Social and Environmental Concerns in Construction

by Robert F. Borg, (F.ASCE), Pres.; Kreisler Borg Florman Const. Co., Scarsdale, N.Y., and Co-Chmn., Committee on Social and Environmental Concerns in Construction, Construction Div., ASCE,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


The work of the Committee is described from its formation 4 yr ago to date. It has worked on construction problems in fields of social concerns such as social impact, visual, historic, archeological, and paleontological preservation, minority and community involvement. It has also done work in the Physical Media such a construction's efforts on land, air, and water. In addition, it is working on noise and vibration caused by construction. The Committee's work in case studies, Board of Direction resolutions, liaison, news stories, investigations and evaluations is also described. The achievements of the Committee are reviewed and credit is given to the various members for their work. Efforts of the Committee include the investigations of radioactive sand in construction, the proposed new Auburn Dam in California, and energy conservation by those engaged in construction.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Environmental issues | Construction management | Historic preservation | Case studies | Infrastructure construction | Land use | Water management

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