Environmental management of urban construction projects in China

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Conrad T C Wong

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    This paper presents a systematic approach to environmental management of pollution and/or hazards caused by urban construction projects in China. It proposes a qualitative approach to assess and control the problem and a method to calculate the construction pollution index (CPT), which provides a quantitative measurement of pollution and/or hazards caused by the urban construction projects. Based on the analysis and discussions, the paper further proposes that major construction companies in China should obtain ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certifications. By doing so, the construction companies can integrate the concept of environmental management into their construction management practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)320-324
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Construction Engineering and Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000


    • Environmental management
    • Construction projects
    • construction pollution index
    • China


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