THE EFFECT OF THE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY DURING THE EXECUTION PHASE OF LARGE-SCALE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN ABU DHABI.

Muhammad Sami Ur Rehman, Mohammed Albattah, Latifa Khalid Almheiri, Mariam Ibrahim Alblooshi, Wadima Hamad Alrashdi, Muneera Khalifa Alharazi

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Abstract

In most developed and developing countries, sustainability is an extremely important goal to reach. Construction and infrastructure sectors, in many of these countries, have been investigating various key factors regarding sustainability and improving existing practices in the industry to reach the objectives of sustainable cities and communities. The construction industry is highly resource-intensive and various aspects of its overall practice adversely impact the environment. The main objective of this study was to explore and understand the effect of three popular construction systems i.e., traditional Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC), Precast Concrete (PC), and Light Gauge Steel (LGS) on the environmental quality during the execution phase of the construction projects. This research study chose a case study research metiiod and selected three large-scale housing development projects being executed in Al Ain city of Abu Dhabi Emirate as the case study projects. The semi-structured interviews with Project Managers of these case study projects revealed several sustainability-related aspects associated with the construction systems under study and also identified harmful activities during the construction execution phase. Key factors were identified through the content analysis to discuss and compare these three construction methods based on the feedback gathered through the interviews. This research study concludes that the LGS system requires less time and equipment to complete, produces less noise and dust pollution, and possesses the highest potential for sustainability among the three construction systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022 - Proceedings
EditorsShaila Bantanur
PublisherZEMCH Network
Pages494-501
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9788196074623
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Nov 3 2022Nov 5 2022

Publication series

NameZEMCH International Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2652-2926

Conference

Conference9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBangalore
Period11/3/2211/5/22

Keywords

  • Light Gauge Steel
  • Precast
  • RCC
  • SDG-11
  • Sustainable Development Goals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Science Applications

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