A case study on the social aspect of sustainability in construction

A. D. Chasey, N. Agrawal

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Abstract

The contemporary philosophy of Sustainability is based on three concerns of human ecology: economy, environment, and social equity. The trend today is to make this tri-dimensional concept into a more useable science. Industries generally have well-defined mechanisms for operating under the Economic aspect. While most of them, including construction, have different methods for comprehending the dynamics of the environmental aspect, progress on the social front has been mostly inadequate. This paper focuses on the social aspect of Sustainability in the context of the construction industry and will explore various issues in the life cycle that impacts the applicability of the Sustainability philosophy in general or its social agenda in particular. A case study of an advanced technology facility project catalogues how social sustainability can be part of the project life-cycle through a framework for understanding, formulating and benchmarking the social issues in construction. This research is limited by the case study approach in the Advanced Technology Facility sector, but does provide insight into how social sustainability can affect project outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSDEC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction
Pages543-551
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2nd Annual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2012 - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2012Nov 9 2012

Publication series

NameICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction

Other

Other2nd Annual International Conference Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period11/7/1211/9/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Chasey, A. D., & Agrawal, N. (2013). A case study on the social aspect of sustainability in construction. In ICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction (pp. 543-551). (ICSDEC 2012: Developing the Frontier of Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction - Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784412688.065