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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Construction Engineering and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2000|
- construction pollution index (CPI)
- environmental management of pollution
- urban construction projects
- Environmental management systems (EMS)