EHS for Construction Sites Articles

  • Revealing causal pathways to sustainable water service delivery using fsQCA

    This study aimed to build on theory and practice regarding the combinations of conditions that influence water service sustainability when external partners are involved. The study investigates 26 well projects that have been implemented in developing countries with the assistance of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA). Using past literature on sustainable water service delivery in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Importance of Dewatering

    With spring comes two things: the onset of construction season for most of our country and rain- lots and lots of rain. The unpredictability of storms and the amount of rainfall is all a guessing game.  Jobsites flood, work stalls and projects get delayed. Rain makes it hard to keep dry and on-schedule. What’s the solution? Dewatering is a technique used to control ...


    By Pac-Van, Inc.

  • Construction safety and the top 10 OSHA citations for 2013

    Construction safety, that is, injuries and illnesses at construction sites, have been getting increased attention from OSHA Inspectors. Each year, OSHA compiles the Top 10 List of Citations to increase awareness of the most commonly found safety issues and reduce preventable injuries and illnesses. In 2013, 40% of the citations were from construction regulation violations. This is consistent ...

  • Strategic entry points for sustainability in university construction and engineering curricula

    Interest is growing regarding incorporating sustainability throughout university curricula, but the already full palette of educational requirements means that common tactics of adding new elective courses tend to isolate the concept and pit them against other courses in the curriculum. This paper presents six strategic entry points for sustainability in a typical construction– or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • M4 relief Road

    Huckbody Environmental provided oversight and technical advice to ARUP, on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales, as part of the EIA for the proposed motorway scheme. Inputs included review of the design and EIA work undertaken for the Public Inquiry and guidance on minimising the adverse environmental effects during construction. The M4 motorway links south and west Wales to England and ...


    By Huckbody Environmental

  • Engineering exploration

    Resistivity method uses in engineering usually involve mapping void for construction safety purpose. One survey ZZ did was to use crosshole resistivity method to verify the size and location of two karasts. Due to site limitation, only 32 and 20 electrodes were used. The inversion image found two low resistivity areas next to the borehole, which resemble the void. Latter drilling conferred with ...

  • Scaled critical factor index for optimal resource allocation in service and lean construction

    Service and construction require large resource, thus there is a need for a comprehensive method for optimal resource allocation. The purpose of this study is to develop and use scaled critical factor index (SCFI) for sustainable resource allocations in a service provision company and a lean construction project. In this research, 160 questionnaires were distributed and the response rate was 48%. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Essential Tips For Construction Equipment Cleaning

    Construction equipment cleaning is one of the most underestimated jobs in the construction industry. Cleaning of the construction equipment does not receive the due attention it deserves. Successful construction companies, though, ensure that construction equipment are cleaned thoroughly and professionally. The managers of these companies know that efficient and long lasting machines are ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • A comparative analysis of building materials for sustainable construction with emphasis on CO2 reduction

    Building contributes almost 40% of CO2 emissions and is a major contributor to the green house gas (GHG) emissions. Different types of construction materials possess a wide variation of embodied energy and emit CO2 at different magnitudes during its life cycle. Selection of appropriate construction materials can considerably cut down ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Kirk Environmental constructs Biffa`s `super AD facility` case study

    Contracting for Biffa, Kirk Environmental constructed the UK's largest anaerobic digestion plant capable of processing up to 120,000 tonnes of food waste every year. The plant will produce enough energy to power up to 6,000 homes which will be diverted to the national grid. Kirk Environmental constructed the 5 4800m² Glass Coated Steel Digestion Tanks complete with Stainless Steel Roofs. ...


    By KIRK UK

  • LEED certification provides many benefits for your transfer station

    One of the objectives of solid waste managers is to find new ways to educate people about how to live and work more sustainably. When you build your new transfer station, material recovery facility or other solid waste facility, you have a tremendous opportunity to put into practice those sustainability efforts to show people what a difference it can make. What does that mean for the design and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Project: Slum Sanitation Project

    Through investment by s and the support and creation of competent Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBEs), community toilet blocks were constructed and set up in Mumbai for slum dwellers under the  (SSP). Prior to its implementation; awareness and education campaigns were initiated throughout , willingness to pay (WTP) surveys were carried out, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainable construction in Colombia - an eclectic approach to European and U.S. regulatory tendencies

    The Ministry of Environment, Housing and Development (MAVD) has approved a proposal to award the Colombian Environmental Label (Sello Ambiental Colombiano - SAC) for sustainable construction. The initiative is innovative amongst Latin American countries, as the existing regulatory instruments provide for energy efficiency in buildings, in products and in processes, but do not regulate ...

  • Bollard Installation

    Sustained health and safety of the human population requires that remediation systems be set up to take care of high levels of contaminants in water bodies, soil groundwater or other locations as deemed fit. Environmental construction companies are frequently called up on for this purpose. Need for Bollard InstallationExecution of the remediation strategy may involve excavation, concrete coring, ...

  • Role of education and industry towards more sustainable construction

    With the increase in the environment legislation during the last three decades, awareness about sustainable construction is growing around the globe. This study benchmarks sustainable construction courses offered by accredited Construction Management Programmes in the USA. This study also identifies commonly used sustainable construction techniques used by the industry. Recognition through awards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conditional constructions: environmental discourses on natural ventilation

    The critical potential of the concept of sustainability may depend on its ability to provide a space for a meaningful dialogue about the possible appropriate relationships between technology, nature and society. However, the contemporary interpretation of sustainable building reflects a process in which a global, consensual and technocratic vision of environmental change has tended to dominate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management systems for sustainable construction: integrating environmental, quality and safety management systems

    The management systems implemented by contractors are paramount to encouraging sustainable construction. Evolving from developments in the manufacturing industries, a number of forward-looking contracting organisations are at the forefront of establishing Integrated Management Systems (IMS) within the UK. IMS can provide a framework for sustainable construction through the effective management of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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