A framework for infrastructure sustainability assessment

Ashraf, Mahmud, Hossain, Md Raquibul and Griffiths, Andrew (2012). A framework for infrastructure sustainability assessment. In: J. Y. Richard Liew and Siew Chin Lee, Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures. 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore, (). 2 - 4 July 2012.

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Author Ashraf, Mahmud
Hossain, Md Raquibul
Griffiths, Andrew
Title of paper A framework for infrastructure sustainability assessment
Conference name 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures
Conference location Singapore
Conference dates 2 - 4 July 2012
Proceedings title Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher National University of Signagpore
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3850/978-981-07-2615-7_283
ISBN 9789810726157
9789810726164
Editor J. Y. Richard Liew
Siew Chin Lee
Total pages 6
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Sustainable infrastructure development is an inseparable part for a sustainable urban transformation. An appropriate assessment tool along with a suitable interpretation framework is necessary to achieve the sustainability goals of social, environmental and economic criteria. Available commercial sustainability rating systems are mostly focused on building systems such as LEED rating system, green star rating system etc. Current research explores the opportunity to introduce a sustainability phase model based infrastructure assessment framework. The main focus of the infrastructure sustainability phase model is to understand the pathway that an infrastructure development process should follow to attain specific sustainability issues covering the associated environmental and socio-economic aspects. Four distinct phases - Poor, Compliance, Efficiency and Sustainability - are defined herein to address the relevant environmental and socio-economic issues. Characteristics of each phase and the factors that instigate one phase to change into another phase are also identified. A sustainability change matrix is proposed as a graphical representation of the phase model and to identify the pathways to transform infrastructures in a desired fashion.
Keyword Sustainable infrastructure development
Urban transformation
Efficiency and Sustainability
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 10:07:28 EST by Md Raquibul Hossain on behalf of School of Civil Engineering