Environmental management of urban construction projects in China

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Conrad T. C. Wong

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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic approach to environmental management of pollution and/or hazards caused by urban construction projects in China. It proposes a qualitative approach to assess and control the problem and a method to calculate the construction pollution index (CPI), which provides a quantitative measurement of pollution and/or hazards caused by the urban construction projects. Based on the analysis and discussions, the paper further proposes that major construction companies in China should obtain ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certifications. By doing so, the construction companies can integrate the concept of environmental management into their construction management practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume126
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • construction pollution index (CPI)
  • environmental management of pollution
  • urban construction projects
  • Environmental management systems (EMS)

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