For ongoing building and infrastructure projects, to evaluate their sustainability impact over the course of construction.
Do you know that even the most sustainably designed projects can leave a heavy toll on the environmental during their construction phase? Noise control, dust suppression and construction waste management on site are some areas that can make a project truly sustainable even before it is ready for occupancy. GSAS Construction Management (GSAS-CM) certification assesses such aspects of the construction processes and on-site practices that have a lasting sustainability impact. It provides a framework to perform measurements in line with normative standards and accepted practices to consider the impacts that projects can mitigate. Some ways GSAS-CM helps projects mitigate their environmental impact during construction is through efficient traffic management within and around the site; energy conservation through energy efficient fixtures and equipment and submetering systems; dust control by water sprays and avoiding uncovered long-term stockpiles, noise and vibration control to minimize the nuisance caused to on-site occupants and occupants of neighboring buildings; mechanisms to ensure land preservation by implementing a proper erosion control plan and protecting the soil and ground water contamination; waste segregation and final disposal; water conservation through separate meters for domestic and non-domestic water use; recycling and reuse of materials; light and visual impact control, construction site’s health and safety measures, and providing favorable conditions at workers facilities such as mass halls, rest areas, site offices and accommodation as needed.