Every day, large-scale projects are being put into action to innovate and repair infrastructure and resources in Malaysia. Sustainability in our projects practices forms the backbone of modern project planning and management, allowing us to ensure that each project is conducted using the safest, most environmentally friendly, and long-lasting methods available.
Using research and innovation, we can incorporate new and sustainable methods that both cut down on emissions during a project and extend the life span of completed projects, saving resources on repairs and reconstruction. With over 60% of highway projects in the Malaysia alone, ensuring that projects such as paving infrastructure are completed efficiently has a significant financial and sustainable impact.
Perform Lifecycle Assessments
To quantify the economic, environmental, and social impact of projects, KCSB develop multi-step lifecycle methodologies to evaluate success. Qualifying factors will vary depending on the area being built, so creating evaluation materials will be contingent upon these conversations. Regularly checking in with the governing municipality throughout the construction lifecycle will ensure that the project is done right.
Increasing efficiency in both the construction of a project and the materials helps reduce pollution and long-term environmental impact. Using more efficient methods during construction can shorten the time, resources, and pollution emitted during the development of a project. Considering the large number of projects undergone each year, this increased efficiency plays an important role in both the sustainability infrastructure and the cost.
Through research and innovation in civil engineering, KCSB can transition from less efficient or sometimes harmful materials toward those that are both safer and renewable, improving the long-term outlook for projects.
Use Resources Wisely
Figuring out how to use depleted resources and minimizing the use of nonrenewables is essential to building sustainably. With 38% of carbon dioxide emissions and 12% of total water consumption due to building use, reducing these percentages is of the utmost importance. The challenge for us is maintaining the same level of services with fewer materials.
KCSB engineers in each department strive to design, optimize, and ultimately visualize site plans before building. This automatically reduces energy and materials consumed, further cutting waste. By streamlining operations with intelligent technology, projects are also completed faster, eliminating excess time, money, and supplies.
Cleaner air and water quality and minimal waste from buildings protect the surrounding ecosystem and conserves natural resources. Undoubtedly, when reaching environmental goals, everybody benefits.