BAA pips Balfour Beatty for environmental award

British Airports Authority (BAA) romped home with an award for its waste management programme at Heathrow Terminal 5.The company fought of stiff competition from Birse Civils and Balfour Beatty to scoop the top honor at the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM).

The project also involved Laing O’Rourke, WSP and Ethos Recycling, all of which provided their own site waste management policies.

A CIWM spokesman told B&E online that BAA’s entry was exceptional.

He said: “It was a very structured entry in terms of addressing the criteria. Over 97% of the waste generated on the project was recycled or recovered. They used pre-fabrication and modulisation to reduce the waste generated, and a lot of its logistics were done using the just-in-time strategy, thus reducing storage on site and vehicle movements.”

The project was also commended for its material take back scheme, which included the opening of a market place where surplus materials were made available to the other subcontractors onsite.

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