Research Journal of The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal
ISSN 1847-5450 print / ISSN 1847-6228 online
udc 62:658(05)

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8. Aleksander Srdić, Lucila M. S. Campos,
Andrea C. Trierweiller, Jana Šelih

Environmental Management In Project Oriented Companies Within Construction Sector


Construction sector activities are predominantly project-oriented, and production processes are being executed on a temporary production (construction) site. Contemporary view of the sector includes, in addition to achievement of traditional goals, requirements related to environment, such as resource efficiency, emission control and preservation of biodiversity. For this purpose, the paper proposes an extended concept of quality and its comprehensive management in construction to the field of sustainability. Next, the existing body of knowledge is examined in order to identify specific measures to be used in the implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) into the contracting organisation as well as into the construction project. Challenges associated with project oriented production are identified and discussed, and special emphasis is placed to the role of the organisational culture in this process. Environmental Management Project System (EMPS) is developed and proposed to be used within the construction project. For a given construction project, the EMPS can be supplemented by an Environmental Impact Assessment if required.