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Global Construction and the Environment Strategies and Opportunities

by Fred Moavenzadeh

  • ISBN: 9780471012894
  • ISBN10: 0471012890

Global Construction and the Environment Strategies and Opportunities

by Fred Moavenzadeh

  • List Price: $160.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 04/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780471012894
  • ISBN10: 0471012890
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Description: Clients today expect their construction contractors to be familiar with emerging environmental technology... able to help them deal with environmental regulations effectively and confidently... and ready to assist them in reducing and eliminating waste at the source. The pressure from environmental demands on even traditional construction work is growing every day. And so are the opportunities. From the production of building materials to dealing with the waste created by construction itself... from the improvement of building operating efficiency to the building of recycling and reprocessing facilities... from environmental services for hazardous waste remediation, solid waste management, and air pollution to wastewater treatment, water supply, and energy conservation - the scope of the construction industry is mind-boggling. This book gives you a complete overview. Featuring presentations and discussions given at a recent symposium sponsored by MIT's Center for Construction Research and Education and Japan's Hazama Corp., it addresses all the key issues and opportunities for today's construction industry. You'll find full discussions of the... Background - how the construction industry has entered environmental markets, beginning with sewage plants and water treatment facilities and expanding into hazardous waste and site clean-up projects; . Barriers and entry points - the best strategies for participation, from starting up or acquiring specialized divisions or subsidiaries to alliances, plus the marketplace barriers to innovative technologies and potential solutions and the EPA's countermeasures; . Policy and regulations - the major U.S. legislation, analyzing the various forms ofregulation and the shift from centralized control to incentives and market-based approaches; . Technology - a wide range of environmental technologies, including the important areas of solid waste and hazardous waste management and remediation and cleaner, more efficient energy use and generation; . Opportunities and markets - new, highly profitable segments where a low-risk, low-regulation climate favors R&D; marketplace breakdowns with abundant data and analyses; and world market trends for the EEC, Pacific Rim, and former Soviet bloc; and. Survey results - the results of an authoritative survey conducted by the Center for Construction and Education at MIT that examines the opportunities in construction industry. Many construction firms are entering this burgeoning market; let this book help your firm be among the leaders.
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