IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ON ENVIRONMENT

Authors

  • Nagaraju Kaja Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Stuti Goyal Architect, Student of Master of Building Engineering and Management, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v10.i1.2023.1277

Keywords:

Construction, Impact on Environment, Environmental Pollution

Abstract

Construction processes and related activities have significantly aided in environmental pollution and degradation of environment, deforestation, and other environmental issues. Construction operations have a negative influence on the environment because of waste creation, consumption of resources, noise pollution, air pollution from construction dust, and foul odors from huge diesel-powered construction equipment and vehicles used for transporting materials. This study's objective is to evaluate how construction affects the environment in order to provide solutions for mitigation and strategies for enforcement. To acquire information from primary sources, a literature review was conducted. Although all these effects cannot be eliminated, but various mitigation strategies, such as Environmental Management System (EMS), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), Green Building (sustainable construction), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be used. As a result, the government and construction stakeholders should make a conscious effort to effectively integrate and start enforcing the present approaches/initiatives during the construction processes. These measures should be monitored from start to finish and legislative laws should be formulated in order to spell out punishment for the scenarios of violations. It is also advised that construction stakeholders become more aware of, and learn about, the environmental implications of building construction operations.

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Published

2023-01-18

How to Cite

Kaja, N., & Goyal, S. (2023). IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES ON ENVIRONMENT. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 10(1), 17–24. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v10.i1.2023.1277