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CL:AIRE has released the Technology and Research Group (TRG) Annual Report for 2020.

It contains the following parts - of particular note is Appendix 1 which describes the breadth of CL:AIRE's activities undertaken during the year:

  • Background to CL:AIRE and the TRG
  • 2020 Annual Report
  • Appendix 1 – CL:AIRE activities in 2020
  • Appendix 2 – TRG Member Biographies
  • Appendix 3 – Status of CL:AIRE Technology Demonstration Projects and Research
  • Appendix 4 – CL:AIRE Resources (publications, online training and eLearning)

CL:AIRE’s TRG provides strategic review, support and steering functions for CL:AIRE’s activities.

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 In addition, the CL:AIRE TRG continues to work alongside its Early Career Professionals (ECPs), who have recently been joined by Dan Simons, Soilfix and Leigh Ward, Atkins (short biographies are provided below): 

  • Oliver Gernon – Arup
  • Amy Juden – EPG Ltd
  • Emily Reynolds – Mott MacDonald
  • Dan Simons – Soilfix
  • Leigh Ward – Atkins

Dan Simons, Soilfix
Dan is an Assistant Project Manager at Soilfix and a Chartered Environmental Surveyor with the RICS. He has over 9 years experience in planning and environmental consultancy, contaminated land / site investigation and EIA, initially working as an environmental scientist, before moving into Project Management.

In his current role with Soilfix, he is responsible for managing the operational and technical delivery of remediation projects including the preparation of factual and interpretative reports such as Remediation Method Statements and Material Management Plans. Dan has specialist skills in topographical surveying, 3D digital terrain modelling and volumetric analysis.

Leigh Ward, Atkins
Leigh is a Senior Environmental Consultant and Chartered Scientist at Atkins in the Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology practice. She has over 8 years of experience in contaminated land assessment and remediation with specialism in former gasworks sites and gasholder demolition and infilling works.

Leigh brings brownfield sites back into beneficial use through de-constraining, characterisation, remediation and demolition as an environmental consultant, project manager, and previously as client through secondment. She engages project stakeholders and has presented to CLOs at a regional level about the gasholder demolition and sludge treatment process on behalf of the client. More recently, Leigh has led the design and management of remediation and expanded her project experience into multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects for site assessment and earthworks design, including authoring Material Management Plans.