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dc.contributor.advisorDoh, Jeung-Hwan
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Dane G
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:45:49Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:45:49Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2919
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366762
dc.description.abstractSustainable development has been studied for over three decades and was broadly defined to include the appropriate consideration of the triple bottom line approach. This incorporates economic, social and environmental considerations of development. Historically, development has been observed to focus principally on economic outcomes, with environmental considerations being ancillary to these. Progress has ensued, and research continually aims to improve the appropriateness of broadly adaptable procedures to contribute to the improvement of all aspects of development. To date progress has been largely ineffective at achieving qualitative and quantitative solutions. The building and construction industry contributes enormous detrimental environmental impact. This industry has been previously estimated to contribute between 40-50% of energy consumption and to produce a similar proportion of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. With global populations predicted to continue to increase throughout the first half of this century, demands driving such impacts are set to continue. These factors contribute extensively to environmental impacts of global significance, ie. climate change and global warming. As such, the need to mitigate the impacts of the industry cannot be overstated.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsSustainable development
dc.subject.keywordsConcrete buildings
dc.subject.keywordsEnvironmentally efficient buildings
dc.titleIncorporating Environmentally Efficient Structural Engineering Design into Concrete Buildings
dc.typeGriffith thesis
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technology
gro.description.notepublicIn order to comply with copyright Chapers 2, 4 and 5 have not been published here.
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorGuan, Hong
dc.contributor.otheradvisorPanuwatwanich, Kriengsak
dc.rights.accessRightsPublic
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1457072884098
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0
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gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentGriffith School of Engineering
gro.griffith.authorMiller, Dane G.


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