The Integration and Management: A Main Rating Category for Sustainable New Construction in Egypt
12 Pages Posted: 17 May 2018 Last revised: 14 Sep 2018
Date Written: May 1, 2018
The paper is made for a partial fulfillment of a Ph.D. research made by the above mentioned authors to present a proposed national sustainable rating & certification system for new construction to promote the benefits of sustainable building practices, and embrace the potential of green buildings in Egypt, while the paper is describing one main category of the proposed system which is the Integration and Management category.
Both terms of "Integration" and "Management" are usually listed separately in the main categories of different international sustainable rating and certification systems for new construction, while in this paper both terms are combined together in one category named as "Integration and Management" category which is mainly focusing to insure that the sustainable accreditation targeted level is given to the project under uniform and consistent Total Quality Assessment (TQA) procedures and project management conditions for the proposed national sustainable rating and certification system for new construction in Egypt.
Integration and Management Category, as described below, is having a new assembly of mandatory and scoring credits complying with the sustainability three bottom lines; ecological/environmental, equity/social, and economical aspects to rectify the lack of integration & management issues in new construction including achievement & appraisal of technical quality from all project disciplines for design documents, construction activities, sustainable planning, project time, modular & standardized design, adaptability & deconstruction, and building re-use.
Keywords: Sustainable, Integration, Management, Accreditation, TQA, Appraisal, Planning
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