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Engineering - Sustainability and Innovation
Engineering and Construction
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Innovation & Sustainability (#623474) Executive Summary Sustainable development entails a process of construction by which the business requirements of an enterprise is protected at the same time does not cause any harm to the natural environment. The requirements of an enterprise comprise the employers, employees and the several thousand shareholders who have a stake in the functioning of the business.
The place should exude warmth and confidence. Sustainable construction is therefore very critical to the economic, social and environmental fabric of society. Estimates suggest that in developing countries about 40% of the human population would be living in cities compared to 20% that was present in 1950. (Sustainable Building & Construction, 2003) Around 40,000 sq.km of cultivable land is being urbanized every year. The worst areas that are going to be hit are the developing countries where infrastructure boom is coming up in the next few years. It is understood that the building designs are capable of lasting 80-100 years on an average. It is therefore very important that a construction having such large scale life should be built in a sustainable manner so that fits into the surrounding environment. It can be argued that while lands that are used for irrigation being converted to concrete jungles would inevitably lead to loss of farming and have an adverse effect on the food chain around the world, rise in construction activity would lead to increase in jobs in the construction sector. ...
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