Sustainability

Construction and Demolition, and how to guide, approach to a circular economy.

Introduction Global urbanization has accelerated human population expansion in recent decades, requiring more material resources. Construction uses 32% of natural resources (Yeheyis et al., 2012). However, this figure is lower than in the 1990s (40%) (Rees, 2010); it is estimated that over 75% of building waste has a residual value and is not presently utilized…

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Episode 4 – How Hydrogen Strategy will drive towards net Zero sustainability target

Transcript: Hydrogen Strategy Hydrogen homes look ordinary, but this small change can make a big difference. For example, a hydrogen cooker gives orange flames rather than blue flames and only emits water vapor into the atmosphere. Hello friends, my name is Charlie and you are listing to Civils Bites. Podcast. In this podcast, we’ll see…

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Episode 2 – Circular Economy and Transport Infrastructure

Transcript: The need for a circular economy on a global scale is no longer just a discussion on the future, it is the need of the hour and so does the smart ways to live, travel and thrive, we are living in the future and we must take action on what was suggested to be…

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How would Hydrogen Infrastructures, accomplish hitting the fundamentals of the 2050 sustainable target?

Introduction Governments all across the world keep on looking at hydrogen Infrastructures for the right blend of future vehicle technologies that will empower extended individual portability and freight transport with close to zero discharges. This advanced step toward zero emanations is spurred by the concurrent drivers of further improving air quality, protecting against increased environmental…

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A pragmatic approach: how enabling works can improve project success.

Introduction Enabling works is a general explanation for site preparation works that may happen preceding work under the principle construction contract. Essentially, site preparation refers to the execution of certain exercises that should be taken to guarantee the greatest well-being and security and that construction activities won’t be impeded. Site preparation is done prior to…

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How badly are impacted the cost of infrastructure by the whole life cycle?

Whole life cycle costing Considers the entire cost of infrastructure a product or service over its total life span, from inception to removal including buying, recruiting or rent, maintenance, utilities, functionality, and removal. Usually, the initial costs are just a little part of the expense of operating it. Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a technique…

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Urban regeneration projects, life improvement, and a driver for growth.

Introduction Urban regeneration includes the investment of private and public cash into regions needing enduring improvement. Generally, there are three kinds of urban regeneration: Economic  Environmental  Cultural/Social  Various urban regeneration interventions are done for different purposes. Such as:  Improving the housing conditions to satisfy the residents’ basic shelter needs Making regions more alluring to occupants…

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Is it worth the tag-price of infrastructure in small rural clusters?

Introduction Rural regions cover 75% of the European Union’s territory region and are clearly the foundation of Europe’s primary area. Nonetheless, they generally confront various huge difficulties, like low approach to business sectors, absence of infrastructure, the restricted scope of services, restricted job opportunities, labor provision, and a higher danger of deprivation and social prohibition….

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What are the benefit of a circular economy and whole life cycle costing?

Since the inception of the industrial revolution, the human race has always been a fan of the linear model of manufacture and consumption. Unrefined components have been converted into products that are thereafter sold, utilized, and changed into junk that has been commonly unknowingly disposed of and overseen circular economy. In the linear economy model,…

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Is it any environment benefit of the circular economy for civil engineering?

Introduction If you have been following our blogs, you may have read in detail about Circular Economy and its various environment benefit. Today we are going to talk about the numerous benefits which the circular economy offers to civil engineering. Let’s explore now how the circular economy model approach is favorable for civil engineering. It…

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