There are three key areas of activity for CL:AIRE:
CL:AIRE works with industry, through its membership to identify, common problems in the field of sustainable land management. Using its extensive experience of developing industry-led initiatives, it works with highly respected experts and government to develop solutions which are tested and critiqued by our Members to ensure they are fit for purpose.
CL:AIRE has a strong track record of carrying out industry relevant research projects, the findings of which are often used for the benefit of industry or fed into our initiatives.
CL:AIRE provides technical secretariat services for a number of industry wide programmes such as the Land Forum and the Contaminated Land Expert Panel.
CL:AIRE has two types of Members: Supporters and Principal Members and CL:AIRE supports its members in a range of ways.
Our regular eAlerts keep them up-to-date with industry relevant news and events but also on the development of our industry initiatives.
Our Principal Members are given the opportunity to become directly involved in our industry-led initiatives by joining our working groups. Bringing the industry together is a core part of our membership scheme and we achieve this through regular informal networking events but also by using online social media discussion groups.
We help promote the good work and success of our members through these channels and we provide a webinar platform for members who have interesting projects or news they wish to share with the CL:AIRE Network.
CL:AIRE also has many University Members and works with them to raise the profile of the industry to the next generation of experts.
Since the beginning, CL:AIRE has always had a heavy focus on sharing knowledge throughout industry. We continue to perform this role in a number of ways including the development of the online Water & Land Library (WALL) which has become the primary and ever growing location for relevant industry guidance and support material.
CL:AIRE runs traditional classroom and online training events and courses. We develop guidance documents and materials to benchmark industry standards. We work with a number of international organisations to increase the reach of our output and the CL:AIRE network.
CL:AIRE consists of a small team of professionals who carry out its daily activities, supported by a Board of Trustees and an advisory group – the Technology and Research Group (TRG). The TRG takes a key role in CL:AIRE’s work, supporting CL:AIRE on issues associated with technology development, and providing guidance on issues relating to sustainable land reuse.
CL:AIRE is a registered charity (No. 1075611) and an environmental body registered with ENTRUST (Entrust No. 119820). We are also an incorporated company, limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (reg no. 3740059).
CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new Technical Bulletin TB16: Complete Continuous Monitoring in Underfloor Voids is now available to download here>>>>>>.
Post construction monitoring of passively ventilated underfloor voids is not routinely required. The design and performance of passive venting systems for ground gas follows well established principles and has been proven to be effective over the past twenty five years.
There are however occasions when there is value in carrying out monitoring of underfloor voids to help provide a more robust assessment of the risk posed by ground gas on a site. In such cases this bulletin explains a best practice approach using complete continuous monitoring. Complete continuous monitoring refers to the complete data set required to assess the performance of ventilated voids. The data includes gas concentrations in the void, and meteorological data that is obtained each time a gas reading is taken. Note that this is different to the complete continuous monitoring data in boreholes, which also requires the continuous measurement of borehole flow rates.
By collecting meteorological data alongside the gas concentrations in the void, the design calculations can be verified.
It has been written by Steve Wilson - EPG Ltd, Fiachra Collins - AmbiSense and Leo Phillips - enitial.
Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) is a respected independent not-for-profit organisation established in 1999 to stimulate the regeneration of contaminated land in the UK by raising awareness of, and confidence in, practical and sustainable remediation technologies.
Since 1999, CL:AIRE has grown into an organisation that does more than just demonstrate remediation technologies “in real environments”. The early years were very much focussed on land contamination and the processes and techniques in site characterisation, remediation and monitoring/verification. As the remediation industry has matured, CL:AIRE’s activities have broadened into many areas of sustainable land reuse. CL:AIRE supports a number of industry initiatives, for example, sustainable remediation and asbestos in soil, and has helped to develop more efficient regulation initiatives, such as the Definition of Waste Code of Practice for development projects and the emerging National Quality Mark Scheme. CL:AIRE’s position in the industry makes it ideally placed to identify and help manage the challenges ahead.
CL:AIRE works with a dedicated team of professionals, the main technical personnel within CL:AIRE are:
Nicola Harries - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Sweeney - email@example.com
Nick Willenbrock - firstname.lastname@example.org
All queries should be raised through the Help Desk where dedicated managers are available to answer your questions & queries.
British Geological Survey (BGS) is hosting three Geoscience and Brownfields Workshops — using science to manage England's sub-surface in February 2018 in London, Leeds and Birmingham in conjuction with contaminated land regional fora. If you are interested in attending or would like to find out more about the workshops, please visit: http://www.bgs.ac.uk/