Questions related to Sustainable Construction
Do construction professionals (especially construction managers, project managers and quantity surveyors) need environmental sustainability competencies?
Looking at how the construction activities affect the environment and yes we have environmental engineers but wouldn't it be good to have construction professionals that are also aware of the environmental impacts/issues, especially during the construction, operation and demolition phases.
Assistance will be appreciated.
While each of the 4 main criteria can include many sub-criteria, this question is about how companies in real-world projects set boundaries between them in their documentations (submittals and reports). For example, the training of project people criterion is it reported in the cost, or the quality, or the sustainability. Are there any references for these boundaries? With my very limited experience, I think tools like BREEAM and ISO are not clear enough for me as an academic student to help setting up such boundaries.
Please, can you indicate if your answer is based on project experience in this field?
Thank you very much beforehand.
I'm currently do research about study case on green building project, assessing the implementation of green construction ( model I use scoring the construction stage only). Is there any research or journal that do the same thing? I'm gonna use it as my literature review and I'm seeking journal/research that state the final score of green construction can be the factor success of green building (without design and operational maintain phase). thank you.
I am looking for a research topic addressing sustainable Construction Project Management issues using innovative methods?
I appreciate your kind responses.
I am developing sustainable construction management framework for reducing adverse environmental impacts of construction industry. I have the building blocks but finding it difficult to integrate them to form a framework. I'll be really grateful to have a conversation about it with you.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Dear All Researchers and Engineers,
We are organizing an International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies (CREST) during 10-12 March, 2020. On behalf of the chairman Prof. Hemanta Hazarika, we would like to invite all those interested in participating in the event. Please send your abstracts and papers, which will be published by Springer.
What technologies dominate in the development of urban agglomerations according to the concept of smart-ecology sustainable development cities?
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Hi, I'm a postgraduate student at a Building Surveying course and I am looking for my disseration topic, (research aim, question). I am very interested in sustainable development and construction and some areas that i have been looking to are Life cycle Assessement, Retrofitting , Increase environmental perforcance of buildings, overpopulation, reduce carbon emissions and energy efficielcy, etc. Any ideas or a point of direction?
What kind of scientific research dominate in the field of Economics of sustainable development?
Please, provide your suggestions for a question, problem or research thesis in the issues: Economics of sustainable development.
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I am seeking for researchers that have a scientific paper and want to publish on Energies journal (ISSN 1996-1073) free of charge:
Preference will be given to work related with "Thermal Behaviour, Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Sustainable Construction".
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Numerous research works have been conducted on development of sustainable materials and methods in construction technology. However, ground reality is that only few users have adopted such materials and methods.
Though sustainable development is the crucial need in construction industry, it has not been acknowledged and implemented in letter and spirit.
How can we overcome this challenge?
How can we convince the users regarding the benefits?
How can this be brought to ground from paper?
I am doing thesis research on "Sustainable site management for green construction". The motive of this study is to illustrate a comparative study of green rating systems and enhancing sustainable site management for green construction. As a part of the research, I have prepared a short online questionnaire on measures. Here is a questionnaire that encompasses the measures extracted from the research that affects the quality of sustainable site management. I kindly ask you to take five minutes of your time and contribute to this project, which will help us in better understanding the need for sustainable site management. So please answer the questionnaire in the link below and forward this message to your honoured collaborators who might be interested in assisting my research work and answering the questionnaire. Please give your opinion about the effectiveness of each measure from 1 (Not recommended) to 5 (strongly recommended) in the given below link. Your alliance is highly comprehended and I am anticipating your favorable response.
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I would like to know what can be more innovative and interesting research questions from the above mentioned phd topic. I am more interested towards sustainable building materials and construction.
Any suggestion for the research questions and methodolgy for this phd topic to make it more interesting and unique
Please, can you give the best estimation ( a single % number or a range) of the weight of assessed sustainability criteria 'of the construction phase ONLY' in a certified (BREEAM Excellent or LEED Gold) new construction building project?
Is there any source/ study that details the reported criteria per phase?
Thank you beforehand.
I have used One-way MANOVA and the reviewer asked me what is the parameters and how I controlled them.
My independent variables are different categories of respondents.
My dependent variables are barriers affecting sustainable construction waste management.
Its no new research that several studies have explored the use of alkali activated materials and geopolymer as a sustainable replacement to the conventional ordinary Portland cement. However, the sustainability of these materials is relative as it depends mainly on the availability of materials locally which eliminates the huge emission and cost associated with the transportation of both the raw materials and finished products. Therefore, the use of OPC might still be sustainable in some parts of the world compared to alkali activated materials and geopolymers
I am trying to develop guidelines for roles Government's in underdeveloped economies can play in sustainable construction implementation..
I am intended to use AHP for development of selection tool. I have found a number of research papers and researchers who used AHP for solving the selection problems of decision making in respect of sustainability. If we consider the perspective of weak and strong sustainability, AHP only address and enforce the concept of weak sustainability. How we can justify its selection? its having various strengths or advantages but still its addressing the weak sustainability. I have searched lots of papers but did not find any strong justification for its use in perspective of weak and strong sustainability. Please guide me in this regard and if you have some references, please provide me for facilitation in my work. I shall be very thankful to you.
Affordable Housing for all using sustainable constructional materials
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My hypothesis is that the discourse of sustainability is a 'reflection' after a considerable/realisable 'damage'. Here, looking for historical positions on sustainability as a reflection in various socio-cultural-environmental practices/academia.
I am currently working on my master’s thesis about Sustainable Marketing in Construction Industry, at Istanbul Technical University. My research aims to introduce marketing as a tool for sustainable construction business development for the creation of the sustainable built environment. It should only take 10 minutes to complete. All responses will remain anonymous.
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Currently i am looking to develop a DSS in order to evaluate sustainability in geotechnical projects. I have a general idea of the parameters i want to include and how i will link them but i dont know how to start creating a DSS. Any recommendations or suggestion for further studying or any ideas will be much appreciated.
My intended research is titled: "Modern Methods of Construction: The potentials and challenges of using prefabrication technology for building modern houses in Afghanistan."
This study is both for my "Master Thesis" and I am also very keen to publish at least one Journal paper based on the outcomes of my research and progress in this regard.
I will be glad to have your comments on my research title and area of study, whether or not it is too general or vague. Basically, what I have in mind is to study the current "in-efficient", "sub-standard" and traditional construction practices in Kabul, comparatively check it with MMC and point out the merits of using MMC over conventional construction practices.
Your thoughts on the role of data mining in the delivery of sustainable construction and possible links to published research articles will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
I'd like to understand the economic and financial factors that encourage to build skyscrapers all around the world and their
environmental impact of skyscrapers in their surroundings, and the economic cost to manage this buildings over time.
these kind of building
Hi, I am planning to do the project on recycled aggregates. For that I need the procedure to treat the recycled aggregate with acids like sulphuric acid and nitric acid. I searched in many journals but I didn't find anything. So, please help me.
I am interested in the NEC (New Engineering Contract) but could not find any case studies or technical papers on that. Any paper describes the practices and issues emerging in a NEC (EEC in particular) for me to understand more about the mechanism it works on.
The construction industry and its activities have an important role to play in socio-economic development and quality of life. This is stated in the Agenda 21 for sustainable construction in Developing Countries (CIB/UNEP-IETC, 2002). The United Nations Habitat Agenda (1996) has also addressed the construction sector has a major role to play in terms of sustainable development and achieving adequate and affordable shelter.
Is affordability considered as a goal in the sustainable development & sustainable construction process? or is it that sustainable development & sustainable construction process wishes to achieve affordability?
Most of the application of sustainability in construction still wordy format (linguistic term). How can we translate this application into measurable one?
I develop a framework for C&D waste management that shows the best sustainable strategy throughout the project, from pre-construction to demolition. Now I need your advice for validation of the framework. is there any idea about it?
Hassan Fathy's work is a rational historicism and Laurie Baker's work is also innovative but both were guided by the same principles, to promote an environmental friendly architecture. I want to ask whether a sustainable appraisal of works of these architects could prove the universality of the principles of sustainable architecture but not the forms or style?
I found two building technologies for helping the sea level rising problem:
1. Seawater Greenhouse
2. Seawater desalination plants
and both of them have been implemented in different countries.
I would like to know is there any other new building technologies which has been implemented or is implementing at the moment that can help to combat with the sea level rising issues.
There are some future construction plans for dealing with the sea level rising issues such as Shimizu Corporation's (Japanese construction firm)'s latest project: Deep Sea Future City Concept- OCEAN SPIRAL.
U.S. students from University of Pennsylvania have come up with an idea to install waterproof membranes protecting the lower stories of Manhattan's buildings to protect against rising sea levels.
In some current Urban Forest Strategies, the urban heat island effect is being a challenge and issue to the forest. Is it possible to improve it by landscape design of the forest?
I am researching about the resilient factor on buildings. Can you include the resilient concept into the buildings design? I would like to know if exist any research about resilient factor on buildings design and how material would have a resilient behavior on them?
I am investigating testing habitability of sustainable building design. I read about various methods for sustainable building design. I would like some advice about testing habitability. I am looking the most efficient method to testing habitability of sustainable building design.
Is there anybody who can work with BIM (revit) or EnergyPlus to simulate the energy consumption inside a building?
We are looking for a scientist who can make calculations with these softwares concerning energy savings in building area.
We have whole plan of building in CAD and need to analyze the energy saving in different situations.
The results we be published in some journals.
In a thickly populated space where a piece of land is an exorbitant, but the landscape is pretty vital. What aspects are to be taken into consideration in order to design landscape in such areas and what would be the compromising aspects?
Am trying to connect 'brain drain' issue, a great number of young people ( 25-30 years old) upon graduation, still living with their parents and lack of state provided housing solution for this particular group(s). Any world famous projects, case studies dealing with this issue?
Are universities doing a disservice to their architecture students by focusing on design vs the Master Builder Architect focus? I have heard from many architecture professors that many schools are focusing on design more without much focus on students' comprehension of construction.
The construction industry is often associated with a dirty and dangerous image. What are some of the initiatives that can be taken by the construction industry to promote sustainability?
I came to know that there are materials like waste plastics being used for sustainable construction in African countries. What are the other possible construction materials available as eco-friendly substances? And what type of tests should be conducted before going for the same.
Increasing the use of social sustainability in the decision-making process of construction projects requires that it be defined such that it can be evaluated objectively.
My interest is to do research on the means of using mud as a construction material more efficiently.
The main compositions of CDW are: cement concrete, mortars (with binder is cement or lime, plaster), bricks... Other compositions are: clay, mud, plaster, wood, steel etc
It is possible to intensify the use of soil triggering a new metabolism of the contemporary city?
I have been looking for an international method to evaluate sustainable buildings and I have found LEED, BREEAM, but these are partial. Some norms like ISO 14000 but these may not be use to certificate buildings.
Building sustainable construction can help save the environment. When using solar panels, wind mills, heat reducing roofs and recycled materials. In todays market their are many different types of building materials to choose from, wood, metal, brick, and concrete. For each building type there are multiple pros and cons. I found some good content about green building with steel: http://mbmisteelbuildings.com/green-buildings
Can some of you please add extra information about sustainable materials?
Recycled paper, once ground into cellulose fibers is used as an insulation material via the wet spray method. Once hydrated the cellulose fibers begin to adhere and dry. What characteristics of the material, such as fiber length, lignin content, influence this adhesion?