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PAS 2080: shaping the future of infrastructure sustainability

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15 May 2024
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Overview

Organised by ICE UAE in partnership with IStructE and Mott MacDonald, this dynamic event focused on unpacking the transformative power of PAS 2080, a pivotal global standard poised to revolutionise infrastructure sustainability.

The intricate framework of PAS 2080 was thoroughly explored, highlighting its design to navigate the complexities of managing infrastructure carbon emissions. Led by esteemed speakers, the event provided profound insights into the nuanced strategies driving sustainable infrastructure development.

The agenda included an array of engaging sessions, featuring thought-provoking presentations, interactive panel discussions, and insightful Q&A sessions.

From exploring the comprehensive scope of PAS 2080 to deciphering its implications for stakeholders across the infrastructure spectrum, the event equipped participants with a deeper understanding of the critical role sustainability plays in shaping the future of infrastructure projects.

This event offered an immersive experience tailored to inspire, educate, and empower.

Speakers

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.

Mark Crouch

Mark Crouch

Mott MacDonald

global decarbonisation discipline lead

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Mark Crouch

Mark Crouch is Mott MacDonald’s Global Decarbonisation Discipline Lead and an MSc qualified carbon management and sustainability leader with over 18 years’ experience. Mark has led Mott MacDonald’s PAS2080 verification process since 2018, where on an annual basis the global business is independently verified for conformity with the specification, with the business being one of the first organisations to be verified using the major 2023 update. Mark has also led PAS2080 implementation and assessment projects for a range of clients internationally and brings experience from leading greenhouse gas assessments on major and high-profile projects and programmes. 

Eng. Ahmad AbuYousef

Eng. Ahmad AbuYousef

Sustainable Water Solutions (SWS)

Sustainability Specialist

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Eng. Ahmad AbuYousef

Eng. Ahmad AbuYousef CEng is a sustainability specialist at Sustainable Water Solutions (SWS) and responsible for companywide sustainability matters related to energy optimisation, GHG emissions, water use and waste management. In his previous role at SWS as a project manager in the Engineering Division he was involved in the SWS PAS2080 journey from the start. His background is in mechanical engineering, and he has 18 years of experience in large scale wet infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi with SWS and Parsons International.

Dr Titia de Mes

Dr Titia de Mes

Sustainable Water Solutions (SWS)

Sustainability Manager

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Dr Titia de Mes

Dr. Titia de Mes is the sustainability manager at Sustainable Water Solutions Company (SWS) and is responsible for driving SWS’s implementation of sustainable and long-term solutions that will aid the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable and circular economy. She has been actively involved in ensuring PAS2080 compliancy and execution within the company.

Previously she worked with Stantec, Arcadis and WS Atkins in the UAE and Royal HaskoningDHV and Lettinga Associates Foundation based out of the Netherlands but involved in many projects abroad. She is an environmental engineer with over 25 years’ experience holds a PhD focusing on the removal of micropollutants from the Dutch Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

 Diego Padilla-Philipps

Diego Padilla-Philipps

WSP

Director-Decarbonisation and Innovation for Building Structures

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Diego Padilla-Philipps

As a decarbonisation lead Diego works towards creating zero carbon buildings to address the climate emergency. Over the last 4 years Diego has led the creation of WSP’s Structures decarbonisation roadmap and delivered on its commitment. He has driven transformational change across eleven regions and upskilled more than 300 engineers who lead over 500 projects every year.

Diego’s current focus is on digital innovation, harvesting the power of AI to create tools and processes that help engineers, designers and clients to create better buildings. As a structural engineer his experience varies from tall building design to complex basements, from office refurbishments to luxury hotels. He was the lead engineer for the design and delivery of 22 Bishopsgate in London.