Built Environment

The face of construction is changing with new and disruptive technology driving the industry to the future. Identifying technologies that transform the approach to social infrastructure development and construction is going to become even more important over the next few years as we Smart Cities becomes normal for countries across the World.

Cities and their delivery partners face complex choices about what type of future they are seeking to create in order to meet aspirations of their citizens. Different cities will have different visions, reflecting the needs and circumstances of their populations and economic activities.

Strain on traditional service delivery from increasing populations poses a significant challenge to the sustainable growth of cities. Managing physical resources, such as energy or water as well as managing healthcare, traffic and city logistics, among others, is a major challenge that cities need to address to ensure sustainable growth in the future.

BSI has developed a range of standards to support these changes and to ensure that the industry is prepared for the changes and is ready to benefit from smarter, more cost effective ways of working.

Quality, health and safety are key drivers for the construction industry but as it works to meet its objectives, the sector is also facing increasing pressure to consider its environmental impact, both in its use of materials and resources and in the sustainability of its completed projects.

Conducting an environmental impact assessment is a legal requirement for construction projects. Management systems and related standards can help you to reduce your environmental impacts, improve your business operations and control health and safety risks in the workplace.