E-ISSN: 2458-973X
Sustainability in the civil engineering and construction industry: A review
1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
2Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
3Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Air force Institute of Technology, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies 2022; 1(7): 30-39 DOI: 10.14744/jscmt.2022.11
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The negative consequences of construction may be minimized by using environmentally friendly construction techniques. There are many ways construction work impacts the environment. The purchasing and use of building materials and the chopping down of trees are only some of the various processes involved in construction. However, the bulk of traditional building methods have the most significant harmful impact on the environment. For future generations, sustainable construction techniques and practices must prioritize all principles of sustainability. This study examines the idea and substance of sustainable development, sustainable development's triple bottom line, the significance of the triple bottom line to the construction industry, corporate sustainability and knowledge transfer. Sustainability in construction works, how construction works affect the environment, environmental benefits of construction, barriers to sustainability in the construction industry, and recommends steps to sustainability in construction. The study also points out research gaps to be filled. In the methodology. reputable academic sources were found were found on Google Scholar, SCOPUS, the Web of Science, IEEE, Xplore, and Science Direct. As part of their study, the authors trimmed down the papers to those that best answered their research questions. After examining these sources, the authors restricted their attention to 55 sources that had a strong link to their study. Recommendations and conclusions were derived from a review of the available research as presented in this study. The study found that a project's social sustainability success depends on meeting the requirements of a wide range of stakeholders, also that sustainable construction creates a more equitable working environment, reduces costs, boosts productivity, and better health. It also provides economic advantages, more efficient use of resources, promotes the environment's protection, and increases the overall quality of life.