January 20, 2022

CONSTRUCTION PHASE

Before and during construction works, AIS is there for all your environment-related needs. Our services during this phase include preparation of environmental permits, construction monitoring and archaeological monitoring. We are there to observe, document, reduce and prevent the environmental impacts caused by various activities carried out at construction sites, as well as impacts caused by a wide range of industrial and commercial facilities.

1. Construction Monitoring

What is construction monitoring? During the construction phase, permit conditions from the Planning Authority (PA) and/or the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) often require that a site is monitored by a field expert to minimise impacts to the environment and community – this is where AIS comes in.

 

Where does AIS come in? Our monitoring team will carry out regular site visits to monitor the works and ensure that any issues are properly mitigated without interfering with the project milestones. AIS will also take care of all reporting to the authorities, as required by the development permit

2. Archaeological monitoring 

What is archaeological monitoring? Depending on the possible archaeological/cultural sensitivity of an area, archaeological monitoring may be requested by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (SCH).

 

Where does AIS come in? Our archaeologists will monitor the site before and during construction works to handle any archaeological discoveries. The team will categorise, describe, photograph, and communicate the findings to the SCH.

3. Environmental Permits

What is an EP? EPs are often requested by the ERA prior to commencement of construction works which might affect important habitats or species. The permit would identify impacts to air, liquid discharges and waste generation.

 

Where does AIS come in? AIS will prepare environmental permit applications on your behalf by consolidating all information and liaising with ERA.