Select a sector/ an area (e.g. Highways/transportation, Water supply, Power generation, Housing etc.) of the built environment, identify the likely environmental impacts
Events and the External Environment
LO3: Possess an understanding of the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.
LO4: Have a thorough awareness of current legislator and governing guidelines in the context of civil engineering projects including health and safety, quality assurance, and environmental issues.
This is an individual assignment designed to provide opportunity for independent research into sustainable construction. The coursework submission is preceded by an oral presentation as indicated in the Module Calendar.
Requirement 1. “Select a sector/ an area (e.g. Highways/transportation, Water supply, Power generation, Housing etc.) of the built environment, identify the likely environmental impacts of this selected sector/area and discuss how environmental management tools can contribute to achieving more sustainable systems and environment.”
Critical appreciation/appraisal to cover aspects such as: environmental impact assessment (EIA); Environmental management systems; Concept of sustainability;
2. Use a current example as a case study in your chosen sector in 1 to demonstrate your understanding of how sustainability can be applied in construction/built environment.
3. Students will be awarded marks for their originality, critical appraisal, the use of academic language and appropriate referencing.
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