Sustainability

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Conservation funding
Environmental economics
Sustainability and the environment
Journal article

The implementation of lean construction and six sigma concepts in light brick installation: a case study in Cordova apartment project

Sustainability has become a significant issue this decade, and construction companies are required to be able to manage their resources effectively and efficiently through the completion of environmentally friendly projects. The purpose of this study is to minimize waste in light brick installation using lean...
Journal article

Lean practices using building information modeling (BIM) and digital twinning for sustainable construction

This investigation aims to find out the recent efforts of utilizing BIM for lean purposes in the last decade by critically reviewing the published literature and identifying dominant clusters of research topics.
Report

Design for a circular economy: reducing the impacts of the products we use

In this report, the legislation that has helped to drive greater energy efficiency is evaluated as well as recommendations to improve it. This includes ways to cut more energy and address resource efficiency to stop the UK getting through electronics at such an unsustainable rate...
Report

Sustainable Urban Development Assessment (SUDA)

This summary document presents an overview of the results obtained from the Sustainable Urban Development Assessment (SUDA), presenting highlights and interesting trends, as well as lessons learned and recommendations, which can be used to inform future actions.
Journal article

Sustainability and interoperability: an economic study on BIM implementation by a small civil engineering firm

In the area of civil engineering, due to the local nature of many of the software tools used, interoperability problems are frequent, with few studies addressing the economic impact of this, especially in small engineering firms. The main contribution of this paper is a design...
Report

The future is now: exploring the post-pandemic direction for Aotearoa New Zealand

We need to make collective decisions to improve the long-term prospects of all New Zealanders in a post-Covid world — but what are the most critical issues we will face, and how can we best address them? This report builds on previous papers from the...
Conference paper

Design Thinking in action: a DPR case study to develop a sustainable digital solution for labor resource management

Even though new tools and technologies are emerging rapidly for the construction industry, the rate of innovation and innovation adoption is low. The Design Thinking approach, which resembles the pull strategy in the Lean concept, has great potential in searching for and developing sustainable and...
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Guide

Mobility pulse insights

This report highlights how business can play an essential role in influencing employee, customer and sector mobility options. The report provides examples of business using mobility tools to provide economic savings, improve employee health and wellbeing, and reduce GHG emissions.
Journal article

Automatic structural design by a set-based parametric design method

Modern structural design faces new challenges, such as addressing the needs of several stakeholders and satisfying the criteria for achieving sustainability. In this project, the selected method was successfully applied and it was observed that it resulted in bridges that were more efficient in terms...