LCA Study Investigating the Impact of Construction on Sloping Sites

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dc.contributor.author Forsythe, PJ
dc.contributor.author Ding, GK
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:38:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation 2011, pp. 1 - 47
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-921763-27-4
dc.identifier.other R1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19457
dc.description.abstract The building sector is increasingly aware of the environmental impact of buildings. In Australia buildings produce approximately 23% of this country's total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies are helping in the development of sustainable buildings; however, not much has been done on the impact of construction processes including cut and fill excavation. This report provides FWPA, designers and practitioners in the construction industry with an understanding of the environmental impact of cut and fill excavation construction on sloping sites (from 1:10 to 1:2 gradients) in NSW. The study quantifies all the significant LCA inputs and outputs to the cut and fill excavation, retaining wall and associated subsoil drainage works. It also developed an evaluation matrix that compares environmental impacts and GHG emissions. The LCA considered all impacts of the manufacture of building products, their transport, the construction and operating phases, and the final disposal of the product after its useful life. It was evident that a steep slope substantially increases the cumulative energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative solutions such as suspended flooring systems may minimise the disturbance to the land and natural habitat.
dc.publisher Forest and Wood Products Australia (PRA188-1011)
dc.title LCA Study Investigating the Impact of Construction on Sloping Sites
dc.type Report
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 47 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 951199
dc.personcode 104827
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainable buildings: Life cycle assessment (LCA); sloping sites; cut and fill constructions. en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainable buildings: Life cycle assessment (LCA)
dc.description.keywords sloping sites
dc.description.keywords cut and fill constructions.
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Built Infrastructure
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of Built Environment (ID: 332)


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