We are all aware that building new homes, stores and manufacturing facilities, erecting new transmission and distribution lines, and providing improved access via new highways has potentially devasting impacts on our environment. But do you know what the greatest impacts are and how to protect our land and the flora and fauna it supports?
The infographic below, Minimizing Environmental Risks at Construction Sites, offers a brief glimpse into the ways builders can help to protect the environment while performing the building tasks necessary to keep our economy and lives humming. It provides solutions to some of the most important ways that construction can harm the land and the people and wildlife that inhabit it.
Builders should be sure to put a comprehensive plan in place before construction begins to help mitigate the potential adverse effects of their projects. Thinking ahead helps to prevent construction-related damages such as water runoff and erosion, water and air pollution, noise and vibration impacts, soil compaction problems and habitat degradation.
While legislation can help in this arena, many responsible building companies are taking the initiative to limit their environmental footprint. Read on to learn how to limit the environmental impacts of construction before, during and after they occur.
Environmental Risks by Yak Mat