infrastructure Partnership

SWIP supports cross-sector collaboration in South West England to help bring a more joined up approach to regional infrastructure.


Chancellors’ Building, Level 2
University of Bath
Claverton Down
United Kingdom


11:45 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:45

Networking lunch

12:45 - 12:46

Welcome to the event by Miranda Housden

12:46 - 12:55

Welcome to the University of Bath by Dr Stephen Allen

12:55 - 13:00

Overview by Dr Janet Young

13:00 - 13:10

Introduction to PAS 2080:2023 by Mark Hansford

13:10 - 13:25

ICE Carbon Champions by Lara Young

13:25 - 13:40

Case study by Jane Wright

13:40 - 15:15

Breakout groups 1 & 2 (5-minute break in between)

15:15 - 15:45

Refreshment break

15:45 - 16:25

Feedback and final thoughts

16:25 - 16:30

Closing remarks by Dr Janet Young

16:30 - 17:00

Networking (optional)


Janet Young

Janet Young

Institution of Civil Engineers

director general and secretary

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Janet Young

Dr Janet Young joined the ICE as director general and secretary in January 2023.

She has extensive experience in the built environment sector, having most recently worked in the Cabinet Office where she was head of the Government Property Profession, leading the profession and driving the agenda for the property and estates function.

She has also been global director of estates for the British Council, director of estates for the Ministry of Justice, and head of asset management in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

She is a Major Projects Leadership Academy graduate of the Saïd Business School, and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Royal Engineers, and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Her PhD, Towards Zero Energy Buildings, looked at the challenges and solutions for low carbon and energy developments.

Dr Stephen Allen

Dr Stephen Allen

Institute for Sustainability at the University of Bath

associate director

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Dr Stephen Allen

Dr Stephen Allen is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath.  His research and teachings focus on measuring sustainability in design and engineering, particularly use of life cycle assessment (LCA) in the development of construction products. He joined the University of Bath in 2018, having previously worked as the scientific adviser on energy at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and as a senior consultant and then director of energy and environmental consultancies in industry. He is also a recipient of the George Stephenson Prize (IMechE, 2008) for LCA of wind power. 

Mark Hansford

Mark Hansford

Institution of Civil Engineers

director of engineering knowledge

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Mark Hansford

Mark is the director of Engineering Knowledge at ICE. He is also a civil engineer and Fellow of ICE, and throughout his 20-plus year career he has sought roles that have allowed him to work with others to both promote the profession and provide professional engineers with the information to help them become better engineers.

He has a MEng in Civil Engineering (First class) from the University of Birmingham and spent three years as a practicing engineer with consultant Atkins before joining New Civil Engineer in 2000, a title he edited for five years before joining the ICE in February 2020.

At his previous role with New Civil Engineer, he’s visited and written technical reports on some of the world’s most spectacular structures in including the Burj Khalifa, the Brenner Base Tunnel and Vladivostok’s Russky Island bridge.

He’s also reported from the scene of a host of international engineering disasters including a bridge collapse in northern Portugal, a tunnel fire in Baltimore and tsunami-struck Sri Lanka. And in 2003 he was the first construction reporter into Iraq following the second Gulf War.

 Lara Young

Lara Young

Cromwell Property Group

head of esg

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Lara Young

Lara joined Cromwell Property Group in January 2023 after working in the construction and engineering industry for over 10 years. As Head of ESG, she works on further developing Cromwell’s existing ESG framework and aligning the ESG strategy with the business’s overall strategic objectives.

Prior to joining Cromwell, Lara was the driving force behind establishing and implementing Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan, which set out a detailed 15-year plan to transition to a net-zero organisation by 2035. She was most recently shortlisted as 2023 Net-Zero and Energy leader of the year at the edie sustainability awards (winners to be announced in March) and was named 2022 Young Person of the Year by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Energy and Carbon Leader of the Year at the 2021 edie Awards. Lara has been the Chair of the Carbon Champion Review Panel since May 2021.

Miranda Housden

Miranda Housden

Institution of Civil Engineers

regional director South West

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Miranda Housden

As the South West director at the ICE, Miranda is responsible for raising the profile of civil engineering in the region, maintaining professional standards, encouraging a diverse future workforce and providing leadership and direction to the ICE South West team and more than 6,000 ICE members.

Prior to moving to the South West, she was the ICE Director for London and South East England, having previously been the London Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects. Miranda has produced a number of films including Engineering the London Underground, Engineering Plymouth and Engineering Happiness for which she was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers Garth Watson medal.

Alongside her ICE role, Miranda is Chief Executive Officer for the South West Infrastructure Partnership.