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Building new homes and other construction projects can have devasting impacts on the surrounding environment. From air pollution to habitat degradation there are many environmental risks at construction sites. Builders are responsible for making sure the construction project is efficient, safe, and cost-effective but they should also be overseen preventing damages to the sensitive ecosystems surrounding the site. That said, what are the greatest environmental risks on construction sites and how can builders protect the surrounding land?
The resource below, Minimizing Environmental Risks at Construction Sites, provides a few examples of ways contractors can help protect the environment while performing the necessary tasks required in the community. It provides 6 environmental risks to some of the most common construction impacts to the surrounding area.
In order to prevent damages to the environment, builders should be sure to create a comprehensive plan that includes minimizing environmental risks before construction begins. Preparing ahead can help prevent construction-related environmental damage such as water and air pollution.
While legislation can help further reduce environmental risks, many responsible construction companies are taking the initiative to minimize the environmental footprint on projects. If you are interested in learning more check out the resource below.