Publications / 2023 Proceedings of the 40th ISARC, Chennai, India

Sustainability in Construction Projects: Setting and measuring impacts

Priyanka Ramprasad , Bhargav Dave , Martin Zilliacus , Viranj Patel
Pages 722-729 (2023 Proceedings of the 40th ISARC, Chennai, India, ISBN 978-0-6458322-0-4, ISSN 2413-5844)

The construction industry has proposed many frameworks to tackle its significant impact on sustainability. But there is a dearth of tools that help stakeholders quantify and understand the impact of their activities, particularly in the construction phase of a building. This study started with a literature review followed by interviews with field experts to find more about the problems in existing frameworks and the best way to bridge the gap between the concept of sustainability and the actual practice.

The outcome was a framework with quantifiable parameters that could help identify, track and measure sustainability targets incorporated in existing software. The Framework was used to create a tool that professionals in the field could easily use to assess the impact of the construction activities using dynamic inputs from the site. It helps the stakeholders comprehend the implications of variations in the construction processes and provides data to strategize and achieve their sustainability targets.

Keywords: Sustainability impact assessment, Life cycle assessment framework, Construction phase