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Sustainable Construction Processes

Sustainable Construction Processes Book
Author : Steve Goodhew
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-05-31
ISBN : 140518759X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning a theoretically sustainable building project into a reality. There are many guidelines for the designer on how to maximise the sustainability of buildings but this resource text supplements these by focusing on the construction and operational aspects of sustainable buildings, as well as some of the more fundamental design-related considerations. ï¿1⁄2 Offers an excellent text for those learning to construct, design and operate sustainable buildings. ï¿1⁄2 Covers the drivers for sustainable construction, definitions, historical impacts, climate change and global, regional and individual responses. ï¿1⁄2 enables the construction professional to achieve optimum solutions, both in design, process and the aftercare of buildings. ï¿1⁄2 evaluates the effectiveness of different renewable technologies and provides guidance on the practicalities of their use. ï¿1⁄2 Alerts the reader to future trends in this field.

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Book
Author : Charles J. Kibert
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-10-03
ISBN : 1118330137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic reference for high-performance green building delivery systems No longer just a buzzword, sustainable construction is going mainstream—and soon will be the norm. Revised to reflect the latest developments of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery, Third Edition guides construction and design professionals through the process of developing commercial and institutional high-performance green buildings in today's marketplace. Charles Kibert provides an introduction to green building, covering the theory, history, and state of the industry as well as best practices in building procurement and delivery systems. From green building and Green Globes assessments to building hydrological systems and materials and product selection, this comprehensive text covers all of the factors involved with sustainable construction. In a clear and accessible writing style, Kibert addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. The Third Edition includes up-to-date coverage of: The latest developments leading up to LEED version 4 Carbon neutral design and carbon accounting Green Globes and international building assessment systems The Living Building Challenge Environmental product declarations (EPDs) as the norm for green building products The trends in net-zero energy building design and policies Broad enough to cover the needs of faculty and students and detailed enough to serve as a professional reference, Sustainable Construction, Third Edition is a must for the builder/owner and construction manager looking to take advantage of the opportunities in this rapidly evolving field, the designer looking to be LEED certified, or anyone interested in sustainability.

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Book
Author : Sandy Halliday
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-07
ISBN : 1315514796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The second edition of Sustainable Construction provides a masterclass on the principles and techniques involved in the design and delivery of practical, affordable, high quality sustainable buildings and places. It presents precedents, theory, concepts and principles alongside 120 wide ranging case studies that highlight current best practice and encourage implementation. Topics in the book include: • the history of ideas in sustainable construction • policy • materials • cost issues • appraisal techniques • environmental design • energy • water • construction processes • and urban ecology. The book is heavily illustrated in full colour and is an ideal, contemporary, accessible primer to courses in Architecture, Construction, Building Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Project Management, Landscape, Urbanism and Development.

Moving to Sustainable Buildings

Moving to Sustainable Buildings  Book
Author : Umberto Berardi
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release : 2013-11-07
ISBN : 8376560115
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his Moving to Sustainable Buildings. Paths to Adopt Green Innovations in Developed Countries, Umberto Berardi explores the transition of the construction sector to sustainable building through the adoption of green innovations. Applying methods ranging from theoretical discussions to interviews and field studies, Berardi describes how organisational models among stakeholders are changing as the sector moves towards a green economy. Berardi’s book should prove valuable to engineers, architects, environment researchers and policy makers alike, as it successfully weaves together different aspects of green building to create a multidimensional matrix through which sustainable architecture can be understood. Umberto Berardi, an assistant professor at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), teaches courses on sustainable construction, architectural engineering systems and building physics. He was awarded an MSc from the Politecnico di Bari, an MSc from the University of Southampton (UK) and a PhD from the Scuola Interpolitecnica in Italy. His research areas are related to building acoustics, sustainable constructions and energy saving technologies for buildings. Berardi is also a passionate pianist and a strong proponent of interdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and engineering.

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction Sustainable Environment in the Mediterranean Region from Housing to Urban and Land Scale Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction  Sustainable Environment in the Mediterranean Region  from Housing to Urban and Land Scale Construction Book
Author : Paola De Joanna,Dora Francese,Pierluigi Passaro
Publisher : FrancoAngeli
Release : 2012
ISBN : 8820414368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sustainable Mediterranean Construction Sustainable Environment in the Mediterranean Region from Housing to Urban and Land Scale Construction book written by Paola De Joanna,Dora Francese,Pierluigi Passaro, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability Book
Author : S.M. Sapuan,Muhd Ridzuan Mansor
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-03-13
ISBN : 0128194421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Design for Sustainability: Green Materials and Processes provides fundamental and practical knowledge surrounding product development applications throughout the entire lifecycle of green materials, ranging from conceptual design, material and manufacturing process selection, and environmental lifecycle assessment. In addition, several topics covering recent advances in the application of sustainable design within the automotive, building and construction, packaging and consumer product industries are also included in this book to provide practical examples of this philosophy in current applications. Lastly, a section on implementation of design for sustainability in education is added to aid readers that wish to introduce this philosophy to younger students. This book will be beneficial to researchers, students in higher education institutions, design practitioners and engineers in private and public sector organization with aspirations to develop sustainable products in the future. Design for sustainability is one of the primary focuses in human advancement nowadays, with the aim of developing products and services that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Provides an overview on materials and process design for sustainability Discusses theoretical aspects about design for sustainability Includes a discussion of the most recent advances and applications in design for sustainability

Sustainable Construction Technologies

Sustainable Construction Technologies Book
Author : Vivian Y. Tam,Khoa N. Le
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2019-01-03
ISBN : 0128117508
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Construction Technologies: Life-Cycle Assessment provides practitioners with a tool to help them select technologies that are financially advantageous even though they have a higher initial cost. Chapters provide an overview of LCA and how it can be used in conjunction with other indicators to manage construction. Topics covered include indoor environment quality, energy efficiency, transport, water reuse, materials, land use and ecology, and more. The book presents a valuable tool for construction professionals and researchers that want to apply sustainable construction techniques to their projects. Practitioners will find the international case studies and discussions of worldwide regulation and standards particularly useful. Provides a framework for analyzing sustainable construction technologies and economic viability Introduces key credit criteria for different sustainable construction technologies Covers the most relevant construction areas Includes technologies that can be employed during the process of construction, or to the product of the construction process, i.e. buildings Analyzes international rating systems and provides supporting case studies

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Book
Author : Ch. F. Hendriks
Publisher : Uitgeverij Æneas BV
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9789075365436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Building Standards and Guidelines for Mixed Use Buildings

Sustainable Building Standards and Guidelines for Mixed Use Buildings Book
Author : Ranjit Gunewardane
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2018-09-29
ISBN : 1546259899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With increasing numbers of consumers becoming more environmentally conscious in their purchasing behavior, environmental practices are a decisive factor in the real estate sector. Reconciling the seemingly opposing goals of improving the environment and providing the needed infrastructure to support economic growth is the origin of the sustainable green building concept. This concept is simply about being mindful of the potential impact that the design, construction, and operation of commercial buildings will have on the environment and devising innovative strategies to mitigate or eliminate these impacts. This means changing the traditional process of designing buildings and their construction and operation, as well as the integration of emerging trends in many technology fields into buildings. The Sustainability Building Standards and Guidelines contains information intended as minimum standards for designing, constructing, and equipping sustainable mixed-use buildings. Insofar as practical, these standards relate to desired performance or results or both. Sustainable green buildings are as much about construction as they are about design. The book includes a description of the special design features, construction processes, the systems of operation and maintenance, and the interrelationships of these various functions. Increasingly, staying competitive means building owners / property developers, designers, manufacturers, and contractors are focused on achieving increasingly environmentally friendly and energy-efficient buildings with the ultimate goal of producing environmentally and energy-neutral buildings.

Sustainable Construction Techniques

Sustainable Construction Techniques Book
Author : Sebastian El Khouli,Viola John,Martin Zeumer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-06-01
ISBN : 9783955532383
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What makes building materials sustainable? How to reduce the amount of embodied energy in building constructions? And how does a Life Cycle Analysis work? These are questions which are becoming increasingly more common in the context of sustainable construction. The DETAIL Green Book "Sustainable Construction Techniques" offers a thorough guide to ecological building design and sustainable construction methods, which will be particularly valuable for architects. The authors provide an overview of the most relevant databases and certification standards for building products and illustrate how a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. They also identify key ways of optimising the planning process in line with ecological criteria, while offering advice for the selection of building materials and elements. Detailed documentation from five buildings constructed in Europe and North America serve to illustrate the associated assessment processes in this book.

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction

Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction Book
Author : J. K. Yates,Daniel Castro-Lacouture
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 131536218X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction outlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes. The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations. The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter. This book provides information on: Definitions for sustainability terms Sources for locating global sustainability requirements Current sustainability issues Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications Sustainable design Life-cycle cost assessment models Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry Corporate-level sustainability practices Project-level sustainability practices Global sustainability trends and implications Sustainable materials Sustainable heavy construction equipment Traditional and alternative energy sources LEED Green Building Rating System Sustainability organizations and certification programs Sustainability implementation resources A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction

The Complete Book on Construction Materials

The Complete Book on Construction Materials Book
Author : NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers
Publisher : NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Release : 2007-01-01
ISBN : 8190439839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Construction industry is the largest consumer of material resources, of both the natural ones (like stone, sand, clay, lime) and the processed and synthetic ones. Each material which is used in the construction, in one form or the other is known as construction material (engineering material). No material, existing in the universe is useless; every material has its own field of application. Stone, bricks, timber, steel, lime, cement, metals etc. are some commonly used materials by civil engineers. Selection of building material, to be used in a particular construction, is done on the basis of strength, durability, appearance and permeability. The stone which is used in the construction works, in one form or another is always obtained from the rocks. The rocks may be classified in four ways; geological classification, physical classification, chemical classification and classification based on hardness of the stone. Various king of rocks come under these classification for example; igneous rocks, plutonic rocks, sedimentary rocks, silicious rocks, stratified rocks etc. brick is the most commonly used building material which is light, easily available, uniform in shape and size and relatively cheaper except in hilly areas. Bricks are easily moulded from plastic clays, also known as brick clays or brick earth. Bricks can be moulded by any of the three methods; soft mud process, stiff mud process and semi dry process. There are various kinds of bricks; specially shaped bricks, burnt clay bricks, heavy duty bricks, sand lime bricks, sewer bricks, refractory bricks, acid resistant bricks etc. lime is an important building material, it has been used since ancient times. Lime is used as a binding material in mortar and concretes, for plastering, for manufacturing glass, for preparing lime sand bricks, soil stabilization etc. Concrete is a construction material obtained by mixing a binder (such as cement, lime, mud etc.), aggregate (sand and gravel or shingle or crushed aggregate), and water in certain proportions. Based on the binding materials, the common concretes can be classified as; mud concrete, lime concrete, cement concrete and polymer concrete. World demand for cement and concrete additives is projected to increase 8.3 percent annually in next few years. This book basically deals with rock and stone, formation of rocks, classification of rocks, geological classification, metamorphism physical classification of rocks, chemical classification, classification based upon hardness of the stone composition of stone (rock forming minerals), igneous rock forming minerals, sedimentary rock forming minerals, texture of the rocks, types of fractures of rock, uses of stone, natural bed of stone, aluminium and magnesium alloys, mechanical properties of a partially cured resin, DMA characterization, chemical advancement of a partially cured resin, differential scanning calorimeter characterization, chemical mechanical relations, moisture content as a variable, wetability and water repellency of wood, fungal and termite resistance of wood etc. The book provide wide coverage of building materials such as stone, bricks, lime, mortars, concrete, asbestos, gray iron, cast iron, steel castings, aluminium, wood, architectural paints and so many others with their applications in building construction. The book is resourceful for all professionals related to construction field, technocrats, students and libraries.

The Engineering Guide to LEED New Construction Sustainable Construction for Engineers GreenSource

The Engineering Guide to LEED New Construction  Sustainable Construction for Engineers  GreenSource  Book
Author : Liv Haselbach
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2010-08-09
ISBN : 0071745114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Up-to-Date Guide to the Latest LEED-New Construction Guidelines Fully revised for version 3.0 of the LEED-New Construction rating system (LEED-2009), this GreenSource book helps you acquire the skills needed to apply LEED-NC to sustainable construction projects. The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction, second edition, offers comprehensive coverage of the environmental systems and impacts on which many of the LEED-NC subcategories are based. Detailed equations and exercises in the book can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. Valuable information on real-world applications of LEED-NC in military, low-impact development (LID), and other sectors is included in this practical resource. THE ENGINEERING GUIDE TO LEED-NEW CONSTRUCTION COVERS: Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system Sustainable sites Water efficiency Energy and atmosphere Materials and resources Indoor environmental quality Innovation in design and regional priorities A systematic view of green and minimum program requirements Department of Defense sustainable construction and indoor air quality (IAQ) Low-impact development

Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction Book
Author : Jeff R. Kersey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the trialling of a set of KPIs for sustainable construction and distils the lessons learned to enable their dissemination to the wider industry.

Promoting Sustainable Construction Industry Activities

Promoting Sustainable Construction Industry Activities Book
Author : United Nations Centre for Human Settlements
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Open House International

Open House International Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Solutions for Dutch Housing

Sustainable Solutions for Dutch Housing Book
Author : Gerda Klunder
Publisher : Sustainable Urban Areas
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Delft Centre for Sustainable Urban Areas carries out research in the field of the built environment and is one of the multidisciplinary research centers at TU Delft. The Delft Research Centres bundle TU Delft's excellent research and provide integrated solutions for today's and tomorrow's problems in society. OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies and the Faculties of Architecture, Technology, Policy and Management and Civil Engineering and Geosciences participate in this Delft Research Center. Sustainable housing and management has, to date, been primarily based on an intuitive approach. Numerous measures have been formulated to promote sustainable construction and to reduce the environmental impacts of the built environment. However, little is yet known about the extent of the environmental benefits thereof. Moreover, methods and tools are mainly directed to new construction. This thesis makes clear that short-term environmental benefits in sustainable housing construction are rather limited. Renewal of the post-war housing stock offers excellent changes for improvement of the environmental performance of housing. With a newly developed method it is proven that renovation causes les environmental impacts than demolition followed by new construction. However, at the same time the usefulness of Life Cycle Assessment for buildings is doubted. This thesis is particularly interesting for scientists in the field of methods and tools for sustainable construction and management.

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management

International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reshaping Construction Management for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Implementation of LeanBIM Concept in Construction

Reshaping Construction Management for Sustainability and Resource Efficiency  Implementation of LeanBIM Concept in Construction Book
Author : Moataz Younes
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2015-10-09
ISBN : 3668063060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Engineering - Civil Engineering, , course: Construction managment, language: English, abstract: Construction is considered to be a high waste generating industry, in spite of its importance for human lives and economies. A lot of researches have been conducted to find out new ways to improve the way construction projects are managed. The main goals of these researches were to reduce the cost and time for projects as well as increase the quality of the final product. In 1990’s Lean Construction concept has been founded as an alternative for the conventional construction project management methodologies, based on Lean manufacturing concepts focusing on value and reducing waste in the construction processes. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a modern tool enabling intelligent model based process. BIM implementation has a lot of benefits to the construction, for instance, making use of visualization of the final product to facilitate communication between different disciplines and team members, enable what-if analysis and analyze the constructability of a building. During the last decade, Pioneering contractors in US have realized the synergic fit between Lean and BIM. The interaction between Lean Construction and BIM has been the topic of many researches since then. This research introduces the term “LeanBIM”, which refers to the combination of the tools of Lean and BIM, and discuss their effects on sustainability and resource efficiency. An extensive review of literature is carried out and a survey is conducted on the Lean and BIM professionals and researchers from all over the world. The results showed the positive effect of LeanBIM implementation on sustainability of building as well as resource efficiency. LeanBIM is also expected to reduce the overall cost and time required for construction, and increase the quality. The results also showed that there is shortage in Lean/BIM professionals, lack of legal framework to enable the collaboration between all parties, lack of awareness of LeanBIM benefits. It is observed from the result that a considerable investment is required to form an IT infrastructure capable of implementing LeanBIM. Keywords: Lean Construction, Building Information Modeling, Sustainability, LeanBIM, Resource efficiency, Construction Project Management.

Ashrae Greenguide

Ashrae Greenguide Book
Author : American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Publisher : Ashrae
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781936504558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Provides information on green-building design. Concerned with sustainable, high-performance projects"--