Nicholas Pearson Associates

Sustainability Assessments /

The Civil Engineering and Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme (CEEQUAL) is widely used by civil engineering clients, designers and contractors, and is applicable to all civil engineering or public realm projects such as transport networks, airports, coastal and riverine works, power stations, waste treatment works, and business and retail parks in the UK.

CEEQUAL aims to improve sustainability and encourages the achievement of environmental excellence in civil engineering by assessing all stages of project specification, design and construction across 12 weighted areas of environmental and social concern, including areas such as ecology, landscape, waste management, energy, and community relations, with differences between projects taken into account at the beginning of each assessment. CEEQUAL awards can apply to the whole project or to specific stages of the project such as its design, or its construction, and are awarded when the minimum legal and environmental criteria are exceeded and where distinctive environmental standards of performance are achieved.