Nic Seal and Mark Thompson attended the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) conference earlier this week.
This was the International Inspiring Construction, at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London.
The conference focussed on the opportunities for UK construction companies with over 300 senior level industry delegates in attendance, drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines working within the built environment.
A CIOB programme entitled 'Building Tomorrow', introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and produced in partnership with ITN Productions, was launched at the conference featuring key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations.
Building Tomorrow features a 5 minute report on Japanese knotweed and, in particular, how Environet can assist with removing the destructive plant, reported to be costing £165 million a year, from development land. The documentary features a landowner in Surrey, Nigel Sturgess, who has been spraying his land with herbicide over a 4 year period, without success. Environmental consultant Mark Stephenson from SLR Consulting explains the benefits of Environet’s patented Xtract™ method. Nic Seal of Environet discusses how the innovative machine separates the root system from the soil allowing the clean soil to be returned to site offering a much more cost-effective and eco-friendly solution. This approach includes a 10 year insurance backed guarantee underwritten at Lloyd’s. Nic advocates, "In comparison to dig & dump you are probably looking at about a quarter of the price compared with taking vast quantities of soil to landfill."
Please click here to view our segment.
Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of CIOB comments “Building Tomorrow showcases the tremendous talent of everybody involved in construction as we all have a part to play in actually having a vibrant and valuable industry that makes a difference to our way of life.”
We have just launched the third version of our Xtract™ machine which includes further enhancements such as the addition of caterpillar tracks for better manoeuvrability on site, plus its own power pack consisting of an in built diesel engine and hydraulic operation of conveyors and screening parts.
If you have issues with Japanese knotweed on commercial or development land please get in touch today on 01932 868 700.