The construction industry, a cornerstone of societal development, finds itself at a crossroads where progress comes at the expense of a substantial environmental footprint. Responsible for a staggering 40 percent of global CO2 emissions, the industry has emerged as a significant contributor to environmental degradation. Aside from its potential for building structures over wild habitats, its energy consumption is high. Most of the heavy machinery and equipment still heavily lean on fuels.
In this panel discussion, the concept of sustainable construction will be defined, emphasizing the imperative use of recyclable and renewable materials, while also examining strategies to minimise energy consumption and waste production in building projects. Recognising that sustainable construction extends beyond project completion, the panel will delve into design considerations that minimise environmental impact throughout a building’s lifespan. Furthermore, the panel will address waste management and pollution control, examining the generation of hazardous waste in construction and proposing effective waste disposal and management strategies to prevent pollution. This panel discussion aims to foster a collaborative dialogue among industry experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to identify practical solutions and innovative approaches for promoting sustainable construction practices.
Join us in this critical conversation as we navigate the path toward a sustainable future, redefining the construction industry’s role in global environmental stewardship.
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