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From Sustainable Construction Requirements to Codes and Standards
Department of Building Materials Technology, KTH Research School, University of Gävle, Sweden.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Concrete Structures.
2005 (English)In: 2005 International Congress - Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities / [ed] Dhir R.K., Newlands M.D., Whyte A., 2005, 455-464 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development requirements in society are presenting specifically expressed challenges to building and construction. These challenges are recognised and met by the building and construction sector on an overall level, but only slowly penetrate into the discussions and operation of daily construction work. An international trend towards increased demands on service life planning, in Europe e.g. expressed by the Construction Products Directive, resulting in an adaptation of standards and codes might promote a change in the construction industry. The article presents the history and background of sustainable construction, pictures the development and state of relevant directives and standards, and couples sustainable construction to the trend towards performance based thinking in construction. The rapid development of IT-based life cycle design and management tools is briefly commented. Is the building and construction sector mature enough to meet the challenges and to take this road to the future? There are market arguments and business possibilities, but also a daily practice providing examples of counteraction

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2005. 455-464 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Construction
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52957ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33645282807ISBN: 0727734032OAI: diva2:468303
International Conference on Application of Codes, Design and Regulations. Dundee, Scotland. 5 July 2005 - 7 July 2005
QC 20111221Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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