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Impact of construction activities on the environment: Narrative review

Naina Srivastava*
Department of Botany, D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Karanpur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Received : 30th May, 2022 ; Revised : 30th June, 2022

Abstract– Nowadays the construction industry is progressing very fast. The way buildings are designed and constructed creates a harmful environmental hazard. According to research, the construction industry is the third largest energy-consuming industry. The objective of this paper is to highlight the impact of construction activities on the environment, assess current evidence and experience, identify the linkages between different construction activities and the environment and draw from these implications for reorientation in the design and implementation of construction projects. The literature was collected through different electronic databases, like NCBI, PubMed, SpringerLink, GoogleScholar, and research gate. The collected literature was synthesized according to the narrative review method. Available literature shows that the increasing urbanization by this industry is also increasing the temperature of the earth. Apart from this, the materials used in this industry are also responsible for polluting the environment. The main environmental problem related to building materials is air, water, and noise pollution.

Key words: Construction activities, environment, construction pollution, construction impact

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