Green approach in road construction / Suhaila Ali ... et al.]

Suhaila Ali, Ali and Nurul Fatihah, Yahaya and Norbaizura, Abu Bakar and Mohd Hafiz, Saberi and Norhafizah, Yusop and Farhan, Md Dahlan (2015) Green approach in road construction / Suhaila Ali ... et al.]. In: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green), 7-8 October 2015, Dewan Kuliah Al-Khawarizmi Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

Abstract

Formation of road network involves various construction activities which may include deforestation that gives
impact to the environment. Therefore road construction has indirectly affected the environment in countless ways
and also has increased the destruction of the natural environment. As the environmental impacts of road
construction activities become more apparent, green approach in road construction moves forward and gaining its momentum. A green approach can be defined as a process of planning, design and constructing using
technology and concept at low cost in minimizing environmental impacts on communities and natural habitat. However, in the current road project, green approach is still new and sometimes contractors do not take this matter seriously. In this paper, the readiness and acceptability of contractors towards a green approach in road construction is studied. The data for this study was obtained through a set of questionnaire to targeted respondent and was analyzed by using SPSS software. From the study, it was found that green approach in road construction is being accepted and widely understood by a majority of main players in the construction industry but the implementation of the green approach has been found to be not widely carried out. From the analysis that has
been carried out, the result reveals that the government should come out with the strategies to improve the
implementation of green approach.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Suhaila Ali, Ali
suhai110@perak.uitm.edu.my
Nurul Fatihah, Yahaya
UNSPECIFIED
Norbaizura, Abu Bakar
UNSPECIFIED
Mohd Hafiz, Saberi
UNSPECIFIED
Norhafizah, Yusop
UNSPECIFIED
Farhan, Md Dahlan
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Sustainable architecture > Malaysia
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Roads
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Roads > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green)
Event Dates: 7-8 October 2015
Page Range: pp. 102-107
Keywords: sustainable development; sustainable construction; green approach; readiness; green road
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32606
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