ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENT CONSCIENCE CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES IN PAKISTAN USING SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
Sikandar Bilal Khattak1*, and Iftikhar Hussain1
Construction sector contribution to global and national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is significant. However, it is a source of carbon emissions and solid waste as well. The positive impact is more of a community or region based, whereas its contribution to climate change has a global spread. For years, environment-friendly construction, green buildings, lean construction, and sustainable construction has been portrayed as a possible alternative. However, the success factors for environment conscience construction differs in different regions. Identification of these factor is the first step towards achieving it. However, no all-inclusive study exists for a developing and terror hit country like Pakistan. This paper identifies and quantifies the environmental conscience factors, respectively. The data is then analyzed through Taguchi Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) to rank the factors. The results indicate that factors such as type of soil, which has some economic benefits or factors such as clean water, which are client requirements, are mostly considered, whereas factors such as recyclable products, renewable energy, and carbon emissions are least considered.
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