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Investigation of the Impacts of the Construction Industry on the Environment: The Case of Western Oromia National Regional State

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Throughout the process of its development, construction operations have effects on the environment. These affects happen from the beginning of work on site through the development period, the operational period, and the ultimate devastation when a building comes to the conclusion of its existence. Indeed, in spite of the fact that the development retro is comparatively shorter in comparison to the other stages of building’s life, it has assorted critical influences on the environment. This essay explores the main impacts of construction activities on the environment in waster Oromia, a national regional state. From the literature, forty-four negative impacts of construction activities on the environment have been identified. A cross-sectional survey was conducted after these impacts were further divided into ten main groups. Respondents’ opinions were obtained through interviews and questionnaires. Questionnaires were distributed to one hundred professional respondents, who included 52 structural engineers, 29 quantity surveyors, and 14 architects. The respondents were asked to identify the greatest environmental impacts. The environmental impacts identified were evaluated and ranked by the relative impact index method. According to the results of the study, the respondents agreed that resource consumption groups are the highest ranked among the top ten groups impact of construction activities on the environment in the western Oromia national regional state. The paper makes recommendations for stakeholders in the construction sector to adapt regulations or standards to the construction environment in western Oromia national regional state and ensure their correct and efficient implementation.

DOI 10.11648/j.jccee.20240901.11
Published in Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024)
Page(s) 1-8
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Construction Activities, Construction Industry, Environmental, Impacts, Western Oromia

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