Measures taken during construction
Measures that can be taken during construction are aimed at:
- Efficient utilisation and conservation of resources
- Promoting recycling and reuse of materials
- Ensuring healthy living conditions
- Reducing the global warming potential
The steps involved in this phase are:
Soil and vegetation
Priority: The top soil and existing vegetation need to be preserved during
Reason: The natural ecosystem of the site can use the existing climatic and soil
conditions to maximum advantage. Changes to the soil conditions can severely harm the ecosystem which then takes long time to revive itself.
Priority:Water should be efficiently used during construction.
Reason: A lot of water is required during construction. This water should be
recycled and reused as much as possible.
Proper measures should be taken to harvest rainwater even during the time of construction and wastage of water should
Priority: Waste generated during construction should be recycled and reused.
Reason: Construction waste can be reused for a variety of purposes.
eliminates the requirement of their disposal.
Priority: Proper sanitation facilities should be provided for construction
workers. Cleanliness of workplace with regard to material storage and waste disposal should be ensured.
Reason: Provision of proper sanitation facilities reduces pollution during the
time of construction. Proper storage of materials reduces loss and wastage.