Building Techniques In Japan
environmental center carried out a survey on the 'green' techniques in the construction
industry in Japan and found that companies had developed and adopted a range of
measures including improvements to equipments and processes, and simple new ways
to control and re-use waste materials. Some suggested measures are given below:
The use of plastic mould to replace the typical veneer board mould, reducing the
number of trees cut down. The plastic moulds can be recycled and re-used, reducing
development of construction method using panel concrete, which does not require
moulds for pouring concrete, reducing the amount of waste and controlling the
use of moulds made from tropical wood.
the wastes in one place makes it difficult to identify the components. Separating
the waste into different contains makes identification easy, helps improve the
site environment and cuts disposal costs.
: Sustainable Business- Economic Development and Environmentally Sound Technologies,
UNEP, The Regional Corporation Ltd., London, UK, pp-31