Sustainablebuilding in England and BarriersExperienced by Stakeholders in Delivering Sustainable Developments The qualitative research in this journal included five differentcase studies of residential and mixed use schemes, undertaken between 2001 and2004. The objective of this researchwas to analyze the processes involved in a ‘successful’ project alongside thosethat were representative of ‘conventional’ schemes. In-depth interviews were alsoundertaken with stakeholders. Planning application files and planning committeereports, along with research reports relating to the cases were analyzed.
A framework for understanding wastemanagement studies in construction The methodology used within this journal achieved accurateresults by gathering various papers relating to C&D waste management, andbased on a set of rigorous behaviours, the selected journals have been analysedusing a software called NVivio, a common approach in undertaking qualitativedata analysis. Based on the results obtained from NVivo, a bibliometricanalysis of research in C&D waste management is presented, followed by anin-depth literature analysis. Quantitative Architects’ perspectives on constructionwaste reduction by design The construction industry plays a leadingrole in improving the quality of the built environment. The QuantitativeMethodology used in this report is accurate. A complex, yet important topic ofdiscussion and exploration, however, it all bows down to the opinions ofarchitects and this questionnaire approach is a good choice, as it providestruthful data for statistical analysis. The journal states ‘The construction, demolition and excavation waste arising in Englandalone was estimated at 91 million tonnes in 2003’.
By means of a questionnaire, this journal investigatesthe origins of waste management and the responsibilities of waste managementwithin the architectural profession. Surprisingly, the findings obtained fromthe survey shows that waste management was not a priority in the designprocess. Architects questioned seemed to take the view that waste is mainlyproduced during site operations and rarely generated during the design stages.This contradicts the fact that about one-third of construction wasteessentially arises from design decisions. Onthe effectiveness in implementing a waste-management-plan method inconstruction As the rate of construction in the UK has increased, along with the presentand primary concern of sustainability, there is a pressing need to improvewaste management, and this can be achieved by implementing a waste managementplan in to construction. This will help to maximize productivity, reduce costsand promote sustainable development.
In order to examine the effectiveness of implementing a waste managementplan for all construction projects, a questionnaire survey was conducted withinthis research journal. As discussed in the previous section, construction wastemanagement is of vital importance MixedMethods Benefits andbarriers of construction health and safety management (HSM): Perceptions ofpractitioners within design organisations The research methodology used in the journal is mixed,involving quantitative and qualitative methods. Questionnaires were distributedto the practitioners drawn from the small and medium sized organisations withinthe UK. From the results obtained, the most important benefits arising fromdeployment of HSM programmes amongst the practitioners were as follows: Safer workplace Enhanced company reputationDecrease in accidents Confined siteconstruction: An empirical analysis of factors impacting health and safetymanagement The research undertaken has been achieved through a mixedmethod approach by conducting extensive qualitative and qualitative research inthe form of case studies, interviews and a questionnaire survey.The main issues relating to the management of H withina construction site environment obtained from the results of the research were:Difficulty to move materials around the sitesafelyThe Lack of adequate room for the effectivehandling of materialsDifficulty in ensuring the site is tidy and allplant and materials are stored safelyClose proximity of individuals to operation oflarge plant and machineryDifficulty in ensuring the proper arrangementand collection of waste materials on?siteDifficulty in controlling hazardous materialsand equipment on site