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Title: Environmental impact management practices used by Ghanaian Construction Firms
Authors: Obimpeh, Raymond Akana
Keywords: An Investigation
Environmental Impact
Management Practices
Ghanaian Construction Firms
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2021
Abstract: The main goal of the study was to investigate environmental impact management practice in the construction industry in Ghana. specifically, the study looked at, the challenges of managing environmental impact resulting from construction activities, in addition the study looked at the effectiveness of existing environmental impact management practices used by the construction firms and finally, to identify the environmental impact management practices used by Ghanaian construction firms. Mixed method research design was employed to achieve the aforementioned objectives, a questionnaire as a data collection instrument. A total of 30 respondents were sampled across different construction firms using a purposive sampling technique.The result revealed that, high cost, lack of technical expertise of staff on the environmental impact management, poor nature of supervision by EPA, poor attitude of construction workers towards compliance to EPA standards, and negative perception of the industry players/stakeholders on the reality of environmental impact were the existing challenges of environmental impact management among construction firms. Land reclamation, planting of trees, regular watering of construction site, meeting of stakeholders within project community were rated very effective environmental impact management practices construction firms applied in Ghana. Finally, on the environmental impact management practices used by firms the result revealed that, EPA standards procedures, World Bank safe guard policies, individual project profiling and constituting environmental impact management committee to deal with specific project were identified as the best environmental impact management practices. Based on these findings the researcher recommends that, the Environmental protection agency (EPA) should enforce the existing laws governing environmental management practices in Ghana to compel construction companies to comply
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in Partial fulfilment of Requirement for the award degree of Master of Science in Construction Management, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14127
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