American Society of Civil Engineers


ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry


by Wai Kiong Oswald Chong, (editor), (Chair, Academic, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas) and Christopher Hermreck, (editor), (Chair, Industry, JE Dune Construction)
Sponsored by Construction Institute (CI) of ASCE
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1204-6 (print), 978-0-7844-7715-1 (PDF), 2012, xii; 734 pp., (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412046), 14x21.50cm, Include illustrations, references, and indexes.     (Barcode: 579212838)

Conference information: International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction (ICSDC) 2011; March 23-25, 2011, Kansas City, Missouri

ASCE sponsor: Construction Institute (CI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, held in Kansas City, Missouri, March 23-25, 2011. Sponsored by the Construction Institute of ASCE; University of Kansas.
This collection contains 88 papers examining the state of the art and practice in sustainable design and construction around the world. Construction researchers, educators, and practitioners describe new techniques and technologies to support sustainable design and construction. Many papers invoke integrated project design (IPD), which brings key members of the design and construction team together with the owner and others from the start of the project to deliver a project that is not only functional and economical but also environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
Topics include: climate change, emissions, and modeling of carbon and energy use; case studies on sustainability implementation; sustainable policy, corporate sustainability, and social sustainability; education in sustainability; energy sustainability, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and net zero energy; sustainability implementation on projects; design and process sustainability; sustainable materials; urban sustainability; and infrastructure and transportation sustainability.
These papers will be of interest to owners and developers; engineers and architects; construction professionals, educators, and researchers; students; and other professionals working to promote sustainable design and construction


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction management
Sustainable development
Urban areas
Infrastructure
Energy sources
Design