Physical Resources – Use & Management

This significant section covers the impacts of using the very wide range of physical resources needed for civil engineering projects. The questions include coverage of: life-cycle analysis, energy and carbon emissions in use, energy and carbon performance on site, minimising material use and waste, responsible sourcing of materials including selection of timber, using re-used and/or recycled materials, minimising use and impacts of hazardous materials, durability and maintenance, and future de-construction or disassembly, design for waste minimisation, legal requirements, waste from site preparation, minimising water consumption and embodied water, policies and targets for resource efficiency, and on-site waste management.