Webinar – designing environmentally green fields of play

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While most Fields of Play are green in appearance, typically that is the closest they get to being environmentally ‘green’.

Fields of Play are generally constructed from virgin materials that are imported over long distances, even from interstate in some cases. Outdated and poor design practices further impact the environment by increasing the unnecessary embodied carbon content in a facility.

However there are improved design practices and products which are being implemented for new Field of Play facilities, so come and learn how you can make your Field of Play “greener”.

Jarrod Hill
Director, SPORTENG

As one of Australia’s leading Field of Play consultants, Jarrod blends his Civil Engineering profession with his extensive knowledge of the development of sport and recreation facilities to ensure client and stakeholder’s requirements are met within budget and program.

Jarrod specialises in the planning and development of sport and recreation facilities. Jarrod’s aptitude is based on extensive knowledge of specialist engineering applications and a detailed understanding of athlete and facility/venue owner requirements.

Having worked closely with architects and stadium/facility operators, Jarrod has developed a strong understanding on the operational and maintenance requirements for sport facilities.

Marke Jennings-Temple
Principal, SPORTENG

Marke has utilised his extensive technical experience, plus broad sport and recreation knowledge, to provide high quality service to clients in the Queensland region. Underpinning Marke’s advice and recommendations is a thorough understanding of Field of Play technical design requirements. These skills

have been used to design and supervise the construction of a wide range of sports field projects for local authorities and private clients in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Over the last decade, there has been increasing pressure on our industry to be more sustainable, which has required the use of innovative solutions to assist us step away from the norm.

In this webinar, Marke will discuss some of the ways that sustainability has been designed-into recent projects in New Zealand and Australia.

Tim Jarvis AM

Tim is an environmental scientist, author, and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental s

cience and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss.

Tim has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions, including retracing the polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson.

Having worked in sustainability for over 25 years, Tim currently provides strategic and practical sustainability advice to a range of organisations.