Environmentally Sensitive Construction Procedures

by Austin H. Emery, (M.ASCE), Regional Dir. of Transportation; New York Dept. of Transportation, Baylon, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 3, Pg. 87-89

Document Type: Feature article


Construction procedures produce disruptive effects on human and natural environments. Adverse impacts can be minimized best by environmentally sensitive planning and responsive designs. Construction project personnel are the last line of defense for environmental engineering. Demonstrated concern and open communication with the public alleviates apprehension for inconvenience and damage resulting from construction. Uniform national standards for environmental protection would enable the construction equipment industry to produce universally acceptable machines and contractors to bid work with confidence.

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Environmental issues | Construction management | Building codes | Human factors | Sustainable development | Professional development | Construction industry

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