Senior Arboriculture Consultant joins Clear
Jason Humphreys joins Clear's growing Ecology division to take responsibility for tree surveys and related services.
Jason has a background in tree protection, tree assessment and local planning authority tree management and is looking forward to building up a successful tree consultancy element of the Ecology division.
Please use our online enquiry form or telephone the Derby office on 01332 387 650 to contact Jason for a quotation.
Clear celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
Clear is listed in the RIBA Chartered Practice Directory for 2013
The RIBA National Directory of Chartered Practices is the largest and most comprehensive of the RIBA titles. The content is designed to offer details of the leading manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and professional services. Clear Environmental Consultants Limited is listed on page 111 of the directory, focusing particularly on our Ecology division.
Clear Quality Management System is registered with ISO 9001:2008
In July 2012, Clear Environmental Consultants Limited received certification that our Quality Management System was registered with ISO 9001:2008.
ISO 9001:2008 is the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management, so this is a great achievement by all at Clear. Adopting ISO 9001:2008 clearly demonstrates our commitment to quality, continued improvement and customer satisfaction.
We internally audit our Quality Management System every month and receive external auditors annually to ensure we are compliant with the Standard and to continue our registration.
Clear Glasgow office moves to new premises
As a result of the continued success and growth of the business, Clear is re-locating its Glasgow office to larger premises. With effect from 3rd September 2012 we will be operating from 69 Buchanan Street in Glasgow and the main office contact details will be:
Clear Environmental Consultants Limited
69 Buchanan Street
Tel: 0141 314 3639
Fax 0141 314 3738
Clear 'Highly Commended' at New Civil Engineer 2012 Consultants Award
David De Rosa and John Malone attended this year's NCE 2012 Consultants Awards at Claridges Hotel, London where Clear Environmental Consultants received a Highly Commended 'award' in our category of Specialist Consultant of the Year.
We received a great write-up in the NCE Consultants File and we are proud to have received this recognition as part of the company's continued growth and success.
David De Rosa thanked all staff who contributed towards this commendation. "This is all great recognition for the company and everyone that works here, so well done to all of us."
This is the second year that Clear have been nominated to receive a NCE award, in 2011 we were finalists in the Small Consultancy of the Year category.
Ecology Division wins first UK Coal contract
Clear's Ecology division, headed by Oliver Ramm have won their first UK Coal contract since becoming framework consultants and look forward to building a long term working partnership.
Clear submits first Yorkshire Water DAP on framework
Clear have completed have completed and delivered Whitby DAP, the first one submitted by anyone under the Yorkshire Water framework, which was well received. Well done to all involved.
Ecology Team Continues to Grow in Size & Capability
Clear welcomes four new Ecologists and Assistant Ecologists to the growing ecology team based at our head office in Derby. We may also require further ecologists and assistants to help with our growing workload. Please send your C.V. to email@example.com if you wish to be considered.
Ecology survey season begins
Please contact the ecology team if you would like any advice or a quotation for any Ecological surveys on 01332 387650.
Clear Staff Learn The Grisly Past Of Their Derby Office
In early October, Clear's staff were invited by Vernon Gate Management to learn the dark history surrounding our Derby office. Staff were treated to a guided tour around the Vernon Gate area and visit to the Old Derby Gaol with famous historian Richard Felix.
Clear's Derby office is built on the grounds of the former County Gaol prison. Opened in 1827, the name changed to HM Prison Derby in 1886. And for more than 100 years, was home to generations of thieves, fraudsters and murderers. Crowds flocked from outlying villages; some even came by train to watch the victims being brought from the prison on to the scaffold for their execution. The more notorious the criminal, the bigger the crowd. At first executions took place in the middle of the road at the far end of Friar Gate and then in front of the Old County Gaol.
All that remains today of the former prison are its façade; hiding the offices within.
Please see the link below to spot some of Clear's staff enjoying getting spooked over Vernon Gate's dark and gruesome history.
Welsh Water DAP Specification Development
Clear has partnered with Halcrow to secure a new commission to develop Welsh Water’s DAP specification for AMP5. The new specification will be tailored towards the delivery of Sewerage Management Plans and risk-based assessments in line with SRM5. The project includes the completion of a sample hydraulic model and catchment assessments to trial the new specification.
Mott MacDonald-Bentley (MMB)
Clear has developed a successful partnership with MMB in Yorkshire Water to deliver hydraulic model assessments, model upgrades and model audits as part of their capital delivery programme to alleviate DG5 flooding. A large number of schemes are being developed with localised model upgrades and re-verification undertaken to provide models that are fit for purpose for solution design. This partnership includes the co-location of staff within Yorkshire Water offices to work alongside the design and construction teams.
Clear Wins 2-D ICM Flood Modelling Study
Clear has been appointed to undertake a significant flood modeling study for East Riding of Yorkshire Council to investigate major watercourse flooding in the west of Hull and Haltemprice. The study includes building a major InfoWorks ICM model that will integrate the watercourse system, sewerage system and overland flow paths. The model will be used to investigate the flooding event of 2007 and will be used to assist the options development and design for two proposed flood alleviation schemes.
Dormice Primary Survey Season
Dormice hibernate in winter and therefore the primary survey season is during the summer and autumn, by searching for dormouse nests in pre-placed nest tubes. Searches for hazelnuts opened by dormice can be carried out at any time of year, but are most effective in late autumn/ early winter when the nuts are still fresh. Please contact the ecology team if you would like any advice or a quotation for any dormouse work
Update from Clear’s Glasgow office
Clear’s Glasgow office continues to work closely with Mott MacDonald winning and delivering a wide variety of modelling studies. The team has recently grown again and we are pleased to announce that Ian Macadam has joined us from September.
Ecology Team Continues to Grow in Size & Capability
Clear welcomes Hazel Robson to the growing ecology team based at our head office in Derby. Hazel is an experienced ecologist with a particular interest in bat and dormouse ecology & conservation and we are pleased to add survey and mitigation design for dormice to the list of services we can offer.
Ecology Team Leader
Clear are delighted to announce their recent appointment of Oliver Ramm as Ecology Team Leader. Oliver is an experienced ecologist with a strong consulting background. He will be overseeing the day to day running of the ecology department, managing the strong, growing team and be the main contact for all ecology enquiries.
Oliver‘s key specialism‘s within the broad field of ecology include working with protected species, particularly bats, great crested newts, badgers, water voles and reptiles. He holds survey licences for several European Protected Species in England and Wales and has a wealth of experience in the development licensing process for such species. He also has habitat surveying background and is an experienced botanist.
Aside from the technical areas of ecology, Oliver‘s strengths are in communication, project management and getting the best out of a team. He is a strong believer in early engagement of ecologists on projects so that any mitigation required can, wherever possible be designed into the master planning process.
Increasing Workload leads to Derby Office Relocation
As a result of the continued success and growth of the business, Clear is re-locating its Derby Head Office to larger premises. With effect from 28th February 2011 we will be operating from 3 Wentworth House in Derby and the main office contact details will be:
Clear Environmental Consultants Limited
3 Wentworth House
Tel: 01332 387 650
Clear open Glasgow office to support Scottish Water collaboration
Clear in collaboration with Mott MacDonald have successfully won the Wastewater network Modelling Framework with Scottish Water. As a result we have appointed Iain McLachlan to lead Clear’s delivery team from a new base within Glasgow, delivering projects within the partnership.
Maintained success and delivery with Severn Trent Water Sewerage Management Plans
Following on from delivering a large programme of Drainage Area Plans in AMP4, Clear have successfully re-tendered the Sewerage Management Plan (SMP) Framework. Some of the project highlights include city wide assessments of Derby and Coventry as well as the Minworth SMP, the largest drainage catchment within the Severn Trent region covering large areas of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
Clear support Mott MacDonald Bentley in delivering flood relief solutions for Yorkshire Water
Staff from Clear are providing technical support to the modelling and investigation phases of flood relief schemes across Yorkshire. This has included scoping assessments, technical input into delivery processes and external auditing.
A Busy Winter For Our Ecologists
Despite the inevitable down turn in work that our ecology department experience during the winter months, Clear have been successful in adding themselves to a list of ecological consultants that aid Anglian Water’s Enabling Team with ecological support and advice. In addition, Clear are now supplying one of Severn Trent’s D&B Contractors (NMC Nomenca) with ecological support along with ETM for Yorkshire Water.
One of Clear’s larger ecological schemes in the last few years has been a proposal to build a new football development at Aylestone Playing Fields in Leicester which should hopefully conclude this summer.
Clear Shortlisted For Award
Clear have been shortlisted for NCE Small Consultant of the Year Award.
Clear develop innovative risk based approach to Drainage Area Planning. Sept 2009.
Clear has successfully assisted Severn Trent Water in aligning the DAP process with the risk based methodologies in SRM5 and the Common Framework. This has led to a set of new modelling and catchment planning procedures being developed to prioritise catchment deficiencies not only on the frequency or likelihood of failure, but also taking account of consequence of any deficiencies.
Clear complete ‘live’ flow monitor trial.
We have recently completed a successful trial and assessment of live flow monitoring technology in conjunction with Severn Trent and OnSite, allowing Severn Trent to assess the technical merits and potential efficiencies of this new technology for drainage area planning purposes.
Clear win a number of Ecology and FRA projects.
Clear have recently won Ecological assessment and impact studies for a large PFI scheme on 37 sites in Newcastle upon Tyne, in addition to a number of FRA and SUDs design studies in relation to a number of poly tunnel farm sites across Staffordshire.
WaPUG IUD Guide finalised.
Jamie Margetts of Clear and Chris Digman (MWH) have recently finished editing the WapUG Integrated Urban Drainage Modelling Guide on behalf of CIWEM. This sets a technical framework for integrating various urban drainage models and can be downloaded at http://www.ciwem.org/groups/wapug/modelling.asp.