Sustainable construction companies require construction management software to replace paper plans and files. But, for now, your organisation has an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. With an increasing amount of attention on the environmental impact of every industry, more construction firms are going to adopt sustainable construction methods. The evolution of the concept of sustainable development is used as a basis for advancing understanding of sustainable construction. – World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 In the extensive discussion and use of the concept since then (see e.g. November 2008; The IES Journal Part A Civil & Structural Engineering 1(4):301-307; DOI: 10.1080/19373260802404482. This "Sustainable Construction" Special Issue comprises selected papers for Sustainability.

This Special Issue welcomes articles that speak to the challenges and opportunities for sustainable construction, in all its facets. The construction sector is a big user of energy and thus emitter of carbon, in its own offices and other buildings, on its construction sites and through the total impacts of what is constructed - it therefore needs to act in a wide range of areas. News about Sustainable Development, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Construction is one of the main sectors generating greenhouse gases. The principles of sustainable construction Article. This industry consumes large amounts of raw materials, such as stone, timber, water, etc. Additionally, infrastructure should provide service over many years without safety problems. Topics raised may be technical, focusing on specific operational or procedural solutions; they may be project-focused, encompassing more holistic approaches; or they may target the company or industry at a strategic level. Principles of sustainable construction are developed and divided into four ‘pillars’ - social, economic, biophysical and technical - with a set of over-arching, process-oriented principles, to be used as a checklist in practice. Being able to boast of your green credentials will be a boost both to the natural environment, to the communities surrounding the build, and to your organisation’s … Sustainable development is development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Investing in sustainable construction technology that eliminates paper plans and files saves valuable time and money, not to mention the positive impact on the environment.