• An investigation into the Role of the Construction Project Manager in the Environment Risk Management in UK Construction

    Pages: 82

    This 82 page paper examines the role of the project managers with reference to environmental risk management, in the construction industry in the UK. The paper starts with an introduction including some background, aims and objectives, justification and limitations. Methodology for secondary and primary research is presented. The literature review looks at the tasks of the project manager, project lifecycles and risk management as well as environmental aspects of project management in construction including legislation and tools that can be used. The simulated primary research assesses the tasks that construction project managers in the UK perform, the results of the research are then used to make recommendation for improving environmental risk management in the UK construction industry. The bibliography cites 62 sources.

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    Research 14 3. Literature Review 21 3.1 Aspects of Project Management 21 3.1.1 The Role of the Project Manager 21 3.1.2 The Project Lifecycle 28 3.1.3 Risk Management 32 3.2 The Regulatory Environment 36 3.2.1 The Regulatory Background 36 3.2.2 Regulatory Tools 38 3.2.3 The UK Environmental Protect  Act 1990 42 3.3 Specific Environmental Risk Issues 44 3.3.1 Waste 45 3.3.2 Environmental Risk Management 51 3.3.2.1 Environmental impact assessment 59 3.3.2.2 Environmental audit 59 3.3.2.3 Lifecycle Assessment 62 3.3.2.4 Energy Management 64 4. Primary Research Findings 66 5. Discussion 72 6. Recommendations 78 References 83  1. Introduction 1.1 Background In recent years there has been an increased level of concern regarding environmentalism and the way that it is managed in almost  all industries. There has been a gradual shift in the general perception of its importance in the general population. The actions undertaken by different anthropocentric organizations such as GreenPeace and  the World Wildlife Fund may have brought environmental issues to the attention of the media (Purser et al, 1995), but it may be argued that the political measures, such as  Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) which is removing incandescent light bulbs from the shelves of shops in Europe due to their inefficiency in order to reduce environmental harm (European Report, 2009), another  example of legislation having a major impact is the EU Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive (WEEE), which came into effect in 2005. Prior to this only 10% of  electrical waste was recycled, this legislation makes manufacturers responsible of goods throughout their lifecycle, including disposal, in effect they are responsible for recycling goods when the come to the end  of their life (Cirell and Bennett, 2006). These are impacting on the way that the environment and environmental risk is perceived, helping to change the mass culture and expectations in  terms of environmental risk (Clarke and Chanlat, 2009). This has built on international agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol which have necessitated moves by governments if they are to 

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