Sustainability: engineers can make a difference


A seminar on sustainability in construction is briefly reported, including reference to the use of a SmartWaste tool.

Issues discussed include:

  • relative costs
  • recycling
  • lack of interest by developers
  • measurements of sustainability
  • and the use of prefabrication. 

The discussion looks at the SMARTWaste tool, Environmental Profiles Methodology, as a means of measuring environmentally-friendly performance.

Primary author(s): Stansfield K

Source: Struct.Eng.

             Vol.81, No.12, 2003, p.11


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