Protecting the Environment During Constructionby Enno Koehn, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Construction Engrg. and Management; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, Ind.,
James A. Rispoli, (M.ASCE), Lieutenant Commander; Civ. Engr. Corps., U.S. Navy, Northern Div., Naval Facilities Engrg. Command, Philadelphia, Pa.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 233-246
Document Type: Journal Paper
Present practice appears to indicate that nonpoint source pollution will be controlled most effectively by a combination of fitting the development to the particular site, reducing, if possible, the grading and exposure of bare soils, and by applying control measures at the proper times. Methods to reduce the amount of erosion and the resulting pollution due to the transportation of sediments are presented and an expression designed to measure soil loss is outlined. Examples and construction cases are presented. The importance of air quality and control of miscellaneous wastes such as pesticides and fertilizers is emphasized. The control of storm water during construction and the life of the facilities being built is also discussed.
Subject Headings: Construction management | Soil pollution | Air quality | Stormwater management | Nonpoint pollution | Sediment transport | Soil loss
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