No Waste: Managing Sustainability in Construction

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., Sep 28, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 412 pages
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Sustainability is a critical issue for the construction industry. In the short term, sustainability is often seen as a 'must do' item. In the longer term, all contractors will be seeing it as a source of competitive advantage. Public sector construction, infrastructure and other large projects such as the Thames Gateway and the Olympics in 2012 are all being driven down this route by pressure from Government. Uly Ma's No Waste is an extremely practical guide to managing sustainability in construction that draws on input from all the related stakeholders: the construction industry itself, the clients, designers and architects and the trades. The book explores how the industry can transform itself from business as before to business as it should be, from the micro level of good site practices to setting the right policies that drives a company onwards.

The text covers the management of sustainability and the accompanying CD ROM includes a wealth of material such as tool kits, templates and activities that can be shared throughout the organisation and used for team meetings, communication and training.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Talking About Sustainability
9
The AntiSustainability
115
Sustainability Policy
147
Doing Sustainability
169
NoWaste A Case Study
353
CKiS Common Knowledge in Sustainability
365
The Sustainability Buzzword Generator
377
Index
379
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About the author (2012)

Dr Uly Ma is principal consultant with Greenfile Developments, an organisation specialising in process improvement, lean operations and sustainability.

He was winner of the 2005 National Green Apple Award on Waste Management and developed the NoWaste programme with Bovis Lend Lease which was the Waste Initiative of the Year at Building Magazine's Sustainability Awards 2006. Uly has worked with construction industry partners including: Balfour Beatty Workplace, Bovis Lend Lease, BRE, Carillion, CIRIA, Constructing Excellence, Costain, Highways Agency, Laing O'Rourke, Mace, McCarthy and Stone, Skanska as well as UCATT and Unite, the trades unions.

He is a visiting fellow at London South Bank University where he teaches lean operations, project management and personal effectiveness on the MBA programme.

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