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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the key issues to be addressed in developing a framework for the eco‐costing of construction waste. Design/methodology/approach – Based on an analysis of the literature, original thinking and the use of a case study, the key issues...
Purpose – An attempt is made to produce a susceptibility surface runoff hazard map for Kuwait by integrating four maps: paleodrainage; topography; vegetation cover (extracted from a Landsat image of 2001); and soil. Design/methodology/approach – Local expert knowledge, weighting methods like the...
Purpose – To determine the human and environmental values that need to be protected at every ethical decision‐making point, given that resources are finite and that the needs of future generations have no upper limit. Design/methodology/approach – A search was made of the Humanities and Area...
Purpose – The goal of this paper is to detect helminth eggs in treated wastewater for sanitary control, using them as biological indicators of wastewater quality. Design/methodology/approach – Samples were taken from the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant of the Metropolitan Area. To...
Purpose – The construction industry consumes large amounts of natural resources, which are not properly utilised owing to the generation of waste. Construction waste has challenged the performance of the industry and its sustainable goals. The majority of the causes underlying material waste are...
Purpose – To investigate the impact of EMS certification on the performance of firms, including economic and environmental aspects and perceived customer satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – The purpose of this study is hypotheses testing in order to explain the variance in the dependent...
Purpose – To provide water utilities operating under rationing conditions with some insight into issues related to managing non‐revenue water (NRW). Design/methodology/approach – Reviews general theories associated with pressure, surges and water leakage, and compares them with real data in a...
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