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Source of tools

Name of the tool
CEEQUAL - The Civil Engineering Environmental Quality and Assessment Scheme

Where is tool available from
The manual and a further excel spreadsheet to match each of the Awards(They are available separately to Award applicants. They can be used to record the scores awarded and automatically calculate the percentage scores) are available from:
CEEQUAL Ltd c/o Crane Environmental Ltd, 12 Cranes Drive, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 8AL
Tel 020 8399 4389, Fax 020 8390 9368

When was the tool produced
The manual – version 2 – was published November 2003.
(The scheme was launched in 2003). It is anticipated that there will be a further revision before the end of the development phase in May 2004. Thereafter new versions are anticipated at approximately annual intervals.

Is support provided

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin
Organisation and author/s that produced the tool:
CEEQUAL Ltd – run by Crane Environmental Ltd.

Organisation/s funded development of the tool:
The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions were the project sponsors prior to May 2001 and since that date the sponsors were the Department of Trade & Industry.

Organisations/ departments were involved in the design/development of the tool:
The development of CEEQUAL has been undertaken by a team led by the Institution of Civil Engineers, with financial support from the ‘Partners in Innovation’ scheme first operated by DETR and now operated by DTI. The development project has been managed by Crane Environmental Ltd, and has received active support and participation of relevant Government Departments and Agencies, professional and industry associations, and leaving civil engineering consultants and contractors. The organisations contributing resources to the project in cash or in kind are Project Partners, many of whom will retain part-ownership of the scheme now it has reached the operation phase through CEEQUAL Ltd. The development of the scheme began in September 2000 with a Feasibility Study, for delivery of a scheme framework and business plan by April 2002.

The Development and Implementation phase of the project started in May 2002, and has seen the scheme through further trials and the first set of Assessments undertaken in the Spring and Summer of 2003 using Version 1 of the scheme. These first eight awards were presented in June and September.

In the development of CEEQUAL, account has been taken of the substantial body of current research and experience relating to sustainable construction, including the successful Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).

CEEQUAL is being promoted by ICE, BRE, CIRIA and a group of committed industry organisations. The participating organisation were (Project Partners are indicated by an asterisk):
• Association of Consulting Engineers *
• Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (project sponsors prior to May 2001)
• Department of Trade & Industry (current project sponsors
• Anglian Water
• English Nature
• Arup*
• Edmund Nuttall Limited
• Atkins Environmental*
• Environment Agency
• Faber Maunsell*
• Babtie*
• Government Construction Client’s Panel
• BRE*
• Highways Agency
• British Waterways*
• Institution of Civil Engineers*
• Buro Happold*
• KBR*
• Carillion Construction
• King Environmental*
• Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management*
• Laing
• Casella Stanger*
• M4i Sustainability Group
• Ministry of Defence
• Civil Engineering Contractors Association*
• Morrison Construction
• Confederation of Construction Clients
• NI Assembly
• Cornwall County Council*
• Network Rail (previously Railtrack)
• Costain*
• Northern Ireland Construction Service*
• Crane Environmental*
• Scottish Environment Protection Agency
• Channel Tunnel Rail Link
• Taylor Woodrow*
• Dean & Dyball Construction Ltd
• Temple Environmental*
• Department of the Environment (NI)
• TRL*
• WSP Environmental*
For the time being CEEQUAL is a scheme operated by and for the UK construction industry. However, they have not ruled out the future possibility of expanding the scheme to international and/or country-specific versions of CEEQUAL.

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
Not specified

Cost of the full tool
Not specified