Preparing the Construction Industry for Climate Change through Resilience and Adaptation

Mukaddes Darwish, Burchan Aydin, Arzuhan Burcu Gultekin

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Abstract

Despite the media's interest in the controversy of climate change, many experts agree that over the next few decades, the world will undergo potentially dangerous changes in climate. This will have a critical impact on almost every aspect of our environment, economies and societies. Research has steadily proven that human caused emissions are mostly responsible for the planet's warming trend. It is estimated, at present, that buildings contribute as much one third of total global greenhouse gas emissions. Primarily as a result of fossil fuels used during their operational phase. Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the world. Given those facts, the construction industry needs to adapt and evolve with the knowledge of the probable Eco impact associated with the industry. Adaptive strategies for an uncertain future must be applied so that buildings and infrastructure design is suitable
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Mar 2017

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