Reasons Why Civil Engineers Are Constructing Environmentally-Friendly Buildings

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Unlike previous generations, people around the world are becoming more conscious of the need to protect the environment especially with the menace of climate change looming large. This is the only way they can preserve this planet for future generations. When it comes to constructing buildings and other infrastructure projects, civil engineers are now turning their attention towards use of sustainable materials. This not only goes a long way in reducing carbon footprints but enable the occupants of the structure to reuse energy. Even various local governments are making it mandatory all construction projects in their area comply with the guidelines that the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) lay down.   

V. Reddy Kancharla is a civil engineer from Briarcliff Manor, New York in the United States with more than 25 years of valuable experience in the field of civil construction and geotechnical consultation. This master’s degree holder from Texas Tech University in Lubbock is also one of the most sought after expert in the areas of construction quality assurance and control. He is the mastermind behind the design, development and construction of many prominent infrastructure projects in the country. These includes numerous high-rise building in New York City, the USTA National Tennis Center, Terminals 1, 4, 5 and 7 of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport and Yankee Stadium.

He says that civil engineers are now building structures using environmentally friendly materials and construction methods to cater to requirements of their clients. Moreover, these experts are going out of their way when it comes to dispelling the misconception among the public such projects are more expensive than traditional ones. He goes on to explain such buildings have the following advantages:

Low maintenance and operating cost

Civil engineers include a number of distinct construction features when it comes to creating environmentally friendly buildings. These structures ensure effective use of necessary resources like water, heat and energy. This enables the occupants to save more money on the utility bills every month in comparison to traditional means. 

Energy Efficient

The practitioners of this profession design environmental friendly buildings in such a manner to reduce the use of non-renewable energy sources. They install solar panels of the roof of such structures to draw enough ultraviolent energy to heat and light the interiors. In addition to this, they create the windows in such a manner to absorb as much natural light from the sun as possible. 

Water Efficiency

Civil engineers construct environmentally friendly buildings in a way that these structures can make effective use of alternative sources of water to meet the needs of their occupants. While ensuring a clean and reliable supply of this valuable resource within the place, these experts go out of their way to guarantee there is minimum wastage.

Material efficiency

Civil engineers construct environmentally friendly buildings using sustainable materials without compromising on the durability of the structure and safety of the occupants. They also go out of their way to ensure minimum wastage when it comes to using such substances.

V. Reddy Kancharla says there is a constant demand from the public for buildings that are environmentally friendly. The practitioners of his profession are rising to occasion to meet the requirements of such people by using sustainable material and construction techniques.