Total Sustainability in the Built Environment

Total Sustainability in the Built Environment

Author: Alison Cotgrave

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230390591

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 339

The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, this book can be used as a core text or across several modules. The book begins with planning issues, after which each chapter charts the different stages of the construction process through to refurbishment of existing buildings. This textbook is aimed at undergraduate Built Environment and Construction students or pre-degree HND/FD students in Architectural Technology and Architecture, Building Surveying, General Practice Surveying, Urban Planning, Property Management, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Facilities Management and general programmes focussed on the environment. It will also be of interest to professionals working for construction and property companies as there are so few resources that give a complete overview of sustainability in construction.

Design Economics for the Built Environment

Design Economics for the Built Environment

Author: Herbert Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118944868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 694

The drive towards environmentally friendly buildings and infrastructure has led to a growing interest in providing design solutions underpinned by the core principles of sustainability to balance economic, social and environmental factors. Design Economics for the Built Environment: Impact of sustainability on project evaluation presents new directions, reflecting the need to recognise the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability in project evaluation. The aim is to provide a new approach to understanding design economics in the context of the changing policy environment, legislative and regulatory framework, and increasing economic, environmental and social pressure as result of the sustainability agenda. The book follows a structured approach from theories and principles in the earlier chapters, to the practical applications and emerging techniques focusing on value and social, economic and environmental considerations in making design decisions. It starts with the policy context, building on various theories and principles such as, capital cost, value of design and resource-based theories, the new rules of measurement (NRM) to explore cost planning, the relationship between height and costs, key socio-economic and environmental variables for design appraisal, eco-cost/value ratio (EVR), whole life theory and the treatment of carbon emission as external costs, productivity and efficiency, fiscal drivers and legal framework for carbon reduction, procurement and allocation of risks in contracts. Case studies, practical examples and frameworks throughout reinforce theories and principles and relate them to current practice. The book is essential reading for postgraduate students in architecture, building and quantity surveying and is also a valuable resource for academics, consultants and policy-makers in the built environment.

Regreening the Built Environment

Regreening the Built Environment

Author: Michael A Richards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351764797

Category: Architecture

Page: 247

View: 808

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: a new paradigm for the built environment -- 2 Why regreen the built environment? -- 3 Ecological design, energy, and waste -- 4 Land conservation and preservation -- 5 Auto-alternative transportation: a catalyst for greenspace -- 6 Roadways -- 7 Parking surfaces -- 8 Buildings and rooftops -- 9 Corridors -- 10 Alternative sites -- 11 Implementing green infrastructure -- 12 Concluding remarks -- Index

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I

Sustainable Built Environment - Volume I

Author: Fariborz Haghighat

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848260603

Category:

Page: 490

View: 100

Sustainable Built Environment is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Environmental conservation and technological innovation are two principal forces that drive the building industry toward the future. Technological innovation offers many opportunities to make buildings more dynamic and comfortable, and occupants more comfortable and productive. The necessity of environmental conservation, on the other hand, compels all types of developments and human activities to be environmentally responsive. The content of the Theme on Sustainable Built Environment is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering several topics: Urban Design ; Emerging Issues in Building Design; Environment, Energy and Health in Housing Design; Culture, Management Strategies, and Policy Issues in the Sustainable Built Environment; Using Technology to Improve the Quality of City Life; Urban and Regional Transportation, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment

Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment

Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119715139

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 275

The latest edition of the gold standard in construction project management references The newly revised sixth edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment, prepared by the Chartered Institute of Building, is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference covering the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. This latest edition covers the new technologies, internationalisation, changing legislation, and productivity and profitability challenges faced by contractors which all combine to drive significant change in the industry. The book demonstrates the application of systematic documentation and quality control to complex construction projects and offers guidance and tools that link key principles to practical project management. It is worldwide in scope and widely recognised as the industry standard on the subject. With fresh discussions of quality assurance, global codes and standards, time management, joint ventures, contract compliance, supply chain integration, design digitisation, and much more, the Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment also includes: A thorough introduction to project inception, feasibility analysis, strategy, and the pre-construction process Comprehensive explorations of the construction stage of projects, as well as testing and commissioning, and project completion, handover, and operation Practical discussions of post-completion review A glossary and index of essential terms in construction project management Perfect for project management professionals in construction contracting and client organisations, Code of Practice for Project Management for the Built Environment will also earn a place in the libraries of undergraduate and postgraduate students of project management and construction-related subjects. The Chartered Institute of Building is the world’s largest professional body for construction management and leadership. It has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. Members across the world work in the development, conservation, and improvement of the built environment.

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Author: John Roberts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0117536202

Category: Architecture

Page: 514

View: 852

This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

Creating Neighbourhoods and Places in the Built Environment

Creating Neighbourhoods and Places in the Built Environment

Author: David Chapman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135817909

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 942

This design primer examines the forces at work in the built environment and their impact on the form of buildings and their environments. The actions of a range of individuals and agencies and the interaction between them is examined, exploring the competing interests which exist, their interaction with physical and environmental forces and the uncertain results of both individual and corporate intervention.

Acoustics in the Built Environment

Acoustics in the Built Environment

Author: Duncan Templeton

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015034258163

Category: Architectural acoustics

Page: 178

View: 144

"Acoustics in the Built Environment is an invaluable work of reference for the building professional, covering all aspects of acoustics. It is unique in its range of topics: the environment, transport infrastructure, building design, building systems and buildings in use. Each section has been contributed by an expert in the field, and has been written in the light of recent developments such as the Environmental Protection Act and the Health and Safety Executive's Noise at Work Regulations for minimizing hearing damage." "The book presents information relevant to the day-to-day work of project design teams in a concise, readily accessible and usable form. Frequent reference is made to appropriate Standards, Acts of Parliament and other prescriptive documents, which can be cited in performance specifications." "Its broad range of subject matter and its ease of use make Acoustics in the Built Environment an indispensable source of information for anyone concerned with building acoustics, whether they are architects, planners, engineers or environmental health officers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment

Advancing Obesity Solutions Through Investments in the Built Environment

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309474627

Category: Medical

Page: 100

View: 631

The built environmentâ€"the physical world made up of the homes, buildings, streets, and infrastructure within which people live, work, and playâ€"underwent changes during the 20th and 21st centuries that contributed to a sharp decline in physical activity and affected access to healthy foods. Those developments contributed in turn to the weight gain observed among Americans in recent decades. Many believe, therefore, that policies and practices that affect the built environment could affect obesity rates in the United States and improve the health of Americans. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop in September 2017 to improve understanding of the roles played by the built environment in the prevention and treatment of obesity and to identify promising strategies in multiple sectors that can be scaled up to create more healthful and equitable environments. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Rural Built Environment of Sichuan Province, China

Rural Built Environment of Sichuan Province, China

Author: Yibin Ao

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813342170

Category: Social Science

Page: 426

View: 205

Major changes are taking place in the Chinese countryside as China rushes to modernizes and urbanizes its rural fabric. The transformation is improving the quality of life of rural inhabitants, but also brings about challenges as people strive to adjust. This book systematically examines the impact of change on the daily lives and activities of the residents of Sichuan Province, in China’s South-west. It examines the themes of infrastructure, transport modes and preferences, sanitation, water conservation, earthquake and flood disaster preparedness, and the impact these have on villager behavior and quality of life. This book is an essential reference guide for graduate students and practitioners in the fields of rural planning, renewal, and construction.