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Urban high-density construction sites and their surrounding community: Issues encountered and strategies adopted by contractors

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dc.contributor.author Spillane, John P.
dc.contributor.author Flood, Michael
dc.contributor.author Oyedele, Lukumon O.
dc.contributor.author von Meding, Jason K.
dc.contributor.author Konanahalli, Ashwini
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T13:45:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T13:45:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7157
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Inner city developments are a common feature within many urban environments. Where these construction sites are not managed effectively, they can negatively impact their surrounding community. The aim of this paper is to identify and document, in an urban context, the numerous issues encounter and subsequent strategies adopted by on-site contractors and local people, in the mitigation of factors which negatively impact their surrounding community. The objectives in achieving this aim are to identify what effect, if any, an urban construction site has on its surrounding environment, the issues and resulting strategies adopted by contractors on the factors identified, and also what measures are put in place to minimise such disturbances to the local community. In order to meet the requirements, a mixed methodology is adopted culminating in a literature review, case study analysis, contractor and community interviews, concluding in the development of two specific questions for both perspectives in question. The data is assessed using severity indices based on mean testing in the development of key findings. The results indicate that the main forms of disturbance to the local community from an urban development include noise, dust and traffic congestion. With respect to a contractor on-site, the key issues include damaging surrounding buildings, noise control and off-site parking. The resulting strategies identified in the mitigation of such issues include the implementation of noise and dust containment measures and minimising disruption to local infrastructure. It is envisaged that the results of this study will provide contractors operating in such environments, with the required information which can assist in minimising disruption and therefore, avoiding disputes with the local community members. By consulting with and surveying those most affected, this research will illustrate to on-site management, the difficulties faced by those who accommodate such developments within their living environment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ARCOM: Association of Researchers in Cosntruction Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings 29th Annual ARCOM Conference,Smith, S D and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D D (Eds.);pp. 871-880
dc.relation.uri http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=29th Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b
dc.rights First published by ARCOM: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=29th Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject confined site en_US
dc.subject site management en_US
dc.subject stakeholder engagement en_US
dc.subject urban development en_US
dc.title Urban high-density construction sites and their surrounding community: Issues encountered and strategies adopted by contractors en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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