Towards greener construction
Today, amid the rise of eco-friendly practices and sustainable smart cities, the construction industry is shifting gears towards greener construction. More than ever, sustainable structures have become a vital keystone for securing long-term social, economic and environmental health. Let’s explore four ways we can introduce sustainable practices in every project:
Construction can be a dangerous business. Basic health and safety measures like Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training should always be conducted. It’s also crucial to keep updating safety measures to ensure risks are continually lowered.
A lot of energy is required to manufacture construction materials. The best way to save energy during the manufacturing process is to use recycled or re-purposed materials. Thanks to their reduced carbon dioxide emissions, a project’s ecological footprint will be greatly minimised.
Construction sites can consume a lot of energy. Having on-site offices and accommodation with an energy performance certificate can help reduce energy usage.
With the demand for affordable housing increasing, why not move construction off-site to a factory setting? This way, a smaller workforce is required and the training needed for each new recruit is significantly lessened.