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Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects

Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects Book
Author : Hwang Bon-Gang
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2018-06-08
ISBN : 0128154845
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Performance and Improvement of Green Construction Projects: Management Strategies and Innovations expertly explains the specific characteristics and management approaches of green construction projects using in-depth examples that compare presented tactics to conventional construction projects. The book provides a holistic view on management strategies and innovations, focusing on the assessment and improvement of green construction projects and how to manage performance with respect to cost, scheduling, quality, safety, risk, productivity and leadership development. Addresses performance improvement and project management in green construction projects, covering cost, scheduling, safety, quality, risk, productivity and leadership Clearly explains the obstacles, challenges and barriers to implementing green construction projects Discusses special issues that are inherent in green construction projects, from inception to delivery

Modern Construction

Modern Construction Book
Author : Lincoln H. Forbes,Syed M. Ahmed
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2010-10-13
ISBN : 9781420063134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

During the past several decades, the manufacturing and service industries significantly increased their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability through the application of process improvement techniques and information technology. Unfortunately, the construction industry lags far behind in the application of performance improvement and optimization techniques, as well as its overall competitiveness. Written by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, both highly regarded for leadership and innovation, Modern Construction: Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices offers cutting-edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. Drs. Forbes and Ahmed focus mainly on lean construction methodologies, such as The Last Planner(R) System, The Lean Project Delivery System (TM), and Integrated Project Delivery(TM). The tools and strategies offered draw on the success of the world-renowned Toyota Production System (TPS) adapted to the construction environment by construction professionals and researchers involved in developing and advocating lean construction methods. The book also discusses why true lean construction can best occur when all the construction stakeholders, owners, designers, constructors, and material suppliers are committed to the concept of optimizing the flow of activities holistically while de-emphasizing their self-interest. The authors also reintroduce process improvement approaches such as TQM and Six Sigma as a foundation for the adoption of lean methodologies, and demonstrate how these methods can improve projects in a so-called traditional environment. The book integrates these methods with emerging interest in "green construction" and the use of information technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM), while recognizing the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. Written specifically for professionals in an industry that desperately needs to play catch up, the book delineates cutting-edge approaches with the benefit of successful cases and explains how their deployment can improve construction performance and competitiveness.

Green Building Construction Projects in Singapore

Green Building Construction Projects in Singapore Book
Author : Bon-Gang Hwang,Lei Zhu,Yinglin Wang,Xinyi Cheong
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This study aims to investigate the cost premiums and cost performance of green building projects. After an extensive literature review, relevant data from 242 traditional and 121 green building projects performed by 30 different companies were collected through a survey in Singapore. The results indicate that the green cost premiums range from 5% to 10% and that project type and size are significant factors affecting the cost premiums. Furthermore, the cost performance is mostly over budget, ranging from 4.5% to 7%. Finally, this study proposes some feasible solutions for cost premiums reduction and cost performance improvement.

Energy Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations

Energy Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations Book
Author : Committee to Evaluate Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability Standards Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Repair,Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2013-06-18
ISBN : 0309270405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Congress has an ongoing interest in ensuring that the 500,000 buildings and other structures owned and operated by the Department of Defense (DOD) are operated effectively in terms of cost and resource use. Section 2830 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the energy-efficiency and sustainability standards used by DOD for military construction and major renovations of buildings. DOD's report must include a cost-benefit analysis, return on investment, and long-term payback for the building standards and green building certification systems, including: (A) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 189.1-2011 for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential. (B) ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1-2010 for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential. (C) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver, Gold, and Platinum certification for green buildings, as well as the LEED Volume certification. (D) Other American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards. DOD's report to the congressional defense committees must also include a copy of DOD policy prescribing a comprehensive strategy for the pursuit of design and building standards across the department that include specific energy-efficiency standards and sustainable design attributes for military construction based on the cost-benefit analysis, return on investment, and demonstrated payback required for the aforementioned building standards and green building certification systems. Energy-Efficiency Standards and Green Building Certification Systems Used by the Department of Defense for Military Construction and Major Renovations summarizes the recommendations for energy efficiency.

A Whole System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings

A Whole System Approach to High Performance Green Buildings Book
Author : David Strong,Victoria Burrows
Publisher : Artech House
Release : 2016-12-31
ISBN : 1630814415
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This authoritative new resource provides a comprehensive review of the current approaches to the design and construction of sustainable buildings. This hand-on guide features global case studies with practical examples of both successful and unsuccessful designs. The whole system approach to integrated design is clearly presented. This book includes insight into designing for the future, including design quality and future proofing, intelligent buildings, and whole life value. Nature inspired sustainable designs that can be mimicked in the construction industry are presented. Technical challenges such as energy efficiency, design, and computer modeling are explored along with various construction phase opportunities.

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries

Improving the Performance of Construction Industries for Developing Countries Book
Author : Pantaleo D. Rwelamila,Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-22
ISBN : 100028865X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book documents the experiences, development, and prospects of the construction industry in numerous developing countries. It will provide a strong base of reference for countries looking to improve their construction industries as part of their wider economic development programme. The opening chapter presents a strategic overview of the contents of the book, and each country-specific chapter is structured to consider the legal and policy frameworks, administrative infrastructure and procedures, and implementation mechanisms, as well as the experiences, current activities, and future plans and programmes with respect to construction industry development in each country. The concluding chapter looks forward and considers the implications of future trends for the construction industries in developing countries and the actions which will be required to address them. Chapters cover: India, Singapore, Chile, South Africa, Tanzania, Malaysia, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Indonesia, China, Croatia, and Eswatini. Readers will learn about the wealth of comparable stories from global coverage from the detailed country-specific cases. Building on important scholarly works in the field, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy makers in built environments, economics, construction management, infrastructure management, and the wider construction industry.

Performance Improvement in Construction Management

Performance Improvement in Construction Management Book
Author : Brian Atkin,Jan Borgbrant
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-09-25
ISBN : 1135998361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Novel research in construction management is often distant from existing practice. This collection of reviews serves to bridge this gap under three major themes: innovation, organisation and human behaviour, and methods and tools. It outlines a series of successful collaborative projects between industry and the academic and research communities. Many of the authors have worked in technology transfer, as change agents, resolving industrially-relevant problems by using scientifically-based research. The book reveals the source of ideas, data and results to provide a useful resource for researchers, academics and graduate students, and a challenging guide for senior industry managers.

Building an Emerald City

Building an Emerald City Book
Author : Lucia Athens
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-06-22
ISBN : 9781610911269
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” standards for its own major construction projects. In the midst of a municipal building boom, it set new targets for building and remodeling to LEED guidelines. Its first LEED certified project, the Seattle Justice Center, was completed in 2002. The city is now home to one of the highest concentrations of LEED buildings in the world. Building an Emerald City is the story of how Seattle transformed itself into a leader in sustainable “green” building, written by one of the principal figures in that transformation. It is both a personal account—filled with the experiences and insights of an insider—and a guide for anyone who wants to bring about similar changes in any city. It includes “best practice” models from municipalities across the nation, supplemented by the contributions of “guest authors” who offer stories and tips from their own experiences in other cities. Intended as a “roadmap” for policy makers, public officials and representatives, large-scale builders and land developers, and green advocates of every stripe, Building an Emerald City is that rare book—one that is both inspirational and practical.

Green Buildings

Green Buildings Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Green Buildings book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

InCIEC 2014

InCIEC 2014 Book
Author : Rohana Hassan,Marina Yusoff,Anizahyati Alisibramulisi,Norliyati Mohd Amin,Zulhabri Ismail
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-05-11
ISBN : 9812872906
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The special focus of this proceedings is to cover the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. The state-of-the art information in infrastructure and sustainable issues in engineering covers earthquake, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems. It provides precise information with regards to innovative research development in construction materials and structures in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary finding combining nano-materials and engineering.

Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice

Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice Book
Author : Khan, Mehmood,Hussain, Matloub,Ajmal, Mian M.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-07-27
ISBN : 1522506365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The issue of sustainability has become a vital discussion in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating such practices allows organizations to re-design their operations more effectively. Green Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Business Practice examines the challenges and benefits of implementing sustainability into the core functions of contemporary enterprises, focusing on how green approaches improve operations in an ecological way. Highlighting key concepts, emerging innovations, and future directions, this book is a pivotal reference source for professionals, managers, educators, and upper-level students.

Environmental Concerns in Malaysian Construction Industry

Environmental Concerns in Malaysian Construction Industry Book
Author : Nazirah Zainul Abidin
Publisher : Penerbit USM
Release : 2016-11-18
ISBN : 9674610871
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

As the construction industry continues to develop within the natural environment, the industry has to take strong measures to ensure that its activities are in harmony with the environment. The challenge for the construction sector is not just to respond to the need for adequate housing and rapid urbanisation, but to do it in a way that is socially and ecologically responsible. This book begins with the current progress of the construction industry in Malaysia before shifting to the fragile relationship between construction and environment. Knowing the rapid development in Malaysia and how construction can affect the environment, this book delves into some evidence of environmental degradation in Malaysia. In the mist of degradation, there is some light shone by the government agencies, state government and some construction players who have initiated several actions to improve present situation. Construction players must be ready to address these concerns, aware of the requirements and comply with it, while the government must be ready to implement and enforce the requirement. An effective planning, implementation and monitoring is vital if the environment is to be part of the culture of the construction industry everywhere.

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010 Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Financial Services and General Government Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2010 book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight Book
Author : Sam Kubba
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2010-05-20
ISBN : 0080957048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Green Construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking ?Project Analysis Reports? and ?Project Status Reports?. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by Real Estate Lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus. Written in a conversational manner, this book will clarify the nuts and bolts of green construction, finance, and cost monitoring? as a profession, and will outline the many attributes required to being successful in this field. Moreover, it will scrutinize the mechanics of organizing monthly meetings, contractor payment certifications, budgets, change orders, construction schedules, code compliance, waivers of lean, and much more. Drawing on over 30 years of personal experience across the world - both as an employee and as an employer, the reader will learn how to plan and implement sound business strategies and form alliances in a global context. The book also offers important information and penetrating insights into the process of setting up and working as a due-diligence consultant. In a clear, practical style, it will be explained how to identify opportunities for business development and how to maximize return. It will also articulate how to meet new challenges as well as avoid many of the pitfalls along the way. For the individual professional, this guide provides useful information and tips to help secure a high paying professional position. The book will include amongst other things, up-to-date information on hundreds of useful contacts. Topics covered in this guide include: types of services offered, the consultant's role on the construction loan team, what the lender needs to know, and marketing techniques. The guide will also include a comprehensive appendix that will contain numerous sample letters (e.g. for marketing and certification), building loan agreements, AIA forms, lender/consultant agreement, closeout documents and much more. Likewise included will be an extensive list of useful references from a variety of resources, and much more. Indeed, this handbook will be the most detailed & comprehensive program on the market. It meets all the criteria of a major work and will provide vital and absorbing reading. Provides a detailed blueprint of how to conduct monthly meetings, investigations, understand typical client/consultant agreements, analyze contractor requisitions Includes sample letters, reports, forms and agreements for easy reference. Practical guidelines for preparing Property Analysis and Property Status Reports Includes a glossary of important terms, abbreviations and acronyms

Change Management Towards Life Cycle AE C Practice

Change Management Towards Life Cycle AE C  Practice Book
Author : Anna Dalla Valle
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-04-16
ISBN : 3030699811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book explores how architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) firms have been adapting and changing to effectively address key environmental challenges, focusing on Life Cycle Thinking and related methodologies (Life Cycle Assessments and Life Cycle Costing). Starting from current practice, the book outlines the necessary change management to turn into life cycle AE(C) practice, switching from a product-technology mindset to a life cycle thinking and holistic approach. Although the primary audience of the book are Architectural and Engineering firms, the broad range of topics encourages readers from different backgrounds to explore the latest advancements in construction sector. Service companies and software developers can find inspiration to develop innovative tools and solutions, clients can find ways to demand sustainability as key target for building design and universities can align academic programmes to address new industry challenges.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book
Author : Martin Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2017-07-04
ISBN : 0128047925
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Regional Conference on Science Technology and Social Sciences RCSTSS 2016

Regional Conference on Science  Technology and Social Sciences  RCSTSS 2016  Book
Author : Nor Azizah Yacob,Nur Asmaliza Mohd Noor,Nor Yuziah Mohd Yunus,Rahmah Lob Yussof,Shaikh Abdul Karim Yamani Zakaria
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-05-26
ISBN : 9811300747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book gathers selected theoretical and applied science papers presented at the 2016 Regional Conference of Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2016), organized biannually by the Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang, Malaysia. Addressing a broad range of topics, including architecture, computer science, engineering, environmental and management, furniture, forestry, health and medicine, material science, mathematics, plantation and agrotechnology, sports science and statistics, the book serves as an essential platform for disseminating research findings, and inspires positive innovations in the region’s development. The carefully reviewed papers in this volume present work by researchers of local, regional and global prominence. Taken together, they offer a valuable reference guide and point of departure for all academics and students who want to pursue further research in their respective fields.

Understanding Green Building Guidelines For Students and Young Professionals

Understanding Green Building Guidelines  For Students and Young Professionals Book
Author : Traci Rose Rider
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2010-02-17
ISBN : 9780393733303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Summarizes the main issues and strategies of the forceful and fast-paced green building movement. Many professions are increasingly producing tools to assist clients in breaking down and understanding the different elements that reside under the umbrella of the sustainability movement. For the design and construction professions, this unpacking often takes the form of green building guidelines and rating systems. This book aims to look at a selection of both national and local green building rating systems and guidelines, ranging from commercial to residential. While the goal is to provide students and young professionals with a solid overview of each product, enabling them to understand the differences and select the most appropriate system for their chosen projects, the book provides valuable overviews and comparisons for anyone interested in better buildings: designers, homeowners, realtors, contractors, facility managers, site designers, and more.

Building Information Modelling BIM in Design Construction and Operations

Building Information Modelling  BIM  in Design  Construction and Operations Book
Author : L. Mahdjoubi,C.A. Brebbia,R. Laing
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2015-09-09
ISBN : 1845649141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction, and Operations contains the proceedings of the first in a planned series of conferences dealing with design coordination, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning. The book gives details of how BIM tools and techniques have fundamentally altered the manner in which modern construction teams operate, the processes through which designs are evolved, and the relationships between conceptual, detail, construction and life cycle stages. The papers contributed by experts from industry, practice and academia, debate key topics, develop innovative solutions, and predict future trends. The interdisciplinary nature of the contents and the collaborative practices discussed, so important within the built environment, will appeal to those engaged in design, surveying, visualisation, infrastructure, real estate, construction law, insurance, and facilities management. Topics covered include: BIM in design coordination; BIM in construction operations, BIM in building operation and maintenance; BIM and sustainability; BIM and collaborative working and practices; BIM health and safety and BIM-facilities management integration, among others.

A State by state Guide to Construction Design Law

A State by state Guide to Construction   Design Law Book
Author : Carl J. Circo,Christopher H. Little
Publisher : American Bar Association
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781604425543
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is THE book you need if you're involved in multi-state construction and design projects. It outlines essential information about design and construction law and contracting in all 50 states plus DC and Puerto Rico. Information follows a standard format, offering quick comparisons of how different jurisdictions treat the same issue. Topics include licensing and regulation; mechanic's liens; financing; consumer protection; ADR; environmental matters; and statutory and case law governing contracting practices.