The construction industry is crucial to the economic and social development of any country. It is an indication of progression and
However, it is also true that like any other industry, construction also causes stress on
- Congested sites
- Pollution from construction equipment and vehicles used for transporting raw materials
- Tearing down of agricultural fields and trees in the construction site
While these hazards are
The concept of sustainable development is well-explained in 'Our Common Future' or commonly known as the Brundtland Report, a publication of World Commission on Environment and Development. It defines sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Essentially, sustainable development in the construction industry is all about building things without:
- Depleting natural resources.
- Causing any adverse environmental impact.
- Uprooting the people, their culture
- Endangering flora-fauna.
- Burdening the economy of the country.
Currently, there is a lack of sensitivity as well as awareness in the construction industry about the utilization of sustainable resources as well as waste management and ownership. Did you know that India produces 10-15 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year? While a vast majority of this waste is still dumped in landfills, a remarkable joint initiative has been undertaken by Infrastructure Leasing &
But, the set-up of the recycling plant is just one way to do it. Here are various ways to ensure sustainable development in the construction industry:
- Design and construct energy-efficient buildings and structures. For instance, more open and close windows to reduce the need for air-conditioning.
- Utilize renewable resources wherever and as much as possible.
- Find the cheapest, most effective and
environment-friendly way to transport construction materials and equipment.
- Use local resources to minimize the transport cost and pollution.
- Construct buildings that are simple to use and re-use.
- Plan inventory efficiently so that materials do not go unused or wasted.
- Recycle the aggregate material left from construction and demolition waste.
- Recycle rain and wastewater.
- Protect natural habitat by embracing their inclusion in construction.
- Create awareness among labor and staff about sustainable development and construction project management.
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