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o.w.e. on Building Construction

o.w.e. on Building Construction

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Published by DIPANJAN SEN
ABOUT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
ABOUT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

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Published by: DIPANJAN SEN on Nov 16, 2009
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O.W.E. ONBUILDINGCONSTRUCTION
PRESENTEDBY:
 TIASA MITRA,MRIDULA GHOSH &DIPANJAN SEN.
 
 
INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 
When building a house, ideally, theWhen building a house, ideally, theweather will be perfect, all the materialsweather will be perfect, all the materialswill arrive on time and intact, and thewill arrive on time and intact, and thetrades people will be ready and on time.trades people will be ready and on time.Unfortunately this is a very rare occasion.Unfortunately this is a very rare occasion.The weather could take a turn for theThe weather could take a turn for theworse, materials could be late or itemsworse, materials could be late or itemsmissing, the electrician could be held upmissing, the electrician could be held upat another job, or any number of thingsat another job, or any number of thingscould go wrong. The point is that buildingcould go wrong. The point is that buildinga house can be a chaotic event.a house can be a chaotic event.
 
 
OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE 
Reducing the environmental impact of the construction processReducing the environmental impact of the construction processbegins with managing necessary demolition responsibly. Manybegins with managing necessary demolition responsibly. Manymaterials can be salvaged for reuse or collected for recycling,materials can be salvaged for reuse or collected for recycling,often by specialized waste receivers. These services can actuallyoften by specialized waste receivers. These services can actuallysave money for the contractor or owner, because transportationsave money for the contractor or owner, because transportationcosts and dumping fees are reduced and some items are worthcosts and dumping fees are reduced and some items are worthcash.cash.Protecting the site from undue damage to soils, vegetation and airProtecting the site from undue damage to soils, vegetation and airquality and preventing stormwater contamination duringquality and preventing stormwater contamination duringexcavation and construction is the second part of responsibleexcavation and construction is the second part of responsibleconstruction.construction.The third part is ensuring that construction waste is minimized,The third part is ensuring that construction waste is minimized,recyclables are recovered and toxic releases on site are minimized.recyclables are recovered and toxic releases on site are minimized.The final part is ensuring that building occupants are protectedThe final part is ensuring that building occupants are protectedfrom construction-related health hazards during renovations, orfrom construction-related health hazards during renovations, orduring first occupancy after completion.during first occupancy after completion.

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