Introducing sustainability assessment to civil infrastructure projects & assets

Shaw, Gavin, Kumar, Arun, & Hood, David (2012) Introducing sustainability assessment to civil infrastructure projects & assets. New Building Materials & Construction World Magazine, 17(12), pp. 164-168.

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Abstract

Civil infrastructure plays a key role in supporting and improving current way of life. However, the assets can have a large impact on the region around them, which are both positive (usually for the purpose they are built) and negative (consequences and unintended effects). There is an increasing trend for society to place an importance on the role of sustainability to ensure that there is a world suitable for future generations. In order to ensure that the world for future generations is in the best possible condition it is increasingly important to look at integrating sustainability outcomes into the way industry operates, including the infrastructure industry. It is therefore important to undertake sustainability assessment of civil infrastructure projects. By having organisations take on sustainability assessments of civil infrastructure assets both during construction and in operation, the industry can assist to drive outcomes and results that will benefit society and future generations and make their own operations more efficient.

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ID Code: 58230
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Infrastructure Sustainability, Sustainability Assessment
ISSN: 0973-0591
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified (090599)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 NBM Media Pvt. Ltd.
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 22:39
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 17:18

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