Architects and engineers will have to continue to innovate in order to address the world's growing needs while keeping the long term impacts of their design in mind. The Helix bridge is an architectural-engineering masterpiece which addresses the needs of the community while being designed for the longevity of the structure. Structural innovation and sustainable design have been perfectly combined
Introduction Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from the Brundtland report (United Nations, 1987): “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable construction is concerned with the economic, social, and environmental impact of creating buildings. Therefore it requires designers and contractors to employ building practices that will not cause long-term damage to the environment. Sustainable buildings are designed to be energy efficient, to be healthy for the users of the building, and to reduce pollution and waste. Sustainable construction is based on the three pillars of sustainability: "people, planet, and profit.” Fig 0.1 - Sustainability Chart (2013), Available at: http://www.downtownsquamish.com/userfiles/image/SustainablityChart.jpg This assignment takes the form of a reflective essay where a holistic view is taken of how sustainability in construction might be best achieved. In order to write the essay, research was undertaken to explore various methods of achieving sustainability in the design and construction of buildings as defined in the Brundtland Report.
The success of an organization significantly depends on the implementing of the excellence practices. An excellence practice can develop and strengthen the management systems and processes of an organization. Besides, it also can enhance the productivity and performance of the employees. Based on my experience, sustainable building is one of the excellence practices in construction industry because it can improve the performance in order to minimizing the consumption of nature resources and energy. 1.2.2 Concept of sustainable building Sustainable or green building can be defined as “any building that is sited, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained for the health and well being of the occupants, while minimizing impact on the environment”.
In Twenty-First Century, pollution is a big issue in over the world so people are carefully pay more their attention on protecting the environment than ever. Therefore, ecotourism has been introduced to customer by many tourism businesses include hotel, resort, airline or safari. This essay will compare and contrast some tourism business’s sustainable programs such as Eco Beach Resort, Habitat HQ Hostel and Qantas Airline. Then it will discuss the impacts of these sustainable options may have on the consumer’s decision process. Now people very care how their activities can impact to the environment.
So teamwork is absolutely important at this moment. The power of one person is limited, but teamwork makes a big difference. In the team, team members need to respect, listen to each other’s advices so that they can have more ideas to build the building better. They all have the same responsibilities to the society. They build good buildings not only benefit for other people, but also they enjoy the good environment.
In result, new solutions should be proposed to benefit from technology in addition to interaction with environment. In this regard, sustainability approach presented and defined in building and architecture sector to improve these challenges. Sustainability and sustainable development is about ensuring a better quality of life for people today and the generations to come, this requires the meeting of four key objectives (Bani. 2007). Social progress which recognizes the needs of everyone; Effective protection of the environment; Prudent use of natural resources; Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment.
Developing people is therefore a critical process because it allows individuals to benefit in terms of personal competence, growth, adaptability and continual employability, thus creating a sense of job satisfaction. Within this essay we will be looking at key strategies that organizations adopt in order to successfully develop and engage their staff so as to benefit both the individual and the company as a whole. `I was always conscious that I was making people come to work when they did not want to. They would rather be doing other things. So we created the conditions whereby people not only had to come to work in order to earn a living - they also wanted to come to work.'
Formal (rules and regulations) and informal institutions demand for better environmental and corporate social responsbility from firms. As a result, sustainability has become a key focus for multi national enterprises as it enabled companies to achieve better organizational performance. One of the Human Resources Management(HRM) function consists of assisting in creating and implementing sustainability strategy in various ways. Human Resources(HR) ensures that the employees of a global firm implement the strategy consistently across the globe. A sustaniable human resource management uses various methods and tools to create a global worksforce that trusts the organization and its strategies towards the global sustainability.
Research has made it clear that healthier living practices need to be implemented in our daily lives. Health concerns have raised awareness and motivation throughout the world in recent years. An interest in more physically interactive public areas and spaces has been a proposed idea to the matter. The Chicago’s World Fair became a catalyst of sorts to organized, active and functional landscaping. Funding is provided from both state and federal agencies but has recently been an area of less concern.
Environmental regulations have become very important and almost no civil engineering project is complete without being influenced by these regulations. In the construction industry a lot of emphasis has been placed on preserving the environment. In the not so recent past, large construction projects were started without undertaking impact studies on the environment. Nowadays it is a legislative requirement that a proper Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) must be compiled and approved before any construction work may commence. The growing importance of sustaining the natural environment is one of the major challenges that design and construction engineers face today.