Air Quality Assessment – Construction
Demolition, remediation, site preparation and construction are phases that are easily overlooked during a development programme, as they generally represent a fraction of a scheme’s lifecycle. However, if the potential effects on air quality of these phases are not effectively assessed and mitigated, then they can cause highly significant local effects. For the majority of construction projects, emissions of dust are the greatest concern in terms of air quality impacts.
Emissions of toxic gasses, vapours and fine particulate matter can also be significant, particularly on contaminated, brownfield sites. Consideration of construction phase effects is also a requirement of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations. It is therefore often necessary to assess, model, predict and/or monitor emissions to the atmosphere during the phases of a development project before it is occupied and becomes operational. In addition to the models and assessment tools used for industrial and vehicular emissions, Phlorum Limited has the capability to provide these additional air quality assessment services for a wide range of development projects.