Fenner, RA and Ainger, CM and Cruickshank, HJ and Guthrie, PM (2006) Widening engineering horizons: Addressing the complexity of sustainable development. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 159. pp. 145-154. ISSN 1478-4629Full text not available from this repository.
The complex, fragmented and diverse aspects of a sustainable development perspective are translated into an eight-point framework that defines a problem boundary larger than that traditionally adopted by civil engineers. This leads to practical questions intended to inform engineers who ask 'am I being sustainable?' during project implementation. The value of the questions is tested against a case history of a wastewater treatment project. This demonstrates the relevance of the questions to successive project delivery phases of defining the problem, choosing a solution and implementing that solution through design, construction and operation. The case history highlights that answers to several of the additional questions raised by considering this wider problem space are currently buried within government and clients' policies, regulations and standard practice; these answers may not be accessible to the professional engineer.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Design methods & aids Infrastructure planning Social impact|
|Divisions:||Div D > Sustainable Development|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 11:22|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2015 03:48|